Voted for Labour. Got a Tory

How many fewer than 3 in every 10 eligible voters have to vote before it is recognised that UK politicians increasingly govern without popular consent. Voting in a Labour government and ending up with a Tory leader can hardly have inspired young people's confidence in the two party system. When your result produces this kind of anomally, not voting makes a great deal of sense.

I am sure I am not alone in thinking that the stronger political statement is not to condone the status quo with a vote, but to deny a vote (and therefore, credibility) to a very flawed system which suits the power elite.

Isn't it more likely that a fundamental change in the flawed two party system will occur only by more people refusing to condone the status quo with a vote.

Let's say 1 in 10 people end up voting. No one can pretend that this is a healthy democracy.

Ends | 5 May 2006 | The Leg

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