||[May. 14th, 2009|11:42 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
Are you in the "don't much like any of the parties but will vote to keep the BNP out" camp?
How will you be voting against the BNP?
My normal big party
One of the little parties
I can't/won't vote
I won't, I'll vote BNP
Obviously you may not want to, but may I ask which party?
Some religion based party
Other vaguely racist sounding
Something with 'Socialist' in the name
ETA:Whoops, I forgot the Scots/Welsh/Cornish Nationalists. Oh, and the Northern Irish parties. Still, eh?
[resists urge to make "oh are lib dems a big party now?" jokes]
what IS this Jury Team thing??? some random was talking to me in the street about it a month or so ago but:
a. it was april 1
b. it was outside the local baptist church, so i guessed it was goddy...
They sound like quite an interesting idea, an attempt to create an "umbrella" party for independent candidates. Only problem is that if they did well I could see the "no single ideology" rationale breaking down quite easily. There's also the danger they'd become de facto
taken over by some left or rightwing grouping. UKIP was intended to be a broad-spectrum party united over a single issue yet it became essentially a club for ex-Tory europhobes and the middle-class far-right.
grumble grumble if 97 hadn't been such a landslide (say Lab had won by 50-60) we would've had PR of some sort by now, and never another tory government!!! ;)
I wonder if there will be a big spike in support for the BNP or UKIP if the UK doesn't do very well in the Eurovision on Saturday?
The BNP don't stand much chance up here. They've made inroads in England by picking-up votes from disenchanted working-class voters and, in Scotland, the SNP have been much more successful in grabbing those votes as well as not being stigmatised by being, well, a fascist party.
Not sure who I'm going to vote for, none of the main parties impress me at the moment and I think the minor parties are largely a collection of nutjobs but I hate the notion of abstaining because I always think you should vote least worst in that case. Wonder who that'll end up being.
Oddly enough, I'll be voting (not sure who for), to avoid the SNP. Obviously the BNP is abhorrent, but they're not such a threat. I really hate the SNP, not for most of their politics, but for the horrible anti-English sentiment that they tend to attract, which I consider to be the worst national characteristic of the Scots.