The vital but inadequate actions today


davIts rather frustrating that what should be a very inspiring vote today is deeply mitigated because the electoral process has been controlled by people who want you and I to vote for their party as a bloc and not to understand who the 85 candidates in the South East are and vote for 10 of them rather than either a party of 10 candidates or a party of two candidates or a vote for one of three independent candidates. The leading candidate for the Change UK party is someone who 5 years ago was elected by Conservative voters who voted for their party in such large numbers that the top three candidates were elected. Although I would not usually consider voting for the Tories, voting for Richard Ashworth who believes in the EU would be acceptable, voting for Daniel Hannan who has earned millions of pounds of public money as our MEP since 1999 is deeply destructive of the EU would be totally unacceptable. Yet because Daniel was top of their list throughout that time his election was almost guaranteed as he explained to people in the past. The list system was concocted by our Government (so probably by the Labour Party) and is deeply flawed. The reality is that there are members of the Green Party and the Lib Dems and even Labour party that I would happily vote for today if I had a chance. Indeed if I had 10 votes to cast rather than one bloc vote, I would be keen to know something about the independents as they are all potentially credible MEPs. Sadly I have to vote for one party so for me that will be the Greens even though Catherine Bearder and John Howarth are both people I would have voted for if I had been offered a chance to do so.

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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