So here we are one day before the local elections and I am no further in making a decision on who to vote for as Maltby representative for RMBC.
I wonder if this blog’s reader has any tips or suggestions as to what to do with my vote, apart from wasting it ?
It is against all my principles not to vote, but I can’t make a vote in the hope that it will prevent another party getting in. https://maltbyblogger.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/candidates-for-election-2012-22/
Still no literature for Maltby Conservative candidate Richard Price so my vote won’t be going there. As for the others, Blair, Godfrey and Conlon ,none have changed my earlier opinion or convinced me that they will be an asset to Maltby. None have even made them selves known in Maltby to my knowledge apart from the leaflet through the door. Did any of them knock to introduce themselves ? One has told me by email not to email anymore, another deleted me from Facebook after a barrage of abuse and the other I come across in Tesco’s sometimes and about a month ago at the vet’s in Dinnington. Should I then base my vote on this ?
Of course I can hear the responses to this – if you don’t vote then you have no right to disagree or comment on the elected. I can also hear the “why don’t you stand for election yourself ?” question.
So here’s my answer: :
Political parties more or less exist in order to limit our choices and do so effectively by making sure we have practically no choice at all. Except perhaps for a very few issues where they might differ. Overall they vary only about how enthusiastically or otherwise they take forward the same old egotistical rubbish that has proceeded for years.
This is supposed to be a democratic society but where democracy does show itself, it is pretty limited to the views of those in supposed “authority”.
Now this may sound a little like Chamberlain’s announcement in 1939 but , unless I receive information which suggests that one of the candidates for Maltby is worth voting for, then my paper tomorrow is likely to be “spoilt”.
http://wwwrite-place.blogspot.com for further musings over the past few years on Maltby and Rotherham politics.