Tomorrow is the day of polling for the European Elections and in some parts of the UK, the local elections. I’ve already cast my vote by post and as I’ve already said, there wasn’t a lot of choice so I ended up voting Green with some serious reservations. Anyone reading this should decide on merit where their vote for. Weigh up the policies, not to mention the people who will be possibly representing you in Europe for the next five years.
The choices are awful. You can vote Tory and vote for a party drooling at the prospect of possibly consolidating power ahead of next year’s general election. This sadly would mean that David Cameron (a man with a freshly skelped arse for a face) remaining in power so he can ruin more people’s lives.
You could vote Labour and for the party which set everything up for the coalition to wreck things. You can vote for a slightly less evil centre-right party with Leader Droid Ed Milliband set to perhaps replace Cameron in next year’s election by winning through default.
There’s those who will vote Lib Dem but fuck you.
Then there’s UKIP. Fuck UKIP. I found out today Nigel Farage is 50, only three years older than me but he looks like an old man who’s never, ever had joy in his life. He could have been involved with Punk, or the dance scene, or hung around in dodgy clubs with dodgy women having dodgy fun but no, he’s been boring and tedious all his life. Vote UKIP if you want to get old before your time.
Voters in Scotland at least can choose the SNP who unlike UKIP, have things like policies, something all the major parties have whether we like them or not but UKIP (and all the other extremist parties) don’t. Bleating ‘immigration’ or ‘we’ll regain control of our borders’ aren’t policies. They’re dog whistle lines designed to flush out the racists too ashamed to vote BNP, but happy voting UKIP or the English Democrats, or An Independence from Europe or any of those fucking splinter groups from UKIP who are equally vile, bigoted and racist.
UKIP and what they represent, should be repulsive to anyone who wants to live in a free modern country. UKIP are the past having, hopefully, one last stab at the present before they vanish off into history. Or they could be the start of something very scary indeed as their lack of polices mean they’re going to get a lot of people voting for them, even though they have no manifesto or polices at any level. This means they can gather a large support based upon nothing but lies and racist soundbites- a perfect way to gain some foothold in politics without having to put your policies under scrutiny. They’re the sort of party Alan Moore warned us about in V for Vendetta, and they’re a threat so vote for them if you want to ‘stick one to the other parties’ but the things about policies is that it’s better to have some, break them and take the flak than have none at all.
So tomorrow when you make your cross, vote for who you think you will be happy representing you at a European or local level. Don’t vote for a backward step as UKIP are, and don’t vote for anyone who’s face looks like an arse.