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Every voice counts!

#1
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-launches-call-to-the-ballot-box-1935487.html

"Young people 56 per cent of 18- to 24-year-olds are not registered to vote, according to the Electoral Commission, while polls show 25 per cent of 18- to 24-year-olds and 25- to 34-year-olds say they are "certain not to vote";

Those on low incomes Polls show one in four people in social grade DE are "certain not to vote", compared with one in 10 in grade AB;

Armed forces A new annual requirement to register means just 21,000 out of 240,000 service personnel are on the electoral roll, a fall from 139,000;

People from black and ethnic minorities 31 per cent are not registered;

Recent home-movers and private tenants Just 21 per cent of people living at their present address for a year or less, including students, are registered. "

john
 
#2
So? If they aren't registered to vote, clearly they don't know enough about politics to care, so surely their vote means less anyway?
oooh, I'm going to Chiang Mai in the summer...
 
#3
jonwilly said:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/every-voice-counts-iiosi-launches-call-to-the-ballot-box-1935487.html

"Young people 56 per cent of 18- to 24-year-olds are not registered to vote, according to the Electoral Commission, while polls show 25 per cent of 18- to 24-year-olds and 25- to 34-year-olds say they are "certain not to vote";

Those on low incomes Polls show one in four people in social grade DE are "certain not to vote", compared with one in 10 in grade AB;

Armed forces A new annual requirement to register means just 21,000 out of 240,000 service personnel are on the electoral roll, a fall from 139,000;

People from black and ethnic minorities 31 per cent are not registered;

Recent home-movers and private tenants Just 21 per cent of people living at their present address for a year or less, including students, are registered. "

john
It,s a shame that more People don,t vote,but what can you do? Force them?
They will be the ones moaning when it all goes pear shaped,but if they didn,t vote, they have no say in the matter!
Total apathy is running this Country and that is why Brown and Bliar got away with murder....LITERALLY.
I,M FED UP WITH IT ALL TO BE HONEST.
 
#4
Parawhatever
Don't,
please believe me CM is not pleasant in the summer, far too hot.
Stay in UK and vote Tory,
you know it makes sense.
john
Too long out of UK to be allowed to vote
Curtsy of Nue Labour.
 
#5
jonwilly said:
Parawhatever
Don't,
please believe me CM is not pleasant in the summer, far too hot.
Stay in UK and vote Tory,
you know it makes sense.
john
Too long out of UK to be allowed to vote
Curtsy of Nue Labour.
Don't listen to Jonwilly. Just get a room with hot and cold running crumpet and air con. Jobs a good un!
 
#6
"Just get a room with hot and cold running crumpet and air con."

Any form of serious conversation just went out the window.
john
There's more to Thighland then Sextourism.
Onest.
 
#8
jonwilly said:
"Just get a room with hot and cold running crumpet and air con."

Any form of serious conversation just went out the window.
john
There's more to Thighland then Sextourism.
Onest.
Get a life you miserable excuse. I have lived in "Thighland" for years on and off. I expect your favourite bar there is Kathoeys R Us, right :D
 
#11
Bamber(Phil) said:
parahopes said:
I'm only going for the twelve year olds. ;)
i prefer them younger!!!
Nah, its too difficult to get a good fit. I prefer them in their mid 20's. But of course the only reason I go to Thailand is to add to my massive photo database of Wat architecture and my definitive pictorial record of saffron robes as worn by monks.
 
#14
Para/ Bamber
I know squadei humor.
I just tried to find a report in local newspaper but it's been removed.
Don't even joke about if you ever come here, Please believe me if you never believe anything else I ever write.
You will never know who is sitting nest to you, Polis and their informers are out in tourist places EVERY night of the year.
And they have no sense of humor on this subject.
Edo
Explain Kathoeys R Us for the membership
I don't know if you know CM, but it's an old joke up here that we have more in CM then Normal bars.
Keep up the OFF years.
john
Thanks in advance.
 
#15
WTF is the point of going to Thailand if I can't make jokes about peadophilia and the king being ill? All that will be left to laugh about are slitty eyed midgets and buddhism.
 
#18
jonwilly said:
Para/ Bamber
I know squadei humor.
I just tried to find a report in local newspaper but it's been removed.
Don't even joke about if you ever come here, Please believe me if you never believe anything else I ever write.
You will never know who is sitting nest to you, Polis and their informers are out in tourist places EVERY night of the year.
And they have no sense of humor on this subject.
Edo
Explain Kathoeys R Us for the membership
I don't know if you know CM, but it's an old joke up here that we have more in CM then Normal bars.
Keep up the OFF years.
john
Thanks in advance.
Jon. Calm down - anyone who doesn't know what Kathoey are can Google the word (and they will then prolly spend the rest of the day looking in amazement).

Now back on thread again (I do wish jon would stay serious and stop derailing the thread. :lol: ):

We should make voting compulsory and stop the dole etc., of those who choose not to vote. Obviously, some people who unfortunately have to live, for example, in an Iron Lung wont be able to vote, so they will be made an exception. Or they can vote by proxy (whilst not being able to vote with their feet, as it were).

But before we do that we should change the way peoples benefits are assessed in order that those on the dole and other benefits do not form an over-significant part of the electorate. In this way no single political party will have an advantage of a pool of idle, uneducated, under achieving scum to vote for them on the basis that their vote is bought by the dole.

Edited because I didn't have much sleep last night and was kept awake by a delightful young lady of 29 who voted for an evening of cross cultural exchanges of ideas and customs.
 
#19
Yes compulsory voting would in my opinion be a good idea, Australia has it.
I find that many folk who are not registered to vote is unfortunate, with the exception of Members of HM Forces and ex Pats living longtime overseas both categories being Victims of Nue Labour, who I do consider to be trying to help swing the vote in their favour.
I know many UK expats out here and not one of them would vote Labour, in fact like myself, so many quote Nue Labour and Blair's Britain as part of their motivation to move from UK.
john
"Jon. Calm down"
Why ? I enjoy a spot of Banter of a morning.
"delightful young lady of 29"
A likely story considering your previous dissertations on my habits.
 
#20
I'm with the idea of everybody voting but I don't think it should be utterly compulsory because that implies some sort of punishment if for some reason you don't. It should be a lot more strongly encouraged than it is now whether by carrot or stick of any description, but the people who consciously can't be arsed should be free to not be arsed. Uninformed apathy should be jumped all over however.

And while we're at it, I think it should be extremely naughty to publicly disclose who you're voting for because it fuels reactionary puff politics.

Proportional representation and a centrally divvied out electoral campaigning fund would be nice too.
 

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