Here are a few questions I keep asking myself:
1. When politicians of any party are interviewed on programmes like Breakfast Television why is it that the interviewer does not give the interviewee time to answer before he/she interrupts?
2. Why does the person being interviewed (of whatever party) never give a straightforward answer?
(These two questions are the same really aren't they?)
3. Why do politicans of all parties promise the earth - huge housing policies, fantastic money poured into health/housing/education - without really saying where the money is coming from?
4. If there is a hung parliament - as there well may be - will we have to go back to square one with Brexit - will it continue with the process that whichever party brings in a possible agreement then the other party votes it down?
5. I am 87 now. Do you really think there is any possibility at all of the whole Brexit thing being resolved during my lifetime?
6. Is it therefore worth my turning out on what is bound to be a cold December day to go to the Polling Station to put my cross in any box on the voting paper when this is one of the safest Tory seats in the country anyway?
Thursday, 21 November 2019
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First question: because the person being interviewed is not answering the question and if not interrupted they will just carry on spouting what's in their manifesto till everyone has switched off.
You've still just about got time to register for a postal vote so you don't have to turn out if the weather's too rough.
6. Yes. Always (although Postal Voting might be easier for you).
I agree with the above. Postal vote easy to get.
I want the British people to remember when our backs are against the wall, facing a common threat, we know how to pull together and defend the values that really count in our green and pleasant land. It has nothing to do with the bungling of politicians who completely misread the E.U. entrenched, xenophobic and defensive perspective. It has everything to do with kindness, helping each other, being honest and fair minded, working collectively for the common good. Brexit will eventually pass, it may take decades so we might as well let the politicians round around in circles and the rest of us get on with what really counts.
Another question, why is there so much emphasis in the media on "charisma" and whether we "like" the party leaders. Surely integrity and competence are far more important.
Oh my goodness, I do hope you are still around when Brexit is sorted and I agree - ask for a postal vote.
As to the first questions - nobody listens to questions and answers anyway - they just say what they think we want to hear.
Always vote, whether the seat is safe or not - whether you want change or not.
The right to vote is so very precious.
Definitely apply for postal vote (not sure if there will be enough time for this one?) - I've had one for around 25 years and it makes life simpler :)
I fear for those who say they have their heads in sand, and have for quite a while, and cannot know what they are voting for. In those circumstances it is wrong to vote.
I don't know the answers to your questions, Pat. I am fed up and have lost interest in anything political just lately. I have always voted, but am not sure who to vote for or even if I will vote this time, although I would feel a bit guilty if I didn't.
You should apply for a postal vote, as it's a lot easier filling out the form at home than going out on a dark wintry night.
Vote! I now also live in one of the safest Tory seats in the country. A country mile from David,who got us into this mess, Cameron and will vote, wishing a choice of' non of the above' were on the ballot paper.
Once again I find myself agreeing with you Pat. I shall vote but am disappointed that there is no-one in the running in whom I have any real confidence. Our politicians must know by now how we all feel about Brexit and everything else. I hope they pull their socks up and begin to do something about it by making an effort to address the really urgent issues of the day in order to get the country back on it's feet again.
I always vote by mail so much easier for me. Lately I only seem to be voting against someone instead of for some one it is so very sad.
I have no vote this time, but have always hated the idea of tactical voting. I fear many will feel like me.
Do politicians really appear on Breakfast television? I wonder if Attlee and Morrison would have bothered with it. Politics goes for the lowest common denominator in the same way it tries to force the rest of us to do.
Always vote, we have won that vote. No tactical voting - vote with your brain and heart and definitely go in for postal voting.
Do notice by the way they are promising far larger goodies than the feeble penny off fags and beer...
As for voting, only you can make that decision. And after all these years of voting eligibility the idea of postal voting must surely have occurred to you before now.
Like most of the others who have commented here before me, I think that voting is important; the right to vote was won after many hard fights and difficulties and should not be taken for granted. If voting by mail is possible, that's surely the most convenient way for you.
Oh yes Rachel, politicians do appear on Breakfast Television - they have a special studio set up for them - and they are just as boring there saying the same old things.
As for all your comments re Postal Voting - of course I have thought of that - I really meant was it worth voting full stop.
Thanks for joining in.
There is one more question that I am asking myself about this election. If the Conservatives intend to right all the wrongs since they first came to power all those years ago, why didn't they do it sooner?
The Conservatives have been utterly incompetent but the Labour neo-Marxists are seriously not to fit to be considered as in charge of our future. The Lib Dems are no more worthy either and appear to have no idea of what democracy is.
If you don't vota you cannot complain about the results.
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