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Willish    1

For those of you in the UK, who are you voting for in the European elections and why?

 

I still can't make my mind up!

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spikey_richie    173

If you can't decide, you can always abstain. There's nothing worse than voting for someone, then resenting it once you've put the ballot paper in.

 

You also don't state whether you're pro-Eurozone.

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+John Teacake    446

The weirdest sounding one I can find lol!! 

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spikey_richie    173

As long as it's anyone but We Demand A Referendum Now then we're safe, Nikki Sinclair is nuts! Well, technically she has no nuts as he's a she now, but she's just out to taunt Farage.

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Aergan    621

Went with the Mrs to vote earlier on as I'd taken the day off of work. I think technically my daughter decided for me as I think at the tender age of 6 she's a better decision maker than those listed on the ballot paper.

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spikey_richie    173

Went with the Mrs to vote earlier on as I'd taken the day off of work. I think technically my daughter decided for me as I think at the tender age of 6 she's a better decision maker than those listed on the ballot paper.

 

My 20 month old would be able to make a more informed decision than me, so +1 with you on that.

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MightyJordan    4,714

I voted for the Green Party. Down here in the south-west, you didn't really have much of a choice if you're left-wing. Take a look at the ballot paper I had...

 

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Eight parties to choose from, seven of them right-wing. Most of them are summed up in the Political Compass...

 

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The two not in that chart are An Independence from Europe and the English Democrats; the former is basically UKIP formed by an MEP who was deselected as a UKIP candidate, and the latter is the political wing of the English Defence League, a group who arguably verges on terrorism.

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Willish    1

To be honest I don't want to leave the EU completely, but I'm not happy with the current state of affairs.

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MightyJordan    4,714

To be honest I don't want to leave the EU completely, but I'm not happy with the current state of affairs.

I'm the same; that's partially why I voted Green. Obviously I put policies first and I chose based on that.

 

...well, sort of. On both Vote for Policies and Vote Match (who are both seemingly being hammered with traffic right now), the Lib Dems came out top for me (the Greens were 2nd), but if the past four years have proven anything, it's that they're good at lying and they'll happily betray their voters to get even the tiniest sniff of power.

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Sir Topham Hatt    211

I voted UKIP.

 

I think our country needs something different to the usual Connies and Labourers that do nothing but squabble with each other.

Even if they're only in for one term, it'll show the others that they need to be realistic to what the people are saying, not what their friends in Europe are saying.  The only thing I am put off by is UKIP's automatic no to Europe.  Even though I would vote no, there should still be a referendum.

 

No to Euro because they make such stupid laws sometimes.

Like driving lights on cars...  I had a hire car once that the driving lights were brighter than the dipped lights.  Plus, in the middle of the day when the sun is shining bright, why do we need lights to see the vehicle?  It dazzles me sometimes, which is surely dangerous?

 

However, there have been a couple of Euro laws that I have supported, but can't even remember what they are.

 

And I hope we'll still be able to enter in the Eurovision!

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Richard C.    286

I found it hard to vote in this election, I'm a huge car person as well as technology person so I didn't want to vote green even though a lot of their non-transport policies made sense. 

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MightyJordan    4,714

I found it hard to vote in this election, I'm a huge car person as well as technology person so I didn't want to vote green even though a lot of their non-transport policies made sense. 

Could you elaborate on the technology part, please? I didn't see anything in the Green Party's policies that made them seem anti-technology. On the car front, yes, they do come off a little anti-car with the reduction of speed limits in their transport policy, but their main focus seems to be on improving public transport to the point where people would choose that over driving themselves. On the flipside though, they'd want to abolish the car/road tax too and instead bring in "a purchase tax on new cars that reflects their emissions", which makes sense in my eyes; it's how road tax currently works, but it'd only affect anyone buying new cars and it'd give an extra incentive to buy electric cars, which are now arguably at the point where they're suitable enough for daily use for most drivers, with the initial cost still being the biggest hurdle.

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MightyJordan    4,714

The first results are starting to come in now.

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MightyJordan    4,714

North East England's declared. Three seats, two went to Labour, the other to UKIP; the Conservatives and Lib Dems lost their sole seats there to UKIP and Labour.

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MightyJordan    4,714

East England's declared. Seven seats, three each to the Tories and UKIP, one to Labour; Lib Dems lost their sole seat to UKIP.

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leesmithg    226

For those of you in the UK, who are you voting for in the European elections and why?

 

I still can't make my mind up!

I voted on Thursday and I voted for the Green Party.

 

I don't trust UKIP, Labour, Liberal and would never vote for the harmony party or the b.n.p.

 

I have lost trust in the Conservatives,

 

They did not do half of what they said they would do with respect to their manefesto.

 

Also the policies invented by the boring git Ian Duncan-Smith, the man that lives in a posh house on his fathers property and the tax payers pay his rent are disgusting.

 

He disgusts me, another reason I have lost trust in the Conservatives.

 

All the political party's are run by and contain posh boys and girls.

 

So it's snouts at the troff's.

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leesmithg    226

I voted for the Green Party. Down here in the south-west, you didn't really have much of a choice if you're left-wing. Take a look at the ballot paper I had...

 

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Eight parties to choose from, seven of them right-wing. Most of them are summed up in the Political Compass...

 

uk2010.php

 

The two not in that chart are An Independence from Europe and the English Democrats; the former is basically UKIP formed by an MEP who was deselected as a UKIP candidate, and the latter is the political wing of the English Defence League, a group who arguably verges on terrorism.

What you did was against the law, you are lucky you're not up in front of the beak.

 

you can go to prison for what you did and that is not for voting Green.

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Lovell    280

Lib dems and look on the bright side at least we're not France who have the National Front in the lead...

 

Edit: It's not against the law to take a selfie in a voting booth or a picture of your ballot IT IS however illegal to take a photo of someone ELSE voting and who they voted for, it's just certain papers twisted it around.

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MightyJordan    4,714

What you did was against the law, you are lucky you're not up in front of the beak.

 

you can go to prison for what you did and that is not for voting Green.

 

 

Edit: It's not against the law to take a selfie in a voting booth or a picture of your ballot IT IS however illegal to take a photo of someone ELSE voting and who they voted for, it's just certain papers twisted it around.

What Lovell said. Also, that picture wasn't taken in a voting booth; it was taken in my bedroom (notice the keyboard in the background on the right?). My family is registered for postal voting rather than going to a polling station on election day.

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leesmithg    226

What Lovell said. Also, that picture wasn't taken in a voting booth; it was taken in my bedroom (notice the keyboard in the background on the right?). My family is registered for postal voting rather than going to a polling station on election day.

You should not advertise it on the internet, you give people the impression you are ignoring the law.

 

Also go vote, rather than postal voting, 07:00 to 20:00 is loads of time.

 

Postal fraud is rife.

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MightyJordan    4,714

You are not allowed to take voting papers out of the poll station either.

Again, I postal voted; went nowhere near a polling station.

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MightyJordan    4,714

East Midlands has now declared. Five seats, two each to UKIP and the Tories, one to Labour; Lib Dems lost their sole seat to UKIP.

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MightyJordan    4,714

Yorkshire and the Humber have declared. Six seats, three to UKIP, two to Labour, one to the Tories. UKIP gained two, Labour gained one, the Tories lost one, the Lib Dems and the BNP (thankfully) lost their sole seats each.

 

South West England (my region) should be coming up next; Nick Robinson said earlier that the Tories might actually come fifth down here.

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MightyJordan    4,714

South West England have declared. Six seats, two each to UKIP and the Tories, one to Labour, and one to the Greens. Tories lost one, the Lib Dems lost their sole seat, Labour and the Greens gained one each.

 

Even though UKIP came out top down here, I'm glad there's a Green MEP too. :)

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n_K    1,591

I voted on Thursday and I voted for the Green Party.

 

I don't trust UKIP, Labour, Liberal and would never vote for the harmony party or the b.n.p.

 

I have lost trust in the Conservatives,

 

They did not do half of what they said they would do with respect to their manefesto.

 

Also the policies invented by the boring git Ian Duncan-Smith, the man that lives in a posh house on his fathers property and the tax payers pay his rent are disgusting.

 

He disgusts me, another reason I have lost trust in the Conservatives.

 

All the political party's are run by and contain posh boys and girls.

 

So it's snouts at the troff's.

But, out of interest, why did you think they would?

Did you not look up what the tories did in the 80s and 90s? Why did you think they'd be any different now, with a leader that hailed thatcher?

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