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Voter Apathy

by | 23rd, March 2005

‘IN the interests of fairness, the next election will be decided by a staring contest.


Already Labour are crying foul at Tory leader Michael Howard’s “unfair” advantage in being a glasses wearer; and the Tories are saying that Tony has to look them in the eye and not stare to the heavens.

Meanwhile, Charles Kennedy is working out how he can stand between the two leading contenders for the premiership and look both left,right and electable at once.

To the winner the spoils.

And to the voter, the chance to do something more interesting on polling day, like watching Neighbours, writing the Lord’s Prayer on the head of a pin or counting the hairs on their head.

You see, voter apathy is on the rise. The Guardian says that a poll by ICM suggests the turnout at the next General Election could be even lower than the 59% recorded at the 2001 vote off.

It seems that more and more of us cannot be bothered to vote –although, oddly, we can be bothered to take part in pointless opinion polls…

Paul Sorene is the Anorak’

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