Monday, 20 April 2015


Today is the last day to register to vote . If you haven't already made up your mind to exercise your democratic right, here are 5 reasons why you should: 

1 - Democracy = people power. You may have your gripes about how the country is run, but at least you get a say in it. People in other parts of the world are living under awful regimes that they have no opportunity to change. (On an unrelated-but-related note HAVE YOU SEEN the pics of his royal master supreme majesticness Kim Jong Un  up Korea's highest mountain?! A true leader.)

2 - More voter participation gives the government greater legitimacy, and a stronger mandate to govern (check me with my A-level politics lingo). If only one person turned up to the polls and we all had to live with their decision for the next 5 years there would be outrage, which leads me on to my next point...

3 - If you have the opportunity to vote and you don't vote, you can't really complain about the outcome. Simples.*meerkat squeak*

4 - No vote is a wasted vote. For many years it would have been considered a "waste" to vote for a party other than the Conservatives or Labour, but there has been a gradual decline in the share of votes won by these parties. Smaller parties are gaining influence and steering debate (see UKIP  on immigration).

5 - Kate Hopkins has offered to leave the country if Ed Miliband becomes Prime Minister

Of course, whether or not you think a Britain sans Katie Hopkins is worth 5 years of Ed Miliband is another matter, but at least the option is there.

The deadline for registering to vote is TODAY (20/04/2015) so you have until 11:59pm to make sure you get a say in what the next 5 years will look like.


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