“One of the most important signs of the existence of a democracy is that When there is a knock on the door at 5 in the morning , one is completely certain, that it is the milkman.”

Left work early today to cast my vote. We take voting very seriously in our household – and we never miss an opportunity to express our views, even if nobody really wants to know.

My father was a staunch Tory, so naturally I asserted my individuality and became a Labour supporter. (apart from a rather brief but intense fling with the Liberals)

Now that I am older and wiser, I still vote Labour. It’s complicated, but I generally think it’s a good idea to pay taxes, support the NHS and fight corruption. And don’t get me started on housing…

Voting is very important. If we don’t vote we can’t complain “about the state of the country”. And where is the fun in that?

How democracy works: the British basics

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10 thoughts on “Politics: don’t forget to cast your vote!

  1. Virginia

    Yes, thank you Lady Sarah! We must get out and vote, this past US nightmare is a perfect example. Because so many Americans were displeased with our presidential choices, they abstained from voting. The result? Our moron in charge. I could almost promise for our 2018 congressional vote, there will be a very large turn out!

  2. dottoressa

    As I can see,you are completely prepared to write to your MP already πŸ™‚
    First time this morning I checked UK elections results
    We have a kind of government crisis lately (after the split of the coalition)
    Our Prime Minister’s Party won the local elections,too (we have two kind of election-local one is for government of cities and local communities),but he decided against new elections,for now (because he expects hung parliament again,not absolute majority),so he tries to find new alies. We’ll see…
    Thank you for the link to your another post- one of my favourites!
    And yes,I agree,we are lucky that we can vote,so everyone’s duty should be to go and vote (and after that one could criticize -or not!)

      1. Ciara

        True! However, PM May went to the election seeking a majority/ mandate and did not receive it. Her position is considerably weakened. A coalition with Northern Island MPs ….oh dear, good luck Great Britain.

  3. Autumn Cote

    Would it be OK if I cross-posted this article to WriterBeat.com? I’ll be sure to give you complete credit as the author. There is no fee, I’m simply trying to add more content diversity for our community and I liketd what you wrote. If “OK” please let me know via email.



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