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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1016 times:

Ok, am still undecided on who to vote for today. So if anone could help me by putting forward some valid arguments for each party then I would be much obliged. In the constituency that I live in we have the choice of the following:
Scottish Labour
Scottish Conservatives
Scottish Liberal Democrats
Scottish Nationalist Party
UK Independence Party
Scottish Socialist
Green Party
and a couple of others, cant remember their names.
I intend to vote at about 1pm and then go get hammered  Wink


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User currently offlineGladave From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1010 times:

not sure bout the rest, but i would NEVER vote LABOUR

all the lies, failed promises, etc....

one of the worst being the privitisation of AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL in the UK

nuff said.

(i hold grudges)



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

I'm not going to presume to offer you advice as to who to vote for.

I would suggest you ask yourself what you want the most. Just as an example (and nothing more), do you really, strongly believe in full Scottish independence, or are you fairly happy with the current set up? Is it healthcare, student loans? Local issues?

Find what's most important to you, and vote accordingly.

(these aren't questions for you to answer publicly, they're things you should just think about)



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User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1003 times:

If you have to ask who to vote for maybe you shouldn't vote at all.

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 999 times:

Nah, dont tell me who to vote. Just some arguments for each party. I think it will be either Labour or the SNP. Probably the SNP because of the Iraq situation


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User currently onlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5697 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 994 times:

Does the SNP has any resonable program, besides rampant 19th century style nationalism? You know program for Scotland's Independence Day +1???

User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 992 times:

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 5):
Does the SNP has any resonable program, besides rampant 19th century style nationalism? You know program for Scotland's Independence Day +1???

It's actually a bit unfai to characterise the SNP that way. Although some of their followers would have that rampant nationalism, the leadership don't. They want a relationship of equals with England, as close friends but separate countries (I would say, is that as opposed to the current situation where Scotland actually runs England  Wink ?), but realistically, most people in Scotland do not want independence. They are happy with it as it is. The SNP tend to do moderately well, because they are the principal opposition to Labour in Scotland, not because people actually believe in what they want.



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 992 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 6):
The SNP tend to do moderately well, because they are the principal opposition to Labour in Scotland

Actually, its probably the Lib Dems that are the main opposition. Even if Labour and the Lib Dems do have a coalition in the Scottish Executive  Wink



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 979 times:

You can't go wrong with...


Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 970 times:

Ok, Im going on my way to vote now
And I've voted  Wink
Kick Blair out!

[Edited 2005-05-05 12:50:42]


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User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 962 times:

I will be voting for the only party which can offer economic stability, based on its record to date. I'm  old  enough to remember 4 million unemployed and 15% base interest rates, record home reposessions and negative equity.

User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 962 times:

I will be voting for the only party which can offer economic stability, based on its record to date.

I'm  old  enough to remember 4 million unemployed and 15% base interest rates, record home reposessions and negative equity.

If you want to gamble with our success in the fourth largest economy in the world, then choose one of the others. I won't be. I can't afford to.


User currently offlineGladave From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 959 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 9):
Ok, Im going on my way to vote now
And I've voted
Kick Blair out!

i voted as well, to kick blair out



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 944 times:

GKirk, Charles and Michael will be so happy.  Smile

Thom@s



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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5137 posts, RR: 33
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 925 times:

im not voting. None of them deserve my vote, all politicians are lying scumbags.

Plus the polling station is too far away, cant be bothered walking....



That'll teach you
User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6799 posts, RR: 34
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 924 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 14):
im not voting. None of them deserve my vote, all politicians are lying scumbags.

Plus the polling station is too far away, cant be bothered walking....

You'd fit in over here, where apathy takes the day and where the basic obligations and fundamental responsibilities of an informed, educated citizenry are taken for granted.

I suggest you move to West Palm Beach, Florida.


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 922 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 14):
im not voting. None of them deserve my vote, all politicians are lying scumbags.

Plus the polling station is too far away, cant be bothered walking....

In other words you're a lazy bastard who has no right to complain about the government?



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 922 times:

Quoting Slider (Reply 15):
You'd fit in over here, where apathy takes the day and where the basic obligations and fundamental responsibilities of an informed, educated citizenry are taken for granted.

I'm afraid it's not an uncommon attitude here either Slider. There have been various TV campaigns running recently encouraging people to vote by pointing out that "If you don't do politics, there's not much you do do", but I'm afraid some people will always think that way. Watching the people of Iraq queue up to vote, despite threats of suicide bombs and the like, put us in the West to shame.



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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5137 posts, RR: 33
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 920 times:

Quoting Slider (Reply 15):
I suggest you move to West Palm Beach, Florida.

You buy the plane ticket and i'll quite happily move there! Florida here I come Big grin



That'll teach you
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 917 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 16):
In other words you're a lazy bastard who has no right to complain about the government?

My reply was longer, but I think yours was more succinct and accurate.  Wink



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 914 times:

Indeed. If you are to lazy not to give up 2 mins of your day to vote, then you are either a lazy bastard or should be deported to Iraq, Afghanistan or Rwanda..
I think that Nighthawk should be deported...lazy git



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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5137 posts, RR: 33
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 901 times:

no need GKirk, my vote has been cast. It was a toss-up between SNP and Lib Dems. I decided on lib dems in the end, I decided getting rid of Blair was more important than Scottish Independence. Ill vote for that in the scottish elections.


That'll teach you
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 894 times:

Lib Dems?!?!?!
The leader parks in a disabled space when posting his vote...



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