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#UKElection2017 Hashtag stats. My Annual Political Post.

UK people! If you haven’t already gone out and voted. Please do.

Personally, I can’t bring myself to vote for a party that is leading us into chaos and an economic disaster.  I can’t believe a word that most of the newspapers publish as they’re all owned by rich businessmen who have the Tories in their pocket to ensure return on their investments – bigger paychecks and dividends to shareholders, whilst avoiding taxes.

When you’ve become a success in business, you also have a responsibility to be a contributing member of society.  I.e. to help those less fortunate than yourselves.  Which is what taxes are for.

Anyway, I’ve done some searching and come up with these LIVE stats on how many people are using either the #VoteLabour or #VoteConservative, etc Hashtags on twitter.  It’s merely a gauge of how many people are talking about which party.

It should be an embedded table – but if the WordPress system just shows a link, click through to see the table on the other site:

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Why I’m probably voting (almost) against my beliefs

So, the UK election is around the corner, and all the parties are clamouring for our votes.  It’s extremely important to use your vote wisely, and vote for what you believe in.  Trouble is, without thinking clearly about the “bigger picture”, your (my) own personal wants and needs, might not necessarily be best for the nation as a whole.

Here’s the thing.  I’m a firm supporter of sustainability issues, and would probably vote for the Green Party given half a chance (and a decent local candidate).  However, I’m concerned that by voting for one of the minority parties which have no chance of actually getting into power on a national scale (at least in the short term), that I’m weakening the position of the major parties and subsequently opening the door to right-wing (lets face it, down right fascist) parties like UKIP.

So, should I stick to one of the major’s for this election?  If someone like UKIP manage to get into any semblance of power, I’ll no longer want to be associated with this country.  I’ll emigrate!

Perhaps for the short term, a strategic vote might keep the extremists at bay.  Maybe.

EDIT: Read what each manifesto says regarding Climate Change and Energy:
http://www.carbonbrief.org/blog/2015/04/election-2015-what-the-manifestos-say-on-climate-and-energy/