Comments on Profile Post by PetezzaDawg

  1. 607
    607
    Well, three parties for the EU in the Netherlands actually have a Nexit as one of their important points.
    May 23, 2019
  2. PetezzaDawg
    PetezzaDawg
    'Nexit' bleugh... why do people think this is a good idea
    May 23, 2019
  3. AltPunisher
    AltPunisher
    It was. The Conservative Party is bankrupt and so decided to just pretend this election isn't happening. Labour sent around a general election manifesto for a European election. The only parties who wanted to engage and stay in the EU were the Lib Dems and Greens, and the Brexit Party... is the Brexit Party.
    May 23, 2019
  4. AltPunisher
    AltPunisher
    I voted Green for their vision for Europe and being the remainer vote for socialists + eco socialists, because I refuse to touch the Liberals with a ten foot pole. It felt weird because I know that the MEPs I just voted for likely won't see a full term. At least it still sends a message.
    May 23, 2019
  5. PetezzaDawg
    PetezzaDawg
    To be honest I feel like it's not just the US that suffers from a system where voting for smaller candidates is political suicide. I don't see the point in bothering to vote when no one will vote for any of the alternatives.
    May 23, 2019
  6. AltPunisher
    AltPunisher
    You get people to vote for the alternatives by voting for them when others don't. Eventually there's enough people to force a change. The one amazing thing we're seeing from Brexit here is the complete demolition of the two party system - in fact the Conservatives are about to have their worst ever election result.
    May 23, 2019
  7. AltPunisher
    AltPunisher
    Its positive media buzz and voting for parties that want to break the two party monopoly that you make this change, and voting is the only you'll do that. If you don't like any parties, spoil the ballot. There's never any reason to not vote.
    May 23, 2019