The people of the United Kingdom, tomorrow, May 6th, is general election day. The day when you will be able to cast a vote to both the party and the candidate you wish to represent you.
This election is important in many ways. The nation is at a crossroads. At a time where our elected parliamentarians have been caught raiding the till, a financial crisis which threatens to spiral out of control, fears of massive cuts to public sector spending, worries over the environment, crime and the safety of our children, and of course the war in Afghanistan, we need to send a clear message to those candidates who seek to represent us, the people. We have a right to demand that they serve us with the utmost highest standards.
You must vote tomorrow because it’s your cross on the ballot paper that will decide the direction our nation will be heading for the next four years. Opt out of voting and you end up moaning about what you could have done.
We, the people, are not powerless, and yet many of us choose to be. We must fight for real change in our nation, not for the tinkering manifestos offered by the political parties.
We must change our faltering parliament by reducing the number of MPs, and demand an introduction of a written constitution, where there are areas of public and private life the state can and cannot interfere in. There need to be greater regulation of our banking sector to prevent further abuses of their profits. We need to tackle gross inequality, which is growing again after falling back. We need to improve education and raise the horizons of our young people in order to prevent the next generation falling to gang culture. We need to change our foreign policy entirely, from one which seeks to be at the top table on the world stage to one in which the nation reduces itself to the level we really ought to be.
Sorry to go on like a party political broadcast, but in order to influence what we, the people want in society, you have to vote tomorrow. Waste your vote, spoil your ballot paper, but please vote. The hours are from 7am until 10pm. If you don’t then you’re opting out of democracy… and that’s bad for the nation.