4/20/2008

Apparently there are elections in a few days time

Is it just me or is there a severe case of election indifference in the air ?

Okay, so I don't live in an area where elections are being held this year but I do work in an area (Norwich) where there are elections, and being honest, nobody would know.

The usual display of signs by the political parties seems to be totally absent in some key wards whilst people I speak to who live in Norwich see oblivious to there being elections this year.

I know this is very subjective and based on just asking a few people and from what I see, but is there a degree of election apathy this year ?

7 comments:

Baht At said...

If they could find a candidate worth voting for I'd vote but since there isn't a box saying "none of the corrupt egotistical shysters listed above" I don't bother.

IanPP said...

Much the same as the last election outing I believe.

Is it time to go back to the old way of electioneering with speaker vans etc.

Johnny Norfolk said...

Well i hope the people will finally speak about labours performance. As I was told many years ago. Never vote Labour as they always leave office with the country deeper in debt as when they came in. It has been proved yet again. When will the something for nothing voter ever learn.

Anonymous said...

I live in Vince's Twickenham; at General Election time or London Borough election time it is a sea of orange. So far, for the London elections, I've seen one window poster and that's for the local Assembly candidsate, not for Paddick. It may be apathy this time round but I think poster display in general is on the slide; when I started canvassing twenty-five years ago people would refuse posters "because they were afraid of a brick through the window". I don't think it was true then; I think most people just wanted to maintain their views as private matters (and Tories have always wanted to keep their support low-profile). But now, in todays anti-social climate, I think that even party activists are afraid of the physical or verbal brick.

lettersfromatory said...

I think Labour supporters are probably less keen on putting a red rosette on their jacket and walking around town!

Baht At said...

"But now, in todays anti-social climate, I think that even party activists are afraid of the physical or verbal brick."

It's not anti-social to tell someone promoting a egotisitical tosspot what you think of their politics - that's simply letting them know your opinion. In the past people tended to be too polite to tell politicans they were useless - not anymore.

Anonymous said...

"It's not anti-social to tell someone promoting a egotisitical tosspot what you think of their politics - that's simply letting them know your opinion. In the past people tended to be too polite to tell politicans they were useless - not anymore."

If you call someone, or the candidate they've expressed support for an 'egotistical tosspot', then thats not political debate, that's just damn rude - and exactly the reason people don't display posters anymore. The decline of deference doesn't have to mean the rise of abuse. You might reflect on who, in the case you describe is actually being the E.T......

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