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Does Voting Change Anything

Mark Twain

That pearl of wisdom oft quoted by Mark Twain that "if voting made any difference, they wouldn't let us do it" sprang to my mind after the unexpected results of this years general election became known. The reason, the saying couldn't possibly be right - right?

The Torys have won a majority, albeit small, to govern the country on their own terms without the so-called shackles of the Lib Dems. The polls had Labour and the Tory's at neck and neck with only the width of a ballot paper between them. There will be a seismic shift in the way polls are conducted, I suspect, in the future.

 

Election 2015

Election 2015

This years election is like no other, that's for sure. With all the competing party's on top of the traditional two plus one, voters are finding it hard to settle on a clear favourite.

The polls are matching the two main party's at neck and neck consistently. Whilst, the EU bashing UKIP and independent dreaming SNP garner favour in unprecedented numbers. The poor Liberals, traditionally the protest party of choice, have plummeted in popularity during their stint in government.

What has gone wrong for the Tory's and Labour is hard to establish in this modern electoral nightmare. But one thing is for certain, politics is not that simple anymore.

 

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