Take the lead by voting

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The Pain and Pleasure nl week provoked some discussion and comment as to how true it is.

This week – in the UK we have a general election and local elections.

You will know by now my conviction that we should stop complaining and get off our backsides and take action.

A staggering number of people do not take up their vote a vote at one time during this campaign experts forecast below 60% (Telegraph 6 Apr 2010). In any democratic community where you have the right to vote ASSERT that right. 

Do not complain about the government, the state of the UK economy or MPs values and behaviour if you have not shown the small step of leadership by casting your vote.

In my view – do not vote = lose your right to complain.

Majorities are made up of single votes – all votes make a difference. It is likely that the more apathetic voters, not being habitual voters, would vote very differently to what can ever be predicted.

ACTION – So when you have the opportunity show leadership by making your mark – on the ballot paper.

With my love and best wishes



  • Mary

    The election will be interesting and yes, it's about getting out there and making sure we do something about our convictions rather than saying things we don't agree with, or perhaps moaning about something, without actually doing something about it. I believe the Tories are in the best place to win so we will see what a change does for the country. It's strange how as a nation we are more likely to vote for the person we like rather than the policies. It is an emotional vote for many of us rather than voting with our heads. If we voted with our brains then the Labour government may get back in as the economy is on the increase and we shouldn't blame the Government as a whole, for the worldwide baking crisis. although the banks are supposed to be regulated by the Government and so he must take some blame. I remember a few years back everybody was raving about what a fantastic economy we have. No it's gone backwards but that is down to a lot of factors. So will the Tories change the country for the better? Let's hope so. I reckon that the Lib Dems will end up nowhere despite the 'polls'. Ask yourself this question, have you ever been polled? Do you know anyone who has been polled? The answer I suspect is no, and the polls are therefore irrelevant and made up.

  • chris

    So, how fascinating was that? The leadership campaign is a bit of a cliff-hanger but who will be the next prime minister. I tend to think it will be David Cameron although the country haven't exactly given him their overwhelming support. A lib/lab pact wouldn't work as GB would remain prime minister and it seems that change is what people want. However, I think had the labour government got rid of Brown as their leader, for say Milliband, a year ago, they would quite possibly have won yesterday. Labour were written off as no-hopers 12 months ago but there is still amazing support for them despite all that's happened in the past few months as far as the economy is concerned. I blame the banks for much of that but then the government is supposed to be regulating the banks. So they must take a fair share of the blame.

  • paul

    The Government have been given a chance and they should be allowed to get on with it. The Lib/Tory pact is sustainable in my view as they seem to have ironed out their differences quickly and just got on with the job. There are some good people involved and Cmeron and Clegg look and sound like they know what they are doing. Of course they have very good advisors.

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