Thursday, 3 May 2007

The Voting Malarkey

Into the automobile and off to the polling station we went, tra-la. 'twas a sunny day, and we sang our hearts out. Ok, we didn't, We listened to Keane. I like Keane, and probably would have voted for them if they'd been standing. Alas-Alack.

The only parties available for my pencilled cross were:
• Labour - no thank you very much. Ten and a bit years is quite enough.
• Conservative - so close to labour as makes no difference, and we don't know what Cameron's been up to as a child 'cause he won't tell us. Poo. In exchange for my vote I want all the salacious goss. Finally (drum roll, I thank you) The
• Liberal Democrats. The party that 'might', if they got the chance, work. They won't get the chance.

No Green party candidate. WTF? The planet's in ruins and they can't be bothered to stand. Dimwits.
No Respect candidate - just as well.
No monster raving luny party. Damn. I should have stood.

And who did I vote for? That's between me and my muse.

On the local council front there were six names, and we could vote for five of them. Huh? This I don't understand. What is the point? Also there was no indication of what their policies were. I voted based on names I liked. Good huh? Stupidity. But then: that's voting Jim, but not as we know it.


Kapitano said...

The Greens this year aren't standing to get elected. Their sole concern is to destroy Respect.

You don't believe me? Wherever Respect are standing, the Greens are also standing - whether or not they have a chance of getting in, whether or not they've ever stood there before, whether or not they're likely to even get their deposit back.

In most cases they're not even running a campaign - just standing.

They're trying to split the "left of libdem" vote, and also the protest vote, in the hope that if Respect get sufficiently hammered, the latter will implode.

And that's why you don't have a Green candidate. You don't have a Respect candidate because they'd get no votes in your area.

The irony is, the Green party probably doesn't need to bother with this tactic. Respect in in a shambles anyway.

Kapitano said...

PS. I'm not sure, but I don't think the Monster Raving Loony Party exists anymore. Didn't their leader shoot himself through the head some years ago?

Camy said...

see I knew I'd spelt Loony wrong. I think Screaming Lord Such just died of old age, too many drugs and apathy.... Hmm. Best I don't adopt that party, then ;)

Kitty said...

PS. I'm not sure, but I don't think the Monster Raving Loony Party exists anymore.

Perhaps not in the UK ... but then you folks are a bit ahead of the US at present. ;)