Our Democratic right to … not turn up

Posted: June 4, 2009 in Random
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There was a vote in the UK today, for european politicians… and I didn’t turn up. Some people may call this apathy but it honestly isn’t, it’s disgust.

Not that I have anything personal against anyone who’s running, just politicians as a gross generalisation. With the news of our politicians petty expenses claims and other niggling behaviour becoming, after about 4 solid weeks, well, boring (eg). Everyone says that the system needs to be changed, so I have a suggestion… give us a way not to choose.

Votes on a much smaller scale often include a RON (reopen nominations) box. The option that lets you say ‘actually none of the people you put up for election are worth voting for’. If it was there we could actually see how many people can’t be bothered to turn up and how many just don’t think anyone is electable. Would be nice to know.

OK I’ve vented, I’m going to go work on a nice chillout track now.

Love and Peace

Dataphiles

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