Curious - Part II

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by yorkie19, Mar 29, 2005.


How will you be voting on 5/5/05

Poll closed May 5, 2005.
  1. BNP

    2 vote(s)
  2. Conservative

    21 vote(s)
  3. Labour

    24 vote(s)
  4. Liberal Democrat

    26 vote(s)
  5. Monster Raving Looney

    3 vote(s)
  6. Plaid Cymru

    4 vote(s)
  7. SNP

    2 vote(s)
  8. UKIP

    1 vote(s)
  9. Veritas

    0 vote(s)
  10. Other

    2 vote(s)
  11. Green Party

    3 vote(s)
  1. yorkie19

    yorkie19 Active Member

    OK, given that the election is just around the corner, how will you be voting?

    For the purposes of this exercise, everyone gets a vote.

  2. yorkie19

    yorkie19 Active Member

    Forgot the poll!

  3. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Standing Stupidly At The Back Looking Stupid Party then?;)

  4. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    I voted! :biggrin:
  5. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Gentle and Polite Reminder to everyone

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  6. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    How about an option for the Green party?

    Edit: Option added, PB, Mod
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  7. Soppy

    Soppy Member

    OK, own up, who voted Looney?!!

    I am actually dissapointed with their manifesto this time. The 2001 one was hillarious, but this time it's not so funny.

    I think my sig gives my vote away though!
  8. Red Elvis

    Red Elvis Active Member

    Can you not remove the fascists as a choice? Would love to think that no one in tmp land will be voting nazi in may.
  9. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

    So Jamie Oliver does a TV programme on the appalling state of school dinners but gets very little help from the politicians etc. A few days before the election announcement the Schools' Minister announces that schools are to get an extra £280 million for better food (think that's about 50p a meal instead of 37p). Now call me an old cynic but are these two items related?

    The minister claims that she was planning this since she was appointed (3 months ago) but presumably the TV programme was started and finished well before she was appointed - how come the previous minister (Mr Clarke) didn't jump on the Jamie bandwagon when he was approached?

    Well that's the old dears (reduced council tax) and the parents sorted out what do you think the brass banders will be getting from a "new" government?
  10. ScrapingtheBottom

    ScrapingtheBottom Active Member

    I don't see any parties that have facist or nazi views on there. Of course you maybe refering to the BNP, but I assure you that their 'policies' are far to infantile and reactionary to even be classed as facist or nazi.
  11. ScrapingtheBottom

    ScrapingtheBottom Active Member

    In the words of Dick and Dom,

    Ah diddly, ah diddly, ah diddly squit. But I'm used to getting a rum deal from this government as I'm a student.
  12. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    It's the democratic right in this country to be able to vote for who you wish (as long as they're not legally restricted from competing in the election) so whether you or I like it or not, the more extreme parties (until outlawed) must be included in the poll above to determine the true reflection of voting trends.
  13. BigHorn

    BigHorn Active Member

    How Ironic is that? :confused:
  14. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    In your opinion, maybe not in everyone's
  15. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

  16. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    As usual, Liberal. I am a wet Liberal and proud of it. I've always voted Liberal and I'm not going to change now.Maybe it's a wasted vote, but it's my democratic right, my foremothers fought for the right and I choose to exercise it.

    P.S. Was sorely tempted to vote BNP on here just to put the panther amongst the dodos, but that would have been a lie.;)
  17. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    A vote is only a wasted one when it's not cast at all. People have no right to complain if they don't excercise their right to vote.
  18. ScrapingtheBottom

    ScrapingtheBottom Active Member

    Well, no, nazism and facism are particular politcal philosophies, the BNP doesn't appear to align itself to either of them, probably because the party leadership doesn't really know what they are. It is easy to confuse nazism and facism with nationalism, as the terms are, rather misleadingly, interchanged quite often, they are not the same thing.

    EDIT: Or should I say that nazism and facism are flavours of nationalism (well nazism is a flavour of socialism actually) and that there are many other types of nationalism outside their definition.
  19. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

    just because you (or even most of society) disagrees with a particular point of view that is no reason to stop that view being expressed. If the fascists (i assume you mean BNP) as you call them are banned from all discussion they can then claim to be martyrs. Surely it is better to let them express their view openly and allow open debate to persuade people where their vote should go.

    If you start banning points of view you are on a slippery slope to a one-party state, is that really what you want to see?
  20. ScrapingtheBottom

    ScrapingtheBottom Active Member

    Absolutely spot on. :clap:

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