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Thursday, 7 May 2015

The big day


Two decisions to make – my vote and do I stay up till the early hours in case an upset occurs? I’m not sure about the staying up bit – snoring my way through it has always been attractive.

As for the vote, it has to be UKIP. Not the best candidate, but I can’t possibly vote mainstream as that would endorse the decline. Managing the decline seems to be a key subtext for our mainstream parties and their voters.

The Conservatives want a decorous decline with enough juicy sinecures to keep the wolf from the door.

Labour want a more strident and self-righteous decline with enough public sector sinecures to keep the wolf from the door.

The Lib Dems don’t count.

So it’s the admittedly feeble UKIP boat-rocker for me. What a rotten choice because the UKIP candidate won't get anywhere. Hardly worth bothering. Those who voted against AV have much to answer for.

5 comments:

Woodsy42 said...

You have accurately summed up my thoughts and intention.

Michael said...

I have to think that I would do a tactical vote in your case, Mr H!

Round here, (Tunbridge Wells), Labour usually lose their deposit, not that they ever said or did anything remotely useful anyway!

I did UKIP for both ticks with a happy heart today!

Demetrius said...

We shall retire early, get up late, have a cup of tea or two, check out the evenings entertainment and then may or may not look at the news, if any.

Sam Vega said...

Agreed. UKIP it was. A wasted vote in this constituency, but I thought that voting would at least give me the right to grumble later.

I think the fun stuff will come over the next few days.

A K Haart said...

Woodsy - I don't see how people can look at it any other way. Voting for more of the same just seems flaky.

Michael - tactical voting benefits the incumbents. With a UKIP vote the level of dissatisfaction is at least measured.

Demetrius - I'll probably stay up until I fall asleep, which won't take long.

Sam - I agree and how else are we to register dissatisfaction? A large UKIP vote generating few seats may even exhume the AV debate.