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Today the Americans are voting. So the interwubs are all American Elections all the time; also if I were a betting person I would put money on BBC News 24 being all American Election when I get to the gym (geee, that'll be so fun. Maybe I'll watch Pointless instead).

Next week I get to vote on our Police and Crime Commissioner (he's going to commission crime? and btw it will be a 'he' 'cos all the candidates are men). I'm not sure who I want to vote for although I think I do want to actually vote in order to vote against the frightful fascists from the English Democrats and UKIP. We have two independents who might be decent (but I've heard nothing from them!) one of whom is on the Police Authority at the moment (actual experience!) the LDs have an ex-councilor, Labour a current councilor (does he have to quit that to be PCC?) not sure that a very political person is the best choice.

I thought we had a Loony; but apparently we don't. Sad. 'cos I'd totally have voted for them first.

Of course I could spoil my ballot, which would more accurately express how much I feel this whole thing is a REALLY STUPID IDEA. But I worry about what the EDL would do with the job.

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Date: 2012-11-06 04:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pseudomonas
The OMRLP are actually a bit worrying, in terms of being the sort of people who complain about "political correctness" &c.

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Date: 2012-11-06 05:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] liv
My sympathies. I've got a couple of career politicians, a Con man who wants to be tough on crime and "efficient" on money management, and a Lab woman who wants to spend more money on policing and get more bobbies on the beat. Basically I am pretty certain she will win, given the area, and I suppose I slightly favour her of the two anyway, (Con for policing seems like a bad plan) though really I do not like voting Lab as the least-bad option. Nobody I might positively favour, no Liberals, no independents, nobody with police experience, nobody with actual policies rather than vague sound-bites. Though on the positive side, no fascists, so I could live with myself if I spoil the ballot or even (horrors!) don't vote.

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Date: 2012-11-06 06:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kaberett
I am actively anti voting in the LD candidate and will make a flocked post about it shortly.

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