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May 11, 2005
May 06, 2005
May 02, 2005
I have recently noticed a worrying pattern amongst a large segment of the electorate. A lot of people are saying/thinking the following:
"I have been a staunch labour supporter all my life, but now that 'Tony' got rid of that charming, entirely legitimate and not-at-all genocidal man in Iraq, I'll have to vote for someone else, but who? Obviously not the conservatives, for no reason in particular. Hmm, what about that nice Charlie Kennedy, he doesn't seem at all like an incompetent fopdoodle, or mabe one of those inconsequential socialist partys. Yes, a return to 1979 is just waht we need."
It beggars belief that so many people actually liked 'Tony' in the first place, but that people now seem to univerally despise him solely on the basis of the only thing he has done which isn't entirely indefensible is just absurd. Labour has raised innumerable stealth taxes, eroded civil liberties and the autority of the individual to an alarming degree, hacked away at trial by jury, and the concept of innocent until proven guilty, and completely removed the concept of innocent when proven innocent (The double jeopardy law was repealed on the same day that 6 party members were found guilty of electoral fraud).
What is also bizarre is that so many people discount out of the the idea of voting for the only party that could possibly replace Labour in government, namely the Conservatives. Perhaps when they are carted off to prison due to an inevitable error in the I.D. card databse they will realise just how dangerous it is to let 'Tony' stay in power.
April 29, 2005
Since there is an election approaching, I decided to do the test on Political Compass. The result was:
Economic Left/Right: 8.88(Almost all the way to the right)
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.31(Quite Libertarian)
Even though some of the questions are somewhat peculiar it appears to be fairly accurate, although -4.31 seems far too statist for my liking. (I think -10 would be better.)
Similarly, i did the test on Who should you vote for? which came out like this:
Who should I vote for? v2
Your expected outcome:UK Independence Party
Your actual outcome:
|Liberal Democrat -67|
|UK Independence Party 47|
You should vote: UK Independence Party
UKIP's primary focus is on Europe, where the party is strongly against joining both the EU constitution and the Euro. UKIP is also firmly in favour of limiting immigration. The party does not take a clear line on some other policy issues, but supports scrapping university tuition fees; it is strongly against income tax rises and favour reducing fuel duty.
Take the test at Who Should You Vote For
Since there isn't a UKIP candidate here, i should probably vote Conservative, although the Monster Raving Looney Party has some intriguing "Manicfesto" pledges, including:
"Our team of experts has decided that Income Tax has not proved popular with the public and will therefore be abolished"
" We will issue a 99p coin to save on change"
and best of all "The Official Monster Raving Loony Party will not join the single European currency. We will invite all Europeans countries to JOIN THE POUND