- Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:41 am #344241
A lot of people still feel that they have to vote, and if they're feeling like raging against the world they'll vote for whichever protest party is in fashion. It's usually the Lib Dems but it's been the old Ecology Party, the BNP and now UKIP.Malcolm Armsteen wrote:I'm not sure of that.davidjay wrote:A NOTA option would decimate UKIP for a start.
If you are so unable to make the necessary compromises to choose one of the parties standing, why would you fuss yourself to go to the polling booth? You'd have to be actively uninterested to do that. UKIP supporters aren't just protesting in the sense of a spoiled ballot, they are sending a message about the direction of travel they would prefer. In that sense it's a protest vote, because they won't get UKIP elected, but they will send a message to the other parties about where they want them to go.
We've got democracy! Who needs solidarity?