The A.V. Vote
Do you know what the A V voting
system is all about? The BBC has produced a very simple 7 page power
point presentation to explain how
it works.[scroll to the bottom of the page] But it doesn’t
explain the consequences.
The forthcoming debate is going to be very heated, and as usual with
politicians, they will cherry pick the points that suit them best.
Before you can decide whether to vote yes or
no to the AV vote, you need to ask yourself some very searching questions
on how you vote now, or even why you bother voting at all.
Prior to the creation of the ill fated coalition, which nobody likes
and nobody wants, the vast majority of the electorate voted in one
of three ways.
1. They voted for the same party every
2. They voted for the candidate they
thought would represent them the best.
3. Or they were persuaded to vote for
a party because of promises in the election manifesto.
Unfortunately the ConDems have destroyed all
trust the general public had in Conservative and Liberal democrat
pledges, manifestos, and in what these politicians call the truth.
Labour was the working mans party, funded by the unions, and Conservatives
were the upper-class party funded by business.
Margaret Thatcher, with the help of Arthur Scargill stripped the unions
of power, and Tony Blair secured the backing of business when he re-invented
Things have changed dramatically with the introduction of American
style politics, where the party with the most money could buy the
election, and the resulting Coalition.
What will happen if AV comes in, is that we
will stand much more of a chance of having a coalition government
than ever. We will be back where we are with a government that
people don’t really want, and why shouldn’t politicians
do the same as they did this time, promise all sorts, and then simply
go back on their word.
Your vote may help another MP get into parliament or another party
whose policies you do not like or approve!
So what is your vote or your opinion worth?
Well as with the coalition, politicians can promise anything, then
go back on their word because of the probability of another coalition,
making your vote worthless.
The AV vote [Alternative Vote] is the brainchild of the Lib-Dems in
order to secure more seats; they sold out their electorate in exchange
for power and the promise to back the Conservatives. In return for
backing all the Conservative policies, they secured the chance of
having a vote on the AV system. [How many people are now suffering
because of their selfish attitude?] This will take place on THE SAME
DAY AS LOCAL ELECTIONS, in the hope that people will not realize what
they are voting for. In addition, traditionally there are less people
turn out to vote in local elections. We could
have less than 25% of the electorate deciding the fate of British
Politics for many years.
Does this mean that democracy really is dead? If we had a Fair Government,
they would have given everybody a postal vote in two years time, when
more of the planned tax rises and planned job cuts, were in force,
along with the increases in the cost of basics such as food, clothes,
gas, electricity, water, and travelling costs were more apparent,
along with the planned changes to the N.H.S. to be run by local doctors.[as
long as these doctors pay off the N.H.S. debt]
Have you noticed how long it takes to get an appointment with your
local doctor now, and how much longer will you have to wait when these
doctors are forced to take over the running of hospitals as well?
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