Election Day 2017

Well, today’s the day. This exhausting election campaign ends when the polls close this evening.

Thank god, you say – I’m fed up with the headlines, the facebook posts, the arguments, the lies. Let’s get back to reality!

But please – vote today, if you haven’t already. Ignore the weather, ignore the naysayers who can’t be bothered because ‘it never makes any difference anyway’.

What have you got to lose by voting? A little time. What do you lose by not voting? The chance to let them know what you think, the chance that this time it might make a difference, the chance to change the way we are going.

And when you vote, please – vote for the NHS, vote for decently funded education, vote for the environment, for investment in renewables and against fracking, vote against more wars, vote to preserve human rights legislation and against the control of the internet in the name of ‘security’ (because apparently that is more important than police officers and fire services to protect us). Vote for an end to the destructive and cruel policies of austerity that are getting us nowhere. Tell the current government they do not have a mandate to destroy and privatise our public services or to hold hands with Trump on our behalf. And, just maybe, if enough of us vote, we will make a real difference.

Vote anything but Tory! Please!



6 thoughts on “Election Day 2017

  1. Despite slight concern that “best wishes on your election day” from a USian might land rather more like a curse than as support…BEST WISHES FOR A FAVORABLE OUTCOME TO YOUR ELECTION!!

      1. it may not be quite as great as I felt first thing – but at least the Conservatives don’t have the landslide they hoped for, which would have let them drive through all kinds of dire policies

      2. Understood (and I’ve also done some reading since I left my first comment). I have stopped looking for great things in these dark days. I celebrate any bulwark with potential to slow the sh!tstorm.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s