Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Learning, Apr 24, 2019.
because he can
probably to make sure they've given his candidate the correct number of vote
No! I have only received Green, Change UK, Brexit Party and Labour communications and I don't think any of them mentioned a candidate by name.
So how do you (or anyone else who has received all the bumph and still has no idea who the people are) plan to vote for the person, not policy or party?
I suspect that the European elections in this country have been some form of protest vote against either the ruling party or even in extremis Europe (or rather the perceived little Englander/Britisher view)...see how UKIP came to prominence
With considerable difficulty. Which makes using the poll as a referendum even less reliable.
But that's completely inverted logic. If people can't vote for the people and can only vote for the party or policy, surely that is the intention of the referendum?
Do your opinions on Brexit change according to who you are offered as MEPs?
I think you might be in a minority of one there.
The list of candidates was on the BBC news app the other day, FWIW. I didn't know any of them personally and would have to do more research on the individuals although I was hoping some kind journalists would do it for me and I could just read all about it.
But they didn't and won't, because people are not remotely interested in voting for the person, rather than policy and / or party. So the question remains, who changes their vote according to the candidates they are offered? I suspect no-one.
I agree but at the same time I changed the way I voted based on having worked with a candidate in a general election. It doesn't hurt to know what they are about.
Have you got any evidence of that? I imagine that a lot of people would vote against certain people so presumably many would vote for people who impressed them. Perhaps not so much in the MEP elections because of the huge geographical areas.
As I see it, in the MEP election, given that it's a PR vote, what you're really voting for is a party list, not so much specific individuals.
That is certainly my understanding - you vote for a party, but the party decides who is on their list.
Well, my six pieces of mail today went straight in the recycle bin. Most useful they will be!
Our lie sheet from the Brectum Party went back in the post box labelled "unsolicited mail: return to sender".
I wouldn't defile my faeces by wiping my backside with it.
Well there is heaps of evidence that most don't even know who their MP is: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22555659
But when it comes to the leader, then yes the floaters who are less tribally attached choose the personality and that can swing everything. So Farage can get votes for being a big faker, Corbyn for being a bit of a loony, ditto Johnson. May loses them for being boring and any bald ones are unelectable.
The power of the media? Empty heads waiting to be told? Thinking too hard? No thinking beyond their own boundaries?
Me? Fed up. Tired. Scared. Old. Weary.
Who do I vote for?
SNP for you, Plaid for me, LibDem for the English
SNP appeared to get very short shrift from the audience in Question Time last night. Even Ms. Bruce had to give the impression of BBC 'balance' by telling us that the audience contained lots of SNP supporters. One would not have thought so.
Perhaps we are just quietly dismissive.
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