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Scottish Elections '07


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Poll: 07 Election (35 member(s) have cast votes)

Which party will you / would you vote for?

  1. Labour (7 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  2. SNP (9 votes [25.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.71%

  3. Conservatives (1 votes [2.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.86%

  4. Lib. Dem (8 votes [22.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.86%

  5. BNP (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Green Party (3 votes [8.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.57%

  7. SSP (2 votes [5.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.71%

  8. Independent (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Monster raving loony party O: (3 votes [8.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.57%

  10. Other (2 votes [5.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.71%

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#21 dondon

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 01:06 AM

QUOTE(Plug in Baby @ Mar 17 2007, 12:24 AM) View Post
But most of our trade is with the rest of the UK.


Are you quite sure about that?

Firstly I'd look at the labels on your clothes (assuming that you are wearing any), then maybe where your computer came from and the last thing you ate, a very small minority of products come from the UK.

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 12:11 AM

Even with the internal trade...if we were independent then we would still want to be in the EU so as to trade with England, Wales and NI surely?

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 04:20 PM

So, my postal vote arrived TODAY. Yes, well played Mr Election Officer, you couldn't get my vote to me until the day before the election, with the postie coming at 2.15pm meaning it will most likely not be counted tomorrow.

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 04:52 PM

Don't lose your vote! Just take the papers down to a polling station in your constituency tomorrow and they will count it. Fortunately, I got my postal vote 5 days ago and I put it in the post box on Sunday night.
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Posted 02 May 2007 - 04:55 PM

For the first time in forever and a day, people are turning their backs on Labour in my constituency. The SNP candidate's saying she'll save Monkland's Hospital, so everyone's jumping on the SNP bandwagon.

I'm still not voting. I'm to lazy to trot along the road to do so.

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 05:12 PM

QUOTE(bred @ May 2 2007, 05:52 PM) View Post
Don't lose your vote! Just take the papers down to a polling station in your constituency tomorrow and they will count it. Fortunately, I got my postal vote 5 days ago and I put it in the post box on Sunday night.


I can't, that's why I have a postal vote! I've got three exams in less than a week so I can't afford to spend my time jumping on a train to go home and vote and then come back.

SIGH!

Democracy in this country relies on Royal Mail...we don't stand a chance hahaha!

Edit: I noticed on the West of Scotland party list that the SNP are going under the title of "Alex Salmond for first minister" so that they come first alphabetically on the card. Sneaky gits hahah.

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 05:41 PM

How long would it take you to get to the nearest polling station in your constituency? I think the "Alex Salmond for first minister" is Scotland-wide.
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Posted 02 May 2007 - 05:44 PM

QUOTE(Lindsay @ May 2 2007, 05:55 PM) View Post
For the first time in forever and a day, people are turning their backs on Labour in my constituency. The SNP candidate's saying she'll save Monkland's Hospital, so everyone's jumping on the SNP bandwagon.

I'm still not voting. I'm to lazy to trot along the road to do so.

Would you vote for what ermdev told you to if he gave you a fiver?!
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Posted 02 May 2007 - 06:12 PM

I would vote for a fiver, yeah. I like money.

That's so nice that you're all doing postal votes. I live on the same street as the polling station and I can't be bothered walking along it to go vote.

Lazy lazy lazy.

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 11:51 PM

I'm not voting, despite being on the register in about 3 or 4 constituencies! huh.gif (How they hell I DO NOT KNOW)

I just think its too late to do the research and I don't want to do a foolish vote.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 12:11 AM

At least you're being responsible, my family just vote Labour without even knowing any of the parties policies, with the exception of me and my brother, and some years my gran.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 02:39 AM

QUOTE(Lindsay @ May 2 2007, 07:12 PM) View Post
I would vote for a fiver, yeah. I like money.

That's so nice that you're all doing postal votes. I live on the same street as the polling station and I can't be bothered walking along it to go vote.

Lazy lazy lazy.



i really cant believe that some people adopt this attitude when it comes to voting. I mean is it really hard to give up 5 minutes of your time to walk down a street mark a few crosses on a piece of paper. NO i mean i dont understand how people can just be so blah over voting. Im not saying get into their policies in detail but go along and vote for someone on the basis of something u have read or heard about. I mean there is no doubt that people will complain about things even tho they never voted and that annoys me a hell of a lot. If you cant be arsed voting then dont complain when it comes back to bite you on the arse with tutition fees going up or benefit money going down(note: this is not aimed at lindsay personally its just a general rant) I just dont see how people can be so lazy when it comes to do the simplest thing in the world.

im undecided currently as to who i'll be voting for. Im stuck between Labour and SNP. I would vote labour because i do believe we are better off as a country now than we were 10 years ago.
However im leaning towards SNP because i favour independance and think that as long as it was implemented correctly it could work very successfully.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 06:44 AM

I sent off my postal vote on Monday morning.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:37 AM

As far as I can tell, most of these parties are wanting to do pretty much the same thing. And I can't really tell much difference between them all. Which is why I don't really see much point in voting.

The only one around here that I've noticed to having made a big promise is the SNPs. They're wanting to save our local hospital. And people are going to vote for them because of that. But it isn't going to happen. It's too far on now for them to do that. And I know I probably should go support them because I use the hospital a lot, but I'd also be voting for independant Scotland and I don't want to do that.

So, as you can see, I don't know who to vote for. And I have looked into it. I'm doing politics as part of my course at uni so I do have a vague idea of what I'm doing. We did a whole two lectures on why people don't vote and why we should. So I know I should. So should I turn up and vote for any old party, just for the hell of it, then feel really bad when the party I've randomly chosen get in and start doing all sorts of silly things?

As for complaining if benefits go down, I'd probably be quite pleased at that. The one time I did apply for benefits, I didn't qualify. So ha to anyone that doesn't get as much.

Of course, that wasn't aimed at me SLJ, I'm just standing up for all us lazy, ignorant folk out there.

I may go along and spoil a vote. Just so I can say I have voted. But I really don't know who I would vote for if I do.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 12:35 PM

*didn't vote either >.>*
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Posted 03 May 2007 - 04:33 PM

I did vote, mainly because now if the SNP do win and we do become an independent country and it all goes to ruin, I can stand back and say "i never voted for it".

What's with Alex Salmond anyway? On the ballot papers it's like Scottish Labour Party, Scottish Conservatives, Scottish Socialist Party etc but with the SNP is says Alex Salmond for First Minister. Is he going to run the country all by himself?

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 05:00 PM

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/6608617.stm

Some of the captions are quite funny, especially the Lib Dem ones.
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Posted 03 May 2007 - 06:16 PM

I voted Labour today for my Local Council and Constituency vote. I'm not saying who I voted for my regional vote (it wasn't labour - it is almost pointless voting for the two top parties on your regional vote). The only reason I said I voted labour is I'm an active party member.
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Posted 03 May 2007 - 06:49 PM

For me it was SSP for the regional, SNP for the constituency and 1. SSP 2. SNP 3. LD for the council.
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Posted 03 May 2007 - 07:26 PM

Today i voted for the first time, i really tried to get into my politics, and i suceeded, i voted labour for scottish parliament and constiency one also my 123 was only filled with two, i voted labour and lib dem's. im very interested in REALLY understanding politics, i try so hard and i get the jist but so many intracassies(dont know if thats the right spelling) just cover the main themes,i sent away for an SSp starter pack as i agree with a lot of things in there memorandum, however i even found myself agreeing with most points in the BNp memorandum blink.gif so i think that just goes to show us that all the parties are reasonably mainstream, the one thing when it comes to voting, is, do you trust the people (or at least more than the opposition) to carry out the policies that they have "promised".

ALSO, i think it is extremely arrogant to post comments stating that you are lazy and cannot be bothered to vote, DEAR GOD how difficult is it ?!?!?! someone said " i dont want to waste my vote because i dont know what theyre all about..." WELL my retort to that one is...DO YOU NOT OWE IT TO YOUR COUNTRY AND FELLOW SCOTTISH PEOPLE TO FIND OUT THIS INFORMATION AND SPEND A VERY LITTLE AMOUNT OF TIME ACKNOWLEDGING THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO CHANGE THIS COUNTRY FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE ! So dont even bother coming up with excuses about not knowing what they stand for,because thats just SH*^e !! TITAN
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