Tuesday, April 6, 2010

May 6th General Election!

The Prime Minister has (finally) called a General Election. It will be held on Thursday 6 May

Unfortunately, I can't vote because I'm not a British citizen (yet) but if I could vote, the parties' stand on freedom would certainly be a deciding vote for me. If you think it's an important issue too, you might like to use a handy pdf with a list of 10 questions to ask candidates about civil liberties (via the Guardian). I would also like to know more from each party about their stance regarding citizenship equality.

Of course, there are other important issues too, such as the economy, education, and the NHS.

Will you be voting? What issues are you most concerned about?


  1. I've always voted and I will this time but I've become really disillusioned with politics over the past year.
    Sadly I don't think that much will change whatever they say or do.
    I live in hope! Flighty xx

  2. I'm not surprised you're feeling disillusioned with politics, Flighty. I bet most of the British public feel the same way you do! And no matter which party wins, it is hard to be optimistic about any new sweeeping changes they promise. Promises are easy to make, it's following through that seems difficult!

    Indeed, we can only hope that something good will come out of the election.

  3. Really interesting and informative blog! Glad I came across it. :)

  4. Thank you, Lis! I'm glad you found my blog.

  5. I shall be voting for UK independence. I find it outrageous and totally undemocratic, that over 70% of UK legislation originates in Brussels, NOT Britain!
    That leaves us, the British, with control of a huge total of around 30%. Does it matter who is PM if we only control 30%?
    I want my (our) country back and I want a say as to what laws are passed here.
    There ...I've had my say.
    On the point of issues, there are too many to list, but ID, big brother,and all this is very worrying.

  6. It does seem absurd that so many UK laws and regulations are decided in Brussels.

    It will be interesting to hear the televised leaders' debate next week when Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg answer questions from the audience. I hope they are asked to explain their views about the IDcard/database and all the other databases and surveillance in the UK.