I was asked by Unlock Democracy if I would add a Widget to my blog to take people directly to Vote Match. Well, I can do better than that – I will devote most of this post to it.
Why? As I see Europe at the moment, it is a seething maelstrom of discontent, a failed experiment that won’t die, with a common currency that doesn’t really work, that is about to become a vassal state of the USA as the result of a looming Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership that we don’t want.
And don’t get me started on the involvement of Israel in EU projects. When I last looked at a world map, Israel was nowhere near Europe, and has no business whatsoever milking the European Cash Cow!
Is this what we signed up for?
I think not!
Normally, for UK elections, I would advocate not voting at all, or vote for maximum protest, which in all probability means UKIP. (Might I suggest Russel Brand for Prime Minister – at least we would get a laugh now and again!)
In this case, however, you should vote for maximum disruption! The requirement is to force the powers that be to stop and take note of the current wishes of the European population, before signing any documents that have the word “IRREVOCABLE” in them, and so avoid impending disaster.
How do you do that?
Inform yourselves! A starting place could be
“The enemy invasion: Brussels braced for influx of Eurosceptics in EU polls”
If you want to make use of the Unlock Democracy offer, go to Vote Match.
I will unashamedly copy the information they publish so that you know what you are letting yourselves in for.
“Vote Match is an online election quiz which matches users to the political party that best represents their views in an election, based on the issues which they select as most important.
Vote Match has four aims:
To be fun
To inform about policy differences between parties
To encourage people to vote and so boost turnout
To promote debate
How it works
The statements – answer the statements by clicking on agree, disagree, open-minded or skip (if you want to ignore the statement entirely).
Your priorities – you can choose which statements you think are most important. The statements you choose as most important will count double towards your results.
The parties – select which parties you would be prepared to vote for (at least three).
Results – the results screen will reveal which party you agree with most, and other parties will follow in descending order. You can look at the responses from each party in more detail in the table below.
Don’t forget to share your results on Facebook or Twitter
Vote Match is intended as a guide only and is not intended to give you definitive answers on which way you should vote. We encourage you to look into the parties’ policies in more detail.
There is little time to get ready for this.