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Remember - There will be a General Election in Britain in February - May 2005.

Apart from everything else Blair has done to make us unhappy with him he is also Bush's closest ally. People can use this opportunity to give him a hard kick and wake up call and hopefully the publics combined strength and voting power over here might even weaken Blair enough that he has to adopt a hung government that certainly wouldn't stand for supporting Bush's wars or maybe even remove him from office completely.

Here's hoping.

2005 - Brits - USE YOUR VOTE


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Nov. 3rd, 2004 10:34 am (UTC)
I'm tempted to start a "Vote Lib Dem For Shits And Giggles" campaign amongst all the apathetic voter-people. I have a funny feeling it might backfire, though.
Nov. 3rd, 2004 10:41 am (UTC)
Not too keen on the tag line myself but the sentiment is shared.

I do honestly believe that everyone dissatisfied with the Blair government and not wanting to return the Conservatives to power (like they would be in contention anyway these days...) should go out and vote LibDem.

Alternatively vote Green if you really don't like the LibDems but want to make a protest vote.

LibDems have a great opportunity in 2005 to really shake up the British politically system. I'll certainly be doing my campaigning part for them.
Nov. 3rd, 2004 10:45 am (UTC)
Saying this really leaves a bad taste in the mouth, but I guess we have to hope that the Tories win next year.
Michael Howard is a complete tool in my opinion, but Bush really doesn't like him either.

I just hope that whatever happens, it's not the poor bastards in Iraq that have to pay the price, they've been through enough already.
Nov. 3rd, 2004 10:54 am (UTC)
They might not get enough votes to become the majority but I do feel they can corrode Labours support base enough that we could face a hung-parliament next year.
Especially if Kilroy-Silk shuts up and allows UKIP to further corrode the Conservatives power base.
Nov. 4th, 2004 03:19 am (UTC)
Dangerous game
Could lead to a tory win, which would be worse.
Best to vote strategically.

I vote lib dem here because they're the only ones that stand a chance against the Tories.

Blair isn't Labour, Labour isn't Blair.

If only there was a way to rejuvenate Tony Benn.
Nov. 4th, 2004 05:25 am (UTC)
Re: Dangerous game
I don't think the Tories will be seeing power again for a good few years. They certainly aren't credible contenders for a 2005 win and have enough of there own problems. I'm actually hoping UKIP stick together long enough to have an impact on the next General Election because that will destabilise the Tories further. Sadly I think we'll see a parting of ways within UKIP which will be, to the greater extent, the end of them.
As much as I'm anti-far right having a far-right party that is doing fairly well and ends up splitting the Conservative vote is something I'm happy with. It means that both end up polling lower because of this split vote.
Blair isn't Labour. Most of Labour AREN'T Labour these days. The LibDems are sadly the most left-wing major party in British politics today which sucks (I'm very happy with LibDem being considered more centre). I would love to see a good, strong, Socialist party enter the fray and take back the votes which they deserve but Labour gets.
Nov. 4th, 2004 09:51 am (UTC)
If a campaign was really launched to overcome voter apathy and get them voting Lib Dem as a protest, there is a real chance of them becomming a significant third party [in fact if you look at the numbers and disregard the system we use, they weren't a million miles off oposition status].

If enough 'anti Labour' votes were cast, a hung parliment would be the most likely outcome. Still likely to be a labour government, but held in check.

That and the Lib Dem's ongoing demand in return for their support has been electoral reform. Imagine! A system where your vote DORS matter.

"Vote Lib Dem - They're nice people." Has a nice ring to it as a csmpaign slogan...
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