Friday, April 22, 2005

vote for what you want!

"Politics is not the zero-sum game Hain, Hari, Aaronovitch et al portray it as (if it ever was) and to believe their ‘whoever is not with us is against us’ logic is to ignore the reality that there are more than two sides in this game now. Vote for what you want, not what they want. They - journalists and politicians alike - like having two sides, so they can paint everything in black and white, declare who are the good guys and the bad guys. It’s too much trouble to admit the world is shades of grey, that people might not appreciate being boxed into one of two camps that our voting system and political organisation are maybe not the best for representing the views of the population."

A couple of good pieces about why we should vote for whomever we want and not toe the "vote Lib Dem/greens/plaid, get the Tories" line:


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