The Last Post

I voted today. I qualify for a postal vote these days, so it all happens a bit sooner for me than for everybody else. All the bumf came through yesterday, I sorted it this morning, so, for me, the 2019 election is over.

I did have a half-thought of voting tactically, but in the end voted along with my principles. I feel that by doing that, I have at least been true to myself. In previous elections I’ve done the same – certainly since I moved here, one party is so dominant in this area that I may as well vote with my principles.

I honestly don’t see that this will change things. No matter how many times you shuffle the deck, you’re just as likely to get a royal flush!

I just feel pessimistic.

Author: Stroke Survivor UK

Formerly, designed and developed IT systems for banks, but had a stroke in 2016, aged pre-50! I have returned to developing from home, but some of my time is also spent volunteering with the UK charities Age UK (www.ageuk.org.uk) and the [UK] Stroke Association (www.stroke.org.uk).

4 thoughts on “The Last Post”

    1. Absolutely agree. It is easy enough for things just to crop up – I applied for mine when my health was still not yet stable. The irony is that they also send me a card to show up at the polling station, though I never tried doing so.

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    1. I can understand people who don’t vote, so I will not say anything bad against them.
      But the trouble with not voting is that there are ambiguities – does someone decline to vote because they are apathetic? Do they decline because none of the candidates is worthy? Do they decline because they don’t believe they can change anything? Do they decline to 🖕 to the system itself?
      In my experience nobody is apathetic, it is important I think that the politicians know that when somebody doesn’t vote, it is not because they don’t care.

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