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Who will you vote for at the General Election 4?

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#1
Time for Arrse's weekly opinion poll. Who will you be voting for on 6 May?

Has anything that has happened in the campaign so far swayed you or caused you to think again? Are the parties addressing the interests of soldiers?

Answers below please.

This poll will run for 24 hours only.
 
#2
Should there be a "spoiling ballot" option.

I know an individual who intends to scrawl "you're all thieving b@stards" on his.

Edited to add that he may use a stronger term than b@stards
 
#4
I was going to vote Tory, and probably stil will, but I am beginning to seriously doubt their
ability to govern.
Cameron et al are aiming at a sitting target with an idefensible record led by low calibre pygmies and yet he still can't finish them off.

With all the ammunition at his disposal Con and NLab are still dancing on the head of the same pin wibbling about
where a poxy 6bn is to come from and which businessman last wrote to a newspaper.

Mrs T would have eaten them all for breakfast by now, done the washing up and be finishing off the crossword while wondering what
to do for the rest of the day.

The modern Tories seem to be made from cheese and feathers rather than British steel.
 
#6
Still not sure, I don't trust any of the main 3 to do anything other than fill their own pockets. The rest couldn't manage a challenge to worry them though.

At the moment UKIP or local independent will get the vote.
 
#7
When casting our votes we must all remember one undeniable and indisputable fact. There is only one party which is capable of forming the next Government, the Conservatives. A vote for any of the other minority parties, however well intentioned or sincerely held the belief, is in the effect a vote for Gordon Brown and New Labour. It really is that simple.
Now, if you think the BNP have all the answers then frankly, I can only wonder what questions you're asking :? .
I must admit UKIP have a certain attraction for me and were I a voter in Buckingham then I would unhesitatingly lend my vote to Nigel Farage in order to get that appalling little tic, "Squeaker" Bercow :x (and his equally appalling uber-slapper of a wife :x :x ) out of the H of C and off our TV screens forever more.
If the EU and all it's works are your hobby-horse then it's worth remembering that an estimated 72% of Conservative PPC's hold strongly Eurosceptic views and that they will therefore have a powerful voice in the Party and Parliament in the event of a Tory victory. It will be the most Eurosceptic Government since 1940! :lol: :lol:
 
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Jaeger said:
When casting our votes we must all remember one undeniable and indisputable fact. There is only one party which is capable of forming the next Government, the Conservatives.
I do deny this and I do dispute it. Confused, malleable, cosmetic, too Eurosceptic and IMHO, still the Nasty Party.

Jaeger said:
A vote for any of the other minority parties, however well intentioned or sincerely held the belief, is in the effect a vote for Gordon Brown and New Labour. It really is that simple.
Perhaps - but maybe a hung parliament might be a useful tonic for our political system for a while?

Jaeger said:
Now, if you think the BNP have all the answers then frankly, I can only wonder what questions you're asking :? .
I totally agree - I think that a great many sentient people will find that they deeply regret a BNP vote being on their conscience in the future.
 
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Jaeger said:
When casting our votes we must all remember one undeniable and indisputable fact. There is only one party which is capable of forming the next Government, the Conservatives. A vote for any of the other minority parties, however well intentioned or sincerely held the belief, is in the effect a vote for Gordon Brown and New Labour. It really is that simple.
Even if they have no chance of winning that seat, let alone come 4th?
 
#12
What Jeager said ... a protest vote is a wasted vote.

Nobody, in ANY Party, is interested on what you are protesting about, only about getting you write the letter X in the right spot on the ballot paper.

You make your 'protest', you feel smug and clever, but NOBODY else will know who/how/when/why. If you are really unlucky, you might even end up with a minority party MP, who will have absolutely NO influence in Westminster at all ... and YOU will thus be unrepresented until the next Election.

The fact remains that ONLY the 3 Major Parties have the faintest prospect of digging the country out of the sh1t Labour have dropped it in. In fact, IMO, regardless of its obvious faults, there is only ONE option. ;-)


[OK, I might have made an exception to dispose of Bercow down the nearest toilet]
 
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Victorian_Major said:
Jaeger said:
When casting our votes we must all remember one undeniable and indisputable fact. There is only one party which is capable of forming the next Government, the Conservatives.
I do deny this and I do dispute it. Confused, malleable, cosmetic, too Eurosceptic and IMHO, still the Nasty Party.
I would rather vote for the "Nasty party" which might actually reward success, than for the "Nice Party" which allows millions to come into the country so they will vote for it, and gives away billions on Benefits and Single mothers!

Ever heard the phrase, "sometimes you have to be nasty to be nice"?

Victorian_Major said:
Jaeger said:
A vote for any of the other minority parties, however well intentioned or sincerely held the belief, is in the effect a vote for Gordon Brown and New Labour. It really is that simple.
Perhaps - but maybe a hung parliament might be a useful tonic for our political system for a while?
Great, except Gordon gets first dibs on being Prime Minister. Can you really see him forming a cabinet with the Lib Dems (Who he hates) or the Tories (who he hates even more). Meanwhile, the country continues to go down the pan!
 
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Victorian_Major said:
Perhaps - but maybe a hung parliament might be a useful tonic for our political system for a while?
A nightmare scenario, IMO.

It won't be a 'tonic', it will be chaotic in-fighting, time-wasting and posturing.

Exactly what the Nation doesn't need at the moment.
 
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I'm hoping the the Conservative manifesto will persuade me that a vote in their direction would be worthwhile. I'm not really convinced it will though.

As for voting other than Conservative being a wasted vote, absolute bollox. No vote is wasted, the euro elections proved that. A strong showing for the smaller parties has a dramatic effect on the politicians. Lets be honest, non of the parties are really worthy of a vote, they are all intent on serving themselves and not the country.
As it stands at the moment I ammost likely to vote UKIP as they are closest to representing my views. I amquite prepared to change that is the Conservative manifesto is good.
One point with regard to manifesto's is that after the last election they lack a bit of crediblity, the political parties seem to regard them as vague guidlines rather than a statement of definate policy.
 
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johnboyzzz said:
Jaeger said:
When casting our votes we must all remember one undeniable and indisputable fact. There is only one party which is capable of forming the next Government, the Conservatives. A vote for any of the other minority parties, however well intentioned or sincerely held the belief, is in the effect a vote for Gordon Brown and New Labour. It really is that simple.
Even if they have no chance of winning that seat, let alone come 4th?
Exactly - if I voted Conservative (and I'm still not convinced by 'Dave') the only effect would be assist either Labour or SNP to achieve a slightly better second place to our sitting Lib Dem MP.

C_C
 
#19
Sadly until proportional representation is brought in rather than the first past the post then we will always have a 2/3 party system, the PR system would give the smaller parties a better chance of gaining an influencing number of seats in Parliament.
 
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Jaeger said:
When casting our votes we must all remember one undeniable and indisputable fact. There is only one party which is capable of forming the next Government, the Conservatives. A vote for any of the other minority parties, however well intentioned or sincerely held the belief, is in the effect a vote for Gordon Brown and New Labour. It really is that simple.
Now, if you think the BNP have all the answers then frankly, I can only wonder what questions you're asking :? .
I must admit UKIP have a certain attraction for me and were I a voter in Buckingham then I would unhesitatingly lend my vote to Nigel Farage in order to get that appalling little tic, "Squeaker" Bercow :x (and his equally appalling uber-slapper of a wife :x :x ) out of the H of C and off our TV screens forever more.
If the EU and all it's works are your hobby-horse then it's worth remembering that an estimated 72% of Conservative PPC's hold strongly Eurosceptic views and that they will therefore have a powerful voice in the Party and Parliament in the event of a Tory victory. It will be the most Eurosceptic Government since 1940! :lol: :lol:
This is true, but it also depends on where you live. In my area there's NO chance of anyone except the Tory getting in, so a UKIP vote is a useful way of registering that Eurosceptic protest.
 
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