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Judd

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Re: General Election 2024
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2024, 12:30:07 AM »
Well I will be voting for Reform purely that I can't vote for the Tory party any more not in its present guise and would never vote Labour, it's mainly to honour those that laid down their lives and gave me the right to a vote otherwise I wouldn't bother.

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GrumpyOldFart

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Re: General Election 2024
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2024, 06:17:37 AM »
The only option left that makes any sense - Monster Raving Loony Party  :sarcastic:

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Re: General Election 2024
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2024, 01:40:18 PM »
I feel Politically Homeless these days. Can't trust a single one of them.  :sorry:

Akbuk

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Re: General Election 2024
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2024, 03:48:40 PM »
I feel Politically Homeless these days. Can't trust a single one of them.  :sorry:


Does that make you along with me and many others, ďpolitical asylum seekersĒ 😂?
If so, what benefits can we claim?


Itís not just here Me, itís right across Europe & beyond from what iíve been reading.
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John8

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Re: General Election 2024
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2024, 10:11:07 PM »
 When thereís no one worth voting for thereís no point in voting. Why encourage them? The country is too far gone now for any single party or leader to repair it although I think labour will get in. Will things improve? Most likely not.   

Akbuk

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Re: General Election 2024
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2024, 10:45:18 PM »
I left Turkey about 10 years ago. The exchange rate then was £1=3 Turkish Lira, today £1=40 Turkish Lira (yes thatís forty).
Iíve still got bank accounts.

My point is, thatís how pear shaped this world is going.
Covid has a lot to answer for & thatís not taking anything away from a dreadful bunch of current Governments.
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CraftyCat

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Re: General Election 2024
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2024, 10:06:59 PM »
Have just read that if Labour get in they intend lowering the voting age to 16.


Absolutely ridiculous idea - 16 years olds can't fight for their Country*,  drink, drive, get married (without parental consent) or leave formal education - yet they are considered to be mature enough to vote!  For crying out loud, they are easily led children who think that a Socialist Government will give them more money, designer clothes and 70" TVs! 


* Just to knock on the head the myth being trotted out by supporters of this daft idea..... 16 and 17 years olds may join the Armed Forces for training purposes, subject to parental consent.  But they have to be 18 before being deployed on active duty. 

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Re: General Election 2024
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2024, 10:43:15 PM »
I joined at 15, but that was in the dark ages. Later in my career  I trained 16 year old lads in military skills, you do have to be 18 to participate in frontline operations but you might be posted to an active service unit at 17.5 years of age.
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Akbuk

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Re: General Election 2024
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2024, 12:05:18 AM »
Have just read that if Labour get in they intend lowering the voting age to 16.


Absolutely ridiculous idea - 16 years olds can't fight for their Country*,  drink, drive, get married (without parental consent) or leave formal education - yet they are considered to be mature enough to vote!  For crying out loud, they are easily led children who think that a Socialist Government will give them more money, designer clothes and 70" TVs! 


* Just to knock on the head the myth being trotted out by supporters of this daft idea..... 16 and 17 years olds may join the Armed Forces for training purposes, subject to parental consent.  But they have to be 18 before being deployed on active duty.


Thereís no novel ideas for any Party to throw to the people anymore. What 16 year olds will bring to any Party, Iíve no idea & thatís not knocking 16 year olds either.......theyíve probably got better things to do.


With whatís gone on here & internationally over the last few years, Iím surprised with any Government surviving an election.
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Dextrous63

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Re: General Election 2024
« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2024, 07:16:18 AM »
Mystery to me why they mention this policy bang centre of the exam season, when teenagers should be focussing on other matters rather than the witterings of politicians.
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Re: General Election 2024
« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2024, 09:06:56 AM »
Where I live, not voting tends to favour the Tories.

Where I live Labour always win with a big majority.  Iíll either vote for Reform (no candidate as yet) or stay at home.
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Re: General Election 2024
« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2024, 09:14:05 AM »
We have a postal vote, no need to go out.


When I can't decide who to vote for and think they are all rubbish anyway. I still make a point of voting to make up the 'turnout numbers'
and write across the ballot paper  None of them.
This is of course a spoiled vote, but at least it shows I bothered


Not surprised so many Tories are standing down at this election, they don't want to be seen to personally lose their seat.
Wait 5 years and they might get it back again


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Akbuk

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Re: General Election 2024
« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2024, 11:22:27 AM »
Itís not 18 year olds in a bubble, itís politicians!!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cd11qev122yo
 
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Re: General Election 2024
« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2024, 11:28:08 AM »
Although I am against conscription. As I have a grandson fast approaching 18 and I donít want him blown to pieces in someone elseís war in one way it is good for young people to get out of a bubble .
Those who donít want or cannot because of some unfitness could do a year working in our understaffed hospitals .
It will give them a different perspective on life and they will experience comradeship which can only help them in life .
Too often our young people live their live through social media .
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Akbuk

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Re: General Election 2024
« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2024, 11:46:34 AM »
Compulsory peace negotiator training for 18 year olds sounds better.

So where are we at?
Banning IPhones for the under 16s.
Allowing 16 year olds to vote.
Mandatory conscription for 18 year olds.

Itís not 16/18 year olds creating havoc with their protesting across the UK. Maybe thatís to come.
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