SNAFU – why vote

I have always voted, never missed, returned from a holiday just to vote, voted by post when unable to vote in person. Why? I used to think it was important, I used to think it mattered. Now for the first time I am tempted to join the massed ranks of those who don’t vote, why – because of the ‘first past the post’ system. My one desire is to be rid of this immoral Tory government, but without PR my vote will not count so why bother.  For the first time I can now view the non-voters in a different light. Their non-votes should be counted as a protest against the status quo, an equivalent to a ‘none of the above’ vote. Of course that won’t happen and, as always, I will turn out to vote so sadly it’s SNAFU


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