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To feel politically lost?!

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MissBax Wed 29-Nov-17 22:20:27

Since being able to vote I have always been a labour supporter, but in more recent times I'm feeling more and more at a loss with who I feel truly represents me. The whole Lily Madigan Women's Officer saga has been the final straw. I just can't get on board with this bullshit and feel let down by this runaway PC brigade (which I admit I used to be a part of)! Anyone else feeling the same?!

BumpowderSneezeonAndSnot Wed 29-Nov-17 22:22:00

I flip flop between lib dems and conservatives. I think the sooner people stop feeling obliged to vote for one party for life the easier you'll find the process. Vote for the party that fits your beliefs at any one time.

DJBaggySmalls Wed 29-Nov-17 22:26:51

Yanbu; I'm done supporting Labour, wouldn't vote Tory if you paid me (they started this, plus they're killing the NHS) and dont trust the Greens after the 'non man' incident.

Applesandpairsonthestairs Wed 29-Nov-17 22:26:58

No. I work for the public sector and literally cannot hack another minute if conservative rule. The prisons are in a mess, mental health care is in a mess, there is no money, people's lives are at risk everyday under this government. I have no doubt whatsoever that I would vote labour tomorrow if there was an election .... and I am not traditionally a labour voter.

I'm afraid to say, the conservatives are out of touch and have no idea how to support the must vulnerable in our society. Sad but true.

MissBax Wed 29-Nov-17 22:32:24

Apples - very true. I too am a public sector worker and so inevitably will end up leaning to the left when it comes round, but I am finding myself becoming more (dare I say it) conservative (with a small c) in my views as I age! It goes against all I've grown up with.

DJ - would you take the decision to not vote at all / spoil your ballot paper / other?

ComingUpTrumps Thu 30-Nov-17 07:50:17

YANBU OP! How would you feel about voting for the Lib Dems OP?

Mc180768 Thu 30-Nov-17 08:01:35

Labour Stronghold in our area for over a century.

High rates of crime. Lots of drugs. Poverty.

And our current Labour MP drives round in her Range Rover telling the poor she is supporting them. Do fuck off.

Our Tory candidate had a 20%swing and our County Council has had Conservatives in this year. Reopened libraries.

We need a change in our area. Labour have trashed it and done nothing over last 30 years. Our town lost its A+E department, local bus services have gone.

And we were a 66% leave area.

MillicentFawcett Thu 30-Nov-17 08:20:23

Got all those where I live too @Mc180768 and it's a Tory stronghold here.

I've voted labour for the last 30 years. Not any more. They've pissed on Jo Cox's grave and I want nothing more to do with them.

makeourfuture Thu 30-Nov-17 08:23:34

Labour MP drives round in her Range Rover

So you feel there is a connection between your area's economic difficulties and her choice of Range Rover?

Perhaps this hypocrisy is what is causing unequal distribution of resources?

catgirl1976 Thu 30-Nov-17 08:25:51

I hear you

I've just cancelled my Labour party membership largely over the misogyny they've displayed and also Brexit.

I would never vote Tory. I used to like the Lib Dems but not Tim Fallon so they are out.

Even the Greens and the WEP have drunk the trans Kool Aid. So I am left with no one to vote for and yet I passionately believe I should vote. So I'm lost too sad

Mc180768 Thu 30-Nov-17 08:26:30


Labour is not a credible opposition, but we no longer have a credible central government either.

Country is run by the Square Mile.

makeourfuture Thu 30-Nov-17 08:29:31

They've pissed on Jo Cox's grave

This is an odd perspective. Right wingers kill a woman for her political beliefs. The party she supported creates a memorial.

Therefore you will vote right wing.

makeourfuture Thu 30-Nov-17 08:34:40

Because if you look at the Tory Governments of the last decade, you will find an ideological attack on women. This rediculous, failed, morally depleted nonsense, which has strangled the economy and driven up debt, has affected poor women most.

It is a deliberate purge.

Mc180768 Thu 30-Nov-17 08:35:08


Frankly her Range Rover or choice of it is irrelevant. However, her broken promises are. As an avid supporter of her in 2015, she contacted my office as a supporter of our work. She met with various services and proclaimed she would endeavour to support local businesses.

She had her car parking bill for disabled drivers slammed out of the door.

She did drive round in her large car speaking through a loudspeaker telling the poor she was placing them at the centre of her campaign.

Problems faced by hard working peoplease in our town.

Rogue landlords
Rogue letting agents
Used syringes on streets
Retired people living with bars at their windows in a once proud working class area

The list is endless.

makeourfuture Thu 30-Nov-17 08:36:49

Frankly her Range Rover or choice of it is irrelevant

You led with it.

PhilODox Thu 30-Nov-17 08:38:12

Exactly who else is there to vote for? I've always voted green, but am not likely to now, I cannot conscience their policies on various matters.
Both DH and I have spoiled our ballots before, particularly in things such as the PCC election and mayoral election that we completely disagreed with.
Is there anyone left in Britain that actually cares about what happens to it and and her citizens?

catgirl1976 Thu 30-Nov-17 08:40:43

makeourfuture the PP believes they have pissed on Jo's grave by allowing a man to enter a leadership scheme exclusively for women set up as a memorial to her. She was killed by a man. A place on the scheme may be given to a man simply because he demands that he is a woman.

makeourfuture Thu 30-Nov-17 08:41:47

a once proud working class area

Look to the cause of deindustrialisation. It wasn't this woman.

Jaguar Land Rover employs 37,000 people by-the-way.

makeourfuture Thu 30-Nov-17 08:47:46

The Jo Cox scheme was set up by Labour Women to help get more women into senior leadership positions. It is a good thing. We need many more women in leadership.

If you can, please support it.

BishBoshBashBop Thu 30-Nov-17 08:51:43

I'm afraid to say, the conservatives are out of touch and have no idea how to support the must vulnerable in our society. Sad but true.

Labour stronghold here, useless council, awful MP who always thinks they are a shoe in, rarely comes to the constituency. Don't think they are in touch much with their constituents either tbh.

MillicentFawcett Thu 30-Nov-17 08:53:56

@makeourfuture As long as the Labour Party chooses to put transwomen on the scheme then no, I won't support it. And who said I'd vote Tory? I won't. But I won't vote labour either. I'm sick of the rampant misogyny

PigletWasPoohsFriend Thu 30-Nov-17 08:54:57

Jaguar Land Rover employs 37,000 people by-the-way

Throughout the world and many on agency contracts.

BasementPeople Thu 30-Nov-17 08:57:44

I agree. Can't vote Tory, Labour or Green for reasons given above. Can't believe the misogyny in the Labour party. Can't believe the cruelty of the Torys. Can't believe the utter incompetence being displayed by both. Might consider lib dem. Or that buckethead guy is sounding very sensible.

MissBax Thu 30-Nov-17 08:58:38

they have pissed on Jo's grave by allowing a man to enter a leadership scheme exclusively for women set up as a memorial to her. She was killed by a man. A place on the scheme may be given to a man simply because he demands that he is a woman.

You couldn't write it could you?!

CactusJelly00 Thu 30-Nov-17 09:00:09

The next election will be the only election I've ever not voted in.
I don't trust the liberal democrats, I would rather toss myself under a bus than vote conservatives and if I did vote labour I would be tossing myself under a bus (because I'm female). So I'll be applying for Australian citizenship ASAP and not using my right to vote in the UK. There probably isn't much point sending my vote to the UK anyway..: I doubt I'll ever return for more than a holiday.

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