- They are all the same
- I can't be bothered
- Politics does not concern me
- Nothing will change
Personally this blogger always votes, be it sometimes simply for the lesser of the evils, and here is why. Politics concerns us all. It affects our Internet freedoms or lack of them. It decides whether or not the country will go to war. It manages the UK economy which if mismanaged can cost us all an arm and leg due to high energy, fuel and grocery prices. It sets the level of taxation and what benefits it may or may not provide. It affects us ALL.
If you are jaded or worn down into cynicism you may believe that politicians will simply feather their own nests and you will struggle no matter who we elect. That is not true though. Some have more of a tendency to help those in need than others and so on.
Right now it is important to send a message to our politicians that we have had enough of their nonsense. It is time for them to behave like statesmen and women rather than squabbling schoolchildren,
This blogger also holds the probably outdated view that as a woman people fought for her to have the right to vote. It was not given to women as a right but rather fought for.
Perhaps the single most important reason to vote now though is to stop an extremist party gaining a foothold in the UK. Apathy may be rife in the UK but not amongst those who support any extremist parties. Fringe parties can all too soon become accepted mainstream political parties. When the going gets tough such people tend to increase their popularity. They offer what they think the people want to hear. By the time you realise how bad they are, it is too late.
Voting has never been easier than it is in the UK right now. Most polling stations are close to where you live. The effort will be minimal but believe it or not some will simply not vote, "because it was raining"
Make sure you use your vote.
Tags: UK local elections, UK extremist parties, bothering to votes, politicians are all same