Holyrood elections

Who will you vote for or not

  • SNP

    Votes: 24 46.2%
  • Labour

    Votes: 4 7.7%
  • Liberal

    Votes: 2 3.8%
  • Conservative

    Votes: 10 19.2%
  • Green

    Votes: 1 1.9%
  • Abstain by choice

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Can't be arrsed voting as it just encourages the lying cheating barstards

    Votes: 11 21.2%

  • Total voters
    52

Fang_Farrier

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#1
For those who live North of the Border, are you going to bother voting this year? If so, for whom?

Am sure those who don't have their own Parliment will have things to say about this issue, if so bugger off to the Naafi and post them there
 

Sixty

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#2
1. Yes
2. SNP
 

Fang_Farrier

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#3

Fang_Farrier

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#4
#5
Like most I'll probably vote SNP up until the day they start thinking that we're all voting for them for independance rather than just trying to squeeze extra cash from Westminster.
 
#6
I see that the Torys in Scotland will drop the school leaving age to 14 to enable kids to learn a trade in a apprenticeship or vocational training programme.

Anybody see the problem with that proposal?
 

rampant

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#7

Fang_Farrier

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#8
I see that the Torys in Scotland will drop the school leaving age to 14 to enable kids to learn a trade in a apprenticeship or vocational training programme.

Anybody see the problem with that proposal?
You mean other than the complete lack of any sort apprenticeships or vocational training programme?
 

Fang_Farrier

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#9
TBH, for the first time I'm genuinely think of abstaining.

Manifestos for the Parties:

http://www.scottishlabour.org.uk/uploads/0d8611cd-8e0f-e0a4-1da3-29ce3605f336.pdf

http://www.scottishlabour.org.uk/uploads/90f01478-1fdd-4d04-4586-29c3ff2760f2.pdf


http://www.scottishconservatives.com/downloads/scottish-conservative-manifesto-2011.pdf

The others are hodge podges of policy outlines on their websites, afaics. Sixty is there a pdf for this year's SNP Manifesto? I can only find the 2010?
Still to come out, at least it's not been mentioned on Radio Scotland as out yet. I thought only the Tories was out and that was today. They usually like to do them on different days so that they catch all the media focus
 
#10
You mean other than the complete lack of any sort apprenticeships or vocational training programme?
Take anything from the top shelf. They're the best prizes we've got.
 

rampant

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#11
I assume the rest will be out across the week: Post as they become available chaps, if I don't.

TBH, where I cast my vote it's a toss up between the Tories and Lib Dems (who had the seat the most in the last 200 or so years), no one else has a look in. In Glasgow it's all labour
 
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syledis

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#12
I would love to vote SNP , but have issues with Alex Salmon and his grandstanding and that hatchet faced bitch Sturgen who never won an election but got in as a list MP, the way George Galloway is trying to get in, as usual, in a predominantely Muslim constituancy.

I guess its the Tories for me then or maybe a UKIP candidate if there is one in my area
 

Fang_Farrier

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#13
I assume the rest will be out across the week: Post as they become available chaps, if I don't.

TBH, where I cast my vote it's a toss up between the Tories and Lib Dems (who had the seat the most in the last 200 or so years), no one else has a look in. In Glasgow it's all labour
Current seats by the map it's almost in layers, Tories closest to the English, then Labour in Central Belt, SNP across the middle and then all the Lib-Dems in the Highlands and Northern Isles.
 

Attachments

#14
1. UKIP - if they're standing, just to piss the rest of the bastards off. And the local UKIP guy is actually a fairly decent bloke.
2. Tory - because at least they aren't lead by Grey or Greyer.
 
#15
The thing with UKIP is the double standards. The EU is a big bad centralisation of power within Europe but the countries of the UK should be run from a centralised power base in London. Ceding to Europe is bad but all the states of the UK should be controlled by Westminster.

I'd have more respect for them if they just fought for English independence.
 
#16
1. Yes.
2. SNP. They've done a good job so far as a minority government and are the only major party standing who actually seem interested in Scotland. Leaving school at 14, FFS! Why not just shove 'em up a chimney while you're at it?
 

rampant

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#17
1. Yes.
2. SNP. They've done a good job so far as a minority government and are the only major party standing who actually seem interested in Scotland. Leaving school at 14, FFS! Why not just shove 'em up a chimney while you're at it?
Interesting, you'll pardon my presumption but I always got the intonation from your posts you were left-centrist with union sympathies. My biggest (& probably only real) stumbling block with the SNP has always been the issue of Independence. Would you care to expand on that?
 

Fang_Farrier

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#18
Interesting, you'll pardon my presumption but I always got the intonation from your posts you were left-centrist with union sympathies. My biggest (& probably only real) stumbling block with the SNP has always been the issue of Independence. Would you care to expand on that?
My gripe with the SNP is their leftist leaning, if only there was a Scottish independence party that was right wing and anti-tory with mainly humanist policies!
 

rampant

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#19
My gripe with the SNP is their leftist leaning, if only there was a Scottish independence party that was right wing and anti-tory with mainly humanist policies!
Ah, the aul' fashioned Heilin' laird Tory (and by Tory I mean the original 17th/18th Century Tory) you damned Jacobite you. :-D

Me, definately a leftist-unionist, with shades of early 20th century Liberal thrown in for good measure.
 
#20
My gripe with the SNP is their leftist leaning, if only there was a Scottish independence party that was right wing and anti-tory with mainly humanist policies!
Me too, with some regret at the passing of the Union. But since there isn't, I'll support the only party that's campaigning on independence and vote for my preferred policies afterwards.

Unless we got some form of robust federalism, a Scotland within the UK is fated to remain the whipping-boy of English nationalists and at the mercy of a national policy-making machinery geared towards the good of the south east of England. Not good enough, IMO.
 

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