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On 22 Sep 2014 at 8:27am fairmeadow wrote:
Listening to Ed Balls this morning (a) refusing to recognise it as grossly unfair that Scottish MPs can vote on English issues, but not vice versa and (b) the priority spending cut should be Child Benefit and (c) black is white, you could hear Labour haemorraging those English votes it still has by the million. Either they have decided the national situation is so dire that they don't want power in 2015 or Balls and his like must go.
But who on earth can a reasonable Lewes voter vote for? The Old Etonians who run the country by and for themselves? The slimy Lib Dems who broke their promises on tuition fees? The lemming-policied Greens? The clowns of UKIP?
We need a none-of-the above candidate. Ruth - its time to step up to the plate!
On 22 Sep 2014 at 8:54am Another wrote:
Ruths only interested in opening jumble sales.
On 22 Sep 2014 at 11:15am Ex Labour Voter wrote:
It was all quite sensible until you suggested Ruth O'Keefe.
For all it's faults I'll be voting UKIP with millions of others.
They only have one policy worth listening to but at least it's one that doesn't give our country away
On 22 Sep 2014 at 11:30am You must be mad wrote:
Ruth o`Keef? ,hahahahahhahhahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
On 22 Sep 2014 at 12:43pm Sword of Truth wrote:
I`m not sure that is quite fair to the old Etonians whose patrician instincts are not so much vicious as patronizing. Nonetheless I have had enough of the Conservative Party and will be voting UKIP in the full knowledge its far from ideal.
Its odd to think of how many ordinary voters will support the Greens who occupy much the same territory that Trotskyist Militant used to with their nutty " big business conspiracy theories" and anti American silliness.
They have also signed up to the Unfair votes for the English campaign , refusing to see that the current situation is untenable .
They would also like the cap taken off immigration......
On 22 Sep 2014 at 5:01pm Clifford wrote:
Sword of Truth moving from Tories to Ukip calls Greens 'nutty'. Priceless.
On 22 Sep 2014 at 7:50pm Boris wrote:
The Greens should be to left what UKIP have become to the right. The problem they have is that they have spent all these years masquerading behind the climate change thing rather than expressing their far left agenda.
On 22 Sep 2014 at 8:04pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Sword of truth- you are either left-wing or right-wing. Only one of the two main parties can win outright in a general election. To vote for any others is simply a protest vote.
On 22 Sep 2014 at 8:31pm Ed Can Do wrote:
Jim still doesn't understand how democracy works then.

That mentality is exactly the problem we have with politics in this country. So long as stupid people believe that only Labour and the Conservatives can get in it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy and we get lumped with identikit politicians with no answers to any real problems and it makes zero difference which party actually wins! Luckily there are enough people in the country who realise this is nonsense and will vote for other parties. It's unlikely another party will outright win an election any time soon but they can stop either party winning outright and force them to form a coalition, theoretically leading to some outside the box policy making. It's a tragedy that the LibDems have been so ineffectual as coalition partners as they had a real opportunity to affect some change to our completely broken political system but they completely blew it but being more concerned with keeping power than doing something useful with it once they had it.

The next government of this country will be a coalition with UKIP which is a moderately terrifying proposition but it will, hopefully, cause some of the political classes to put ideology above populism and we can move away from the current merry-go-round of vacuous, soundbite politics.

If you genuinely believe that only one of two parties can ever win, Jim, you might want to go and check some election results from the beginning of last century when the Labour party started winning elections a mere decade after forming, the political landscape prior to that having been dominated by the Liberal Party and Conservative Party. I'm sure there were people back then saying a vote for a third party would be a wasted vote too but luckily they were as wrong as you are.
On 22 Sep 2014 at 10:08pm Ex Labour Voter wrote:
Clifford wide of the mark - not a rare thing on here with his comments on who's the nuttiest.
UKIP appeal is increasing and it's everyday working people that it appeals to most. Because they are a lone voice in politics that supports a race all the others are trying to stamp out - the British.
The Greens are plainly bonkers and their appeal is to others that are clearly bonkers also. They'll be getting a fair few votes in Lewes on that basis.
Got one next door to me - he keeps bees and chickens in a back garden which looks like Steptoes yard, has rats and plants lots of veg that never seems to grow.
Wonder if it's Clifford
On 23 Sep 2014 at 9:48am Frak wrote:
Personally rather live next door to someone with bees and chickens than a UKIP voter. Even nastier than the nasty party of the tories.
The Greens were always ridiculed for being a 'one policy' party and yet people are happy to go with UKIP who have one main (bad in my view) policy that grabs the headlines and fail to look past that and see what other awful ideas they have. Am actually worried that Farage will actually have some sway in a future government as he is more of a clown than Boris Johnson (evil type of course).
On 24 Sep 2014 at 1:51am Revolting Pleb wrote:
Politics takes to the streets.

Check it out here »
On 24 Sep 2014 at 1:20pm WTF wrote:
OK people, here's an alternative for you.
Dont vote.
By voting you only encourage the ba*tards to
continue doing what they do.
Abstain, it is the only protest vote.
If the whole nation abstains then we
can have a meaningful revolution.
On 24 Sep 2014 at 1:37pm Horseman7 wrote:
I'm pretty disenchanted but I could never not vote. People died to give me that freedom and I intend to uphold it.

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