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European Parliament elections

Discussion in 'off topic' started by ks.234, May 4, 2019.

  1. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    who should I vote for?

    I am, so I’ve been reliably informed, one of those screechy momentum types (screechy enough to have one of my posts modded) However, I want to send a clear signal to that prevaricating, racist, hopeless, incompetent, untidy, inept leader of our only hope for a better society, that there must be a second referendum on whatever deal can be manufactured and Remain.

    Who should I put my cross against to achieve that aim?
  2. dweezil

    dweezil pfm Member

    Tricky, i'm veering towards Green to send a message.

    Must confess i'm starting to think Remain is still the best option even if that involves a minor uncivil war.
  3. Swamp Thing

    Swamp Thing Remainiac Terrorist

    There was a chap in the Salford Council elections standing for Volta. They are definitely pro-Europe. Example:-
    • Establish a Federal Europe with a European Government, headed by a Prime Minister elected by the Parliament, and with a President elected by the people. This will create a strong, open and transparent European parliamentary democracy.
    • Enable the creation of real EU political parties. Current EU parties are loose coalitions of national parties, often with conflicting interests; a real EUdemocracy needs strong parties defending their vision of the future of Europe.
    • Ensure the EU’s ability to act by deciding by majority on all issues in the Councils. Currently, States still decide on many issues by unanimity or consensus, making it far easier to block than to act

    I'm hoping to be able to vote for these guys again. They also want an EU Army, police force, AI development, flexible working, significant inclusive and diverse policies.

    Pity about the colour.
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  4. Philim

    Philim pfm Member

    Surely your only choice is Lib Dems or Change UK but I doubt you could conceivably vote for them although if they were successful that would probably send the biggest message to Jezza. There is a UKEUP but that would be wasted vote I would think.

    I will be voting for Lib Dems.
    Bananahead likes this.
  5. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Lib Dem or Green IMO. Change UK have no manifesto nor credibility beyond having splintered away from the two failed main parties that created/enabled this whole mess, whereas both the Libs and Greens have been on the right side of this argument right from the outset and have loudly been making the case for EU membership. They will also both do a very good job for the UK within the EU parliament, i.e. they are not just a hollow protest vote, they have credible manifestos and beliefs to enact.
    i.j.russell likes this.
  6. HarryB

    HarryB pfm Member

    Yes, dead right. When it comes to having "credible manifestos and beliefs to enact" you can certainly rely on the LibDems.

    Well, you can if you are prepared to turn a blind eye to how they jumped into bed with the Tories (against their beliefs) when they were given a sniff of power. Oh, you'll also have to ignore that little thing about tuition fees. That was in their credible manifesto I think.
    gavreid and Snufkin like this.
  7. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Iraq war, PFI, the ugly creeping authoritarianism of Straw, Blunket and Clark, the ongoing Brexit ineptitude and non-dealing of anti-Semitism of Corbyn etc etc. Need I go on?
  8. HarryB

    HarryB pfm Member

    Go on as much as you want sunshine. What aboutism won't cut it here. You said quite clearly that the LibDems have credible manifestos and beliefs to enact. Your words not mine. Recent history suggests that is at odds with what they actually are and that's a bunch of unprincipled charlatans who can't be trusted.
    Robert likes this.
  9. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

  10. Nick_G

    Nick_G pfm Member

    Green for me I think.
    HarryB likes this.
  11. Mick P

    Mick P Retired and content

    Total waste of time and money. There is an odds on chance that whoever is elected won't even sit in the chamber. The EU won't want us there anyway and Farage will be their nightmare.
    andrew d likes this.
  12. HarryB

    HarryB pfm Member

    Farage should be every right-minded person's nightmare.
  13. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Whomever you are referring to will spin the results as it suits him/her. So don’t try to send a message, vote for the party that claims it will try to do what you want.
  14. eternumviti

    eternumviti Bloviating Brexiter

    That’s impressive, though I can't see what any of it has to do with the day to day nitty-gritty of running Salford Council!
  15. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    I hope the Volt Force spreads further than Salford!

    And changes it’s corporate colour
    HarryB likes this.
  16. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    There’s only going to be one way to vote in the European elections if you’re in Scotland. It’s a nice easy choice.
    kendo likes this.
  17. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    I could not think of a worse set of aims, federal EU is exactly why I voted leave.
  18. thebiglebowski

    thebiglebowski pfm Member

    Spoilt for choice this time round, Brexit Party or UKIP.
  19. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

    zarniwoop likes this.
  20. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    It's a tough one!

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