On 5th May you can vote Yes for a change to the Alternative Vote System, or you can vote No for more of the same.
It’s a simple choice, Yes for change, or No for more of the same.
More tribal politics. More politicians shouting Boo Yah at each other so loudly that neither you nor they can hear what is actually being said. More young men and women spending their whole lives in a Westminster cocoon, so wrapped up in their tribe that they are unable to conceive that the the “enemy” might just have a point. So isolated from the real lives of real people that they can’t talk to you and won’t listen.
More Party Hacks being parachuted in safe seats they’ve never visited after a life spent as interns in Westminster and blindly following their whips through the lobbies.
More contempt. Not just MP’s being held in contempt by the public but the public being held in contempt by MP’s. Ignoring your views and stealing your money.
More influence for a tiny fraction of voters and those with the money to persuade them one way or another. 1.6% of voters decided the last election in a handful of marginal seats. These seats were flooded with money by backers of both the big parties desperate to buy an election.
More of our politicians being in thrall to their big money backers. More of Ashcroft and Murdoch and Crow calling the shots.
More disenfranchisement. As politicians and politics drifts further away from us more and more of us will find our votes wasted supporting parties and ideas who can’t get a fair chance to be represented and more and more of us will feel that even voting is a waste of our time.
The definiation of insanity is to keep doing the same thing in the same way and to expect a different outcome. If you want more of the same, vote NO. If you are happy with the way politics is done in our country, vote No. If you one of the few thousand voters who’s vote really matters, Vote No to the Alternative Vote.
The only change on offer on the 5th of May is the Alternative Vote.
Vote Yes for change.