It’s 7.34am on a cloudy Thursday morning and its the day before the eclipse takes place. Yesterday however centre stage was the UK’s chancellor George Osborne giving his final budget before the General Election on May 7th. Politics is for most something they shout and moan about all the time and vote in every now and then, but most people never actually look into manifestos and policies before they vote.
Maybe the manifestos are written in a boring way, maybe the people who explain them do so without using plain English, but the plain simple fact is, many people make up their minds up about who to vote for, by watch the TV or reading the newspaper. I suppose I can count myself amongst these people too or at least I could have done in the past, but with time to read and time to find out, I’ve managed to make up my own mind during the last 5 years.
Voting is, of course, a highly personal decision, but for many they vote for the same party every time regardless of policies, others vote for the party that leads the polls, but the fact is most don’t really know what they are voting for. You really should vote regardless of who you vote for and whether they win.
For some 20 years now it seems as I’ve been voting to get a party out of power as their policies fail and us taxpayers (even the unemployed pay VAT) have to pick up the bill. In Brentwood where I used to live and Chelmsford where I now live Conservatism is rife, unfortunately the chance of getting any other party in power are so slim, you have to look at the whole picture rather than ending up on the winning side. Brentwood has never had a non-Tory MP, Chelmsford’s last non-Tory MP (the only one) was Ernest Millington Common Wealth Party in 1950, so unless you want to vote Tory you have to look to policies and pride yourself with knowing that you’re voting for a party with the right principles.
1945 Chelmsford Election Result (Electorate 79,638)
|Common Wealth||Ernest Rogers Millington||27,309||46.7|
|Liberal||Hilda M A Buckmaster||5,909||10.1|
For me this is the Green Party !
I’m fed up with all the hogwash of the big two parties Labour and Conservative, the Lib Dems don’t seem to know where they are going at present, UKIP have some interesting ideas, but its the Green Party to me, who seem to have the most level headed ideas. I’ve never ever belonged to a Political Party but in the last year, fed up with the other parties I’ve pinned their colours to my mast. Why !! Because what they stand for, resonates with me the most. As a nature lover and a people person, I want what’s best for all…not just the rich, the young or just the employed. So what do the Green Party stand for here in the United Kingdom ?
Here’s why and what they say :
What we stand for
Imagine a political system that puts the public first. Imagine an economy that gives everyone their fair share. Imagine a society capable of supporting everyone’s needs. Imagine a planet protected from the threat of climate change now and for the generations to come. That’s the world we want to create and we believe we have the means to do it. By ensuring that everyone has access to a secure job that pays at least the Living Wage we will build an economy that works for the common good, not just the privileged few. By restoring public services to public hands we will ensure they are run in the interests of the people that use them. By investing in renewable energy and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, we will build a stable and sustainable society that protects our planet from climate change. By building more social rented homes and bringing abandoned buildings back into use we will ensure that everyone has a secure and affordable place to live. Vote Green and you can help us build a society that works for the Common Good.
See more at: https://www.greenparty.org.uk/we-stand-for/
It’s a shame we live in such a sad world where people go everywhere in metal things with wheels (go for a walk around town and you’ll understand).It’s a shame people value possessions before people. It’s also a shame that people struggle to live while others have so much money they don’t know what to do with it. Believe in people, Believe in our planet, Believe in each other….for the Common Good…..Vote for the Green Party on May 7th. Most of all….”MAKE SURE YOU VOTE”
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