Go on Mr Cameron, I dare you!

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Sorry Biscuits I don't see what compulsory voting would do. When did "none of the above" ever change anything.

Mind you I can see monster raving loony doing quite well.
 
#3
If people can't be arrsed to take an interest in politics, nor motivate their arrses to the polls, let them stay home. Better for the country if they don't have a say.
 
#4
I'd support compulsory voting. It would do away with all the arguments that a Government doesn't really have a mandate and to be honest, the current state of affairs with huge swathes of people not bothering to turn up to vote is not at all satisfactory when we are touting ourselves around the world stage as a democracy.

So yeah! Go for it!!!
 
#6
I'd support compulsory voting. It would do away with all the arguments that a Government doesn't really have a mandate and to be honest, the current state of affairs with huge swathes of people not bothering to turn up to vote is not at all satisfactory when we are touting ourselves around the world stage as a democracy.

So yeah! Go for it!!!
I'm for it too, as long as we get an option not to vote for one of the spineless ****ing greedy bastarding parties that are on a different ****ing planet to the rest of the population.

Thank Christ I'm getting out of this country.
 
#8
I can name the President and the Vice President, I can name the candidates running against them, and I can accurately locate both Canada and Mexico on a map. Which is more than I can say for a great number of my fellow citizens, and I daresay the same goes for many in your country. I have absolutely no desire to give them a greater voice in my country's government than they already have: "Show up and vote if you want, if not, stay the fcuk home".
 
#10
honoured members, for those of you against my motion. Non turn out punishable by a fine of £9230.

That's half of the weekly ESA ( Dole) payments for a period of one parliament.
 
#11
I'm for it too, as long as we get an option not to vote for one of the spineless ****ing greedy bastarding parties that are on a different ****ing planet to the rest of the population.

Thank Christ I'm getting out of this country.
Sadly in my experience and I am on my fourth or is it fifth none of them are any different
 
#13
Why do you want to encourage society's leeches to go to the polls and vote themselves more bread and circuses?

because a whole bunch of them still won't do it and won't believe it until, bam, court fine reducing their benefits by half. As for the future well they are taking out of the goddam system least the bastards can do is get off their arrses and become invested in it once every five years. Mind you we can add it for local elections as well.
 
#14
I know most of the voting-aged people here wouldn't know a government bill if they were rogered with it, and even the ones who do vote tend to do it based on a policy of "that guy doesn't look as nice" or "Oh look, that guy has a photo of him standing with the University Meat Club. He must be a decent bloke."
 
#16
I know most of the voting-aged people here wouldn't know a government bill if they were rogered with it, and even the ones who do vote tend to do it based on a policy of "that guy doesn't look as nice" or "Oh look, that guy has a photo of him standing with the University Meat Club. He must be a decent bloke."
Have you seen Harriet Harman?

Taking a good look would dispel your theory. A better example would be Margaret Beckett.
 
#17
The cnut Bliar got in by promising the world to the marginals (Welsh, Scots, gays - not all in the same bracket, mid) and the same will happen again. The turnout in our hard earned democracy is pitiful and we should be ashamed.
There's no point forcing people to vote when the cnuts they're voting for are so pathetic. Reform from the top and legislate for all the people, not just the ****ing margins, to quote Obama, I think.
 
#18
Compulsory voting would mean that voting fraud would be much harder to do and there are a few places in the country where it is only due to the amount of fraud that any voting gets done at all (allegedly).

Can't see the honourable (spit) member for Tower Hamlets (to take just one example purely at random you understand) would be to enthusiastic about the idea.
 
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#20
If people can't be arrsed to take an interest in politics, nor motivate their arrses to the polls, let them stay home. Better for the country if they don't have a say.
Over here, people find it difficult to tell the difference between the two main parties, as each is as bad as the other. The third party are a non-entity and once this coalition dissolves, they will return to the political wilderness. Smaller parties are trying to cash in on this voter apathy but as has been pointed out, if we were to force the vote upon people, the smaller lunatic fringe would benefit as folks over here simply do not like to be told what to do and the Brits are very good at cutting off their noses to spite their faces. You can't blame them, as politicians here have treated the population with contempt for decades. People stay at home as they do not trust politicians here and feel that nothing will change, irrespective of who wins an election. Why vote for currupt people who only wish to shit on you, rape your pensions, tell you that it's all 'our' fault and that "We' re all in this together", whilst they steal from us? There isn't single politician in this country with any credibility. They'll **** you over whether you vote for them or not. Might as well save your energy as it's the only 'saving' you'll own which they don't have their beady little ****ing eyes on.
 

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