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Old 08 April 2005, 07:41   #61
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......which is basically what we're all voicing on this thread, people in this country don't vote because they have no need to. By that I mean, if they vote or not, whichever party elected will not adversly effect their life.

Where as, if you live in say, Syria - Ukraine - Yemen - Nigeria - Rowanda etc, your vote can actually change your life, therefore one sees people forming a queue some 12 hours before a polling booth is even open in the knowledge that they have the power to make a difference.

Here in the U.K and for many other E.C markets including the U.S. people don't fear for tomorrow and therefore don't feel it necessary to vote for change.

As I said, just my opinion.
Which is why I am in favour of "proportional MPs pay" ie 30% turnout 30% salary perhaps no one will vote now
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Old 08 April 2005, 07:44   #62
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Which is why I am in favour of "proportional MPs pay" ie 30% turnout 30% salary perhaps no one will vote now
That's actually a pretty good idea; MPs would have to work a lot harder in their consistencies to attract voters. Then, they would have to stick to their promises in order to retain votes in future elections!
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Who has the balls to be honest........

........ I ain't voting this time around as I'd only either, spoil my ballet paper or offer a protest vote to the racists nazi bunch.

Who else will be honest - this is quite agood straw poll !
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........ I ain't voting this time around as I'd only either, spoil my ballet paper or offer a protest vote to the racists nazi bunch.

Who else will be honest - this is quite agood straw poll !
I admit to never having voted in my life, but then the British National Party doesn't field a candidate in the Chelmsford ward.
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Which is why I am in favour of "proportional MPs pay" ie 30% turnout 30% salary perhaps no one will vote now
Like it I also think that MPs should only be allowed to bring in new law by dissolving a number of old ones, say at a ratio for 10 to 1 that way we would have less legislation bogging everything down and the government would think very seriously before passing an petty insignificant acts Des
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Like it I also think that MPs should only be allowed to bring in new law by dissolving a number of old ones, say at a ratio for 10 to 1 that way we would have less legislation bogging everything down and the government would think very seriously before passing an petty insignificant acts Des
Couldn't agree more - what is it with governments that they think that passing tougher new laws all the time will help?

For example they are bringing in new laws - bigger fines and MORE cctv cameras
to stop fly tipping - wouldn't it be better to make it easier to dump your rubbish and cheaper to have a skip emptied? No wonder people fly tip when it costs 150 to have a skip taken away!!!
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Couldn't agree more - what is it with governments that they think that passing tougher new laws all the time will help?

For example they are bringing in new laws - bigger fines and MORE cctv cameras
to stop fly tipping - wouldn't it be better to make it easier to dump your rubbish and cheaper to have a skip emptied? No wonder people fly tip when it costs 150 to have a skip taken away!!!
Now come on that's common sense
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Garfish thanks for the comment, suggested reading for you

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Garfish thanks for the comment, suggested reading for you

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Actually if you read the Tintin book "Tintin and The Broken Ear" there is a lost tribe who speak "pigin" english just like Garfish - uncanny just how similar they are!!!
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