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"Tories eye early December as likely date for election"

The Tories in question are our friends in Canada, and I have swiped the headline from The Globe & Mail as I could not resist it.

However, there is a more serious point to be made here, and that is that October in the United Kingdom is reckoned by many to be too cold and too dark for the electorate. As a point of comparison, the mean winter night time temperature in Yellowknife is -29.9 degrees celsius. Source.

Yes, I have chosen somewhere extreme to make a point, but the December averages for the capital city are sub-zero.

I always vote, come what may, and regard lazy abstainers as being beneath contempt.

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Blogger Ed said... 9:03 am

I love the fact that Canada still has a Tory party. I love Canada and if I have to leave England I think Canada is where I will go. Canada and Ireland manage to be more English than England which is uplifting and depressing at the same time.

I am with you on not voting. I think there should be an option to vote for "no representation" and see how quickly people last with no councillors or MPs to contact.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 9:07 am

I have never been, but friends who have visited are keen on the place.

Good point on 'no representation'.  



Anonymous Geoff said... 11:33 pm

Compulsory voting is the best way forward (I always hate it when people complain about politicians and then proudly announce that they didn't vote), but that needs to be balanced with a "None Of The Above" option.  



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