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Tactical Voting: Gina Miller GoFundMe

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WetDogLovesHubert Thu 20-Apr-17 12:41:37

Gina Miller has started a GoFundMe campaign to gather funds to support MPs who campaign for another vote on Brexit, and to campaign to promote tactical voting in the General Election.

www.gofundme.com/whats-best-for-britain

Is this going to sway many to vote more tactically?

cdtaylornats Thu 20-Apr-17 14:05:57

Does that woman not understand democracy?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 20-Apr-17 14:11:33

Eugh.

namechange20050 Thu 20-Apr-17 14:16:20

She wants to ensure the the deal we get is a good one; I don't see what is wrong with this? The electorate were not consulated about how Brexit would break down so i think it's good for the process to scrutinised as much as possible.

SuckItUpSnowflake Thu 20-Apr-17 14:21:01

Misogyny and racism are likely to hamper this effort, sadly.

WetDogLovesHubert Thu 20-Apr-17 19:04:18

I remain hopeful people will think carefully about how they vote in the GE, but without much hope of change generally!

tiggytape Fri 21-Apr-17 00:00:15

I can understand the sentiment and think that some people will definitely want to vote tactically if Brexit is their main issue of concern.

For others however, this sort of tactic might not be as popular.
There was talk tonight of Greens agreeing with Lib Dems not to put up candidates in some areas to avoid splitting the anti Tory vote (the Greens did this in Richmond when LibDems won there last year).

If people cannot vote for the party they want because there's been deals done to get one party to stand aside for another, it might help redirect votes and stop them being split. But it might also put people off voting. It depends for example on whether people are wanting to vote "any party except Tory" or are actually committed Greens / Lib Dems and won't have a candidate to vote for.

The fund is to support parties that advocate a "full and free final vote." Is that just Lib Dems of the main parties then as they are the only ones advocating a second public vote? Or would a non-whipped Parliamentary vote would count as free and full? I know Labour have ruled out a public vote but don't know what they've said about a Parliamentary one.

cowgirlsareforever Fri 21-Apr-17 00:06:42

I intend to vote on the issues that are important to me, not the way Gina Miller instructs me to.

SuckItUpSnowflake Fri 21-Apr-17 10:05:12

Yeah, Gina Miller won't be personally instructing people so you're fine there.

Getting out the idea of tactical voting is a good idea. Unless people have A Belief in a party and therefore everything they do is good and needs no thought or manifesto reading then all voting is compromise anyway.

cowgirlsareforever Fri 21-Apr-17 10:45:16

I feel like she is instructing me though SuckItUpSnowflake This is the woman who the day after the referendum, told her dc 'don't worry. Mummy will sort it.'

memyselfandaye Fri 21-Apr-17 10:58:23

Or she could actually campaign to get the many thousands of people who don't bother voting to cast a vote, and leave those who do vote to do so for whoever they want.

I don't need telling what to do, I have my own mind and my own opinions, target those who can't be arsed.

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