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Anyone else thinking of changing their vote for the GE?

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NeilYoungCrazyHorse Thu 25-May-17 20:02:42

Up until today I was pretty sure who I was going to vote for in the GE. I was going to vote Conservative. After the tragic events of Monday I just don't know if I can do it. I don't have any affiliation to any party and usually go with what I think we need at that moment.

As a mother I just cannot get my head round the fact that the Conservative government (and previous Labour Governments) actions, cuts in funding and their intelligence failings have led to this attack.

In addition to this, as a woman, for the first time in my whole life, I feel we are incredibly vulnerable. The attack on Monday was designed to subjugate girls and women. I feel the need to do something, in the hope that other women feel the same and together we can collectively make our voice heard loud and clear.

Anyone else feel that they need to change their vote? We women need to do something. Even after this terrible tragedy I have very little faith in anything changing or getting better.

I just feel so incredibly sad about what is happening to our country on all levels.

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Bluntness100 Thu 25-May-17 20:07:34

Sigh. Nice try. Try to post some facts if you want to be believed. The intelligence services had their budgets increased.

So you're a labour voter. Uou want people to vote labour. This was a very silly reverse to try to encourage that.

Please try harder next time.

Killdora Thu 25-May-17 20:11:59

Yes, I'm switching my vote to ukip.

They won't get in (I don't want them to) but I want pressure to be put on the government re: intergration in the community and stopping culturally isolated hot spots, not letting people affiliated with terrorists back in the country after they've been to Syria etc.

Mistigri Thu 25-May-17 20:15:04

If you believe the opinion polls, a lot of people feel like the OP.

May had run an objectively horrendous campaign for this election, which she deserves to lose (although she probably won't).

And the massive cuts in police numbers that happened under her watch don't look very prudent right now.

NameChanger22 Thu 25-May-17 20:20:32

No. I'm sticking with the Lib Dems because they are our only hope of not staying in the EU. I think leaving the EU will be very detrimental to our security; not mention all the other problems it's going to cause.

I would never, ever vote for the Tories. I've always voted for Labour in the past.

NeilYoungCrazyHorse Thu 25-May-17 20:46:03

I won't be voting Labour either.

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NeilYoungCrazyHorse Thu 25-May-17 20:49:34


Perhaps she will get in but I don't think she is going to get the landslide she thinks she is. A few weeks ago all I was concerned about was how best we can sort out this Brexit mess. Now my priority is the safety and freedom of our children. I don't care about anything else. I don't care if I am taxed into next decade. There are more important things in life.

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Tw1nsetAndPearls Thu 25-May-17 20:59:13

I was shocked to see the Tory Party using the death of children as electoral propaganda. Not much shocks me in politics anymore - but that did

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