Friday, April 09, 2010

I don’t like…

I agree with Alan Sugar in this – as I’m sure most people do.  Which begs the question as to how any of our politicians achieve a single vote.

Still, much as I’d like to follow Alan Sugar’s suggestion and tell them all to p*** off, I believe that I have a duty to vote on May 6th.

How I will vote still remains to be seen, and my decision is not currently helped by the fact that most of the election coverage seems to involve the parties slandering one another.  Is it too much to ask to want someone with the guts to stand up for their convictions and offer positive reasons to vote for them rather than reasons not to vote for anyone else?


GarethP said...

The problem JP, is that honesty is somewhat wasted on the electorate. The Conservatives talked a few moths ago about an "era of austerity" and saw a 20 point lead reduced to 2.

The political parties are only engaging in the same style of political debate that I have anecdotal experience of. Many voters have very little grasp of the issues being debated - for a myriad of reasons, including of course lack of transparency from the politicians - and instead focus on which leader they like best or hate least. Even when you are actually voting for your local MP and not the party leader.

Clearly some sort of electoral reform is needed - I leave discussion of what that may be to the floor...

Also, glad you're back with us in the blogosphere!

Gareth P said...

As a good friend told me recently:

"Don't debate with stupid people. They will only drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience"