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in the run-up to the election

As Charlie Brooker reminded me last night, it is less than 100 days till the election. But, we're not yet in Purdah, so now is the perfect time for some Friday morning fantasy electioneering. Because last night (admittedly in a montage) I saw quite a few party slogans and I can't remember a single one of them.

Help me LJ. Write me a political slogan I can really get behind. You've got two positives and two negatives, but feel free to subvert expectation (like you always do).

Poll #1998201 That gets my vote!

Things can only get....

Let's make Britain...

... isn't working

... new danger

My approach to election coverage will be:

Grab the popcorn and open a book on who gets into a fistfight
4(12.5%)
Catch up on all the best gaffes on Youtube the next day
3(9.4%)
Wearily sigh as yet another shiny-faced Etonian pontificates over my supper
10(31.2%)
Catch up on the important news via my preferred satirist
7(21.9%)
Turn up the bass and ignore; I know who I'll be voting for anyway
5(15.6%)
Same as I do for all mainstream media - ignore!
1(3.1%)
This tiny box is too constraining - I will explain below
1(3.1%)
Aim to be a vox pop at least once
1(3.1%)

I will be voting in the election

In a state of barely-suppressed excitement, and watching the all-night coverage on the BBC!
1(3.4%)
Just before my shift as a polling station volunteer
1(3.4%)
In a hurry, on the way to school/work/etc.
6(20.7%)
While holding my nose
4(13.8%)
In a state of weary indignation
9(31.0%)
With my feet
1(3.4%)
With a little dance
0(0.0%)
Late
1(3.4%)
Early
5(17.2%)
Air-punch in the booth, high-five on the way out
1(3.4%)

I will be spending the immediate pre-election period

In purdah
2(7.4%)
In bed
3(11.1%)
Out of the country
2(7.4%)
Out in the countryside, stockpiling
1(3.7%)
Dodging the news
3(11.1%)
Speculating wildly around the kettle at work
4(14.8%)
Campaigning
2(7.4%)
Doing what I normally do at that time of year, TBH
9(33.3%)
I'll need to explain in the comments
1(3.7%)


Rants, disputations with the state of my questions, speculations on the nature of modern democracy and suitable pictures -- please take them to the comments!

Comments

( 14 worms — Feed the birds )
cleanskies
6th Feb, 2015 08:41 (UTC)
it's still up!
In case you need some additional inspiration, the Guardian's three word slogan generator is still functioning, justabout:

Muscular on schools
motodraconis
6th Feb, 2015 09:08 (UTC)
I have never before been so angered and depressed by the state of UK politics. I am attempting to investigate avenues for doing something, long term. It is rather difficult though.
zengineer
6th Feb, 2015 09:12 (UTC)
I am rather a believer in individuals rather than parties or great concepts so I try to find out who is the most sensible of the local candidates and vote for them rather than which party they represent.
jinty
6th Feb, 2015 14:52 (UTC)
I'm not doing it specifically on the principle you mention, but will once again be voting for Andrew Smith (almost certainly) because I think he does well and is an individual I am happy to vote for, not because I necessarily want to vote Labour as a party. Am more tempted by the Green party as a political entity nowadays.
zengineer
6th Feb, 2015 15:16 (UTC)
Checkout the example of Brighton first. The ethos of the Green party is fairly acceptable but as a political entity it is disfunctional.
jinty
6th Feb, 2015 17:05 (UTC)
I know about that example (though I don't know how much of it is real and how much is overhyped by political opponents, presumably some of it at least). But as I say it is unlikely to arise for me in this next election, at any rate.
smallbeasts
6th Feb, 2015 09:29 (UTC)
As our local MP got 60% of the vote last time, and is also partially responsible for ruining the Internet, I can hardly be bothered.
cleanskies
6th Feb, 2015 18:35 (UTC)
Ouch.
shermarama
6th Feb, 2015 10:40 (UTC)
I hope I'm going to be voting, anyway: 'organise out-of-country registration / postal vote' had been on my to-do list for ages, but yesterday I filled in the handy easy thing-that-sorts-it-all-out and I'm no doubt going to have to do more arrangements yet with forms and things but know the people who need to know I need forms and things know I need them. And because the last place I was registered to vote was Brighton Pavilion ward, i.e. Caroline Lucas's manor, I understand my postal vote will still count in that ward, so it's got a particularly obvious use.
celestialweasel
6th Feb, 2015 11:21 (UTC)
For 'just before my shift as a polling station volunteer' read 'typing in numbers off the little bits of paper into an online system' (whilst to some extent holding my nose but for me tactically is the only way to go)
cleanskies
6th Feb, 2015 18:33 (UTC)
Yes, I would say so.
celestialweasel
6th Feb, 2015 11:23 (UTC)
Also for 'campaigning' read 'stuffing bits of paper through doors' (for the same reason as the previous answer i.e. allergy to people)
cleanskies
6th Feb, 2015 18:32 (UTC)
That's definitely still campaigning in my book
shermarama
9th Feb, 2015 18:48 (UTC)
(Also the idea of requiring all people on benefits to write an artist's manifesto appears to be staying with me. Perhaps I should write one.)
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