In a way…. Yes.

In a way …. No

I have tried to vote at every occasion that I have been given the opportunity. only 1 time I can think I have missed……

 Voting to me is very important, it is a gift, and one that shouldn’t be undervalued. If I was elected, I would make it compulsory that people voted. Democracy eh ???

  So yesterday we had a town council by – election.  oooooh!

 I went to the polls with interest as we had had hardly any info on the choice, and to my amazement, their was 2 choices only, 2, TWO,

 Labour, and Independant.

I was quite disappointed, I expected the usual mix of strange and random parties !!

But I made my choice and left, hoping the incumbant councillor will make a difference…


We got the news we had been waiting for, since last November..

 D has got into our prefered choice of pre-school nursery ( no guarantee of getting into the school….   but a good start ) So there was a collective sigh of relief in our house last nite !! This great news, and makes life SO much easier for J, and her parents when they are looking after D.

 My car has to go in to have the handbrake re-tensioned. I sprained it on a major 3 point turn on some serious hillage !!

“should” get my new phone today, upgrade time finally came around.

jobs day in the paper, etc, but unless you want to work for ” meets the national minimum wage” things are bleak, it is recorded in Wales that every 1 in 9 is now unemployed.!!

roll on the weekend, an in the 2 outta 3 weekends i have family down to stay, happy days !

Listening to 30 seconds to Mars, – This is War.

So May 6th is election day,( the worst kept secret in british politics )

So who gets your vote, ?? and why ?

The usual apathy surrounds this election, the old “all parties are the same” tagline…in a way the parties are the same, because they are fighting for the middle ground, the problem is where does the middle ground lie, ?

 This old chestnut, class voting….

 The old Two Ronnies class sketch …. comes to mind, tradition is still seen as important ” I have always voted Labour, as did me father, and his before… ” etc,

 Simon Schama on Question Time hit the nail on the head, with a sledgehammer…. by saying that a good politician forgets his background, and empathises with the majority.

  But this is not a real reason for voting, in this time of economic instability, we have to evaluate which party is going to help us A) individually, and B) Nationally.  and this again is a tough decision, as we all know public spending cuts are coming, but none of the main parties will say where they will fall , or how much !

 We have a unique opportunity in this election. To Vote. a freedom that millions would kill to have.

 Don’t mis-use it.

Petrol prices are rising fast, ( as I keep documenting )

Another 2p on fuel duty in April,

and it is rumoured that the Chancellor is going to add 3p MORE at the Budget next week

Congratualtions Labour !!!   You have officially lost my vote !!

I travel a 72 mile round trip daily to work, With a bus service that would take me 3 hrs+ per day, and I live in an area in the European top 5 for lack of investment, poverty, and unemployment. I NEED A CAR  ( 9 yr old Fiesta mind )  ( if you ( government) had extended the scrappage scheme by a yr, I MAY have been tempted )!!!  

So When the price of petrol at the pump has risen by 15p PER LITRE in the last year alone, you are crucifying me !!!

I’m an average joe, with an average life, and the kind of voter that surely you are looking to attract, So help me and thousands of others out, instead of lining the Treasury, and paying off the national debts ( which I do not think that I personally am responsible for, yet surely own a share in several banking establishments in this country —–   which are still paying bonuses to staff !! )

Come on stop the increase in Fuel duty, !

More redundancies at work,

“may” have avoided them,

Our 6 will soon be 5, i’ve been here 13 yrs, and strangely there were 13 people then, in two weeks time there will be 5 !!

Doesn’t inspire confidence now does it !!  the problem is the only safe job these days is an undertaker ! times are changing, and I need to put myself first for a change !

  We have a general election soon, and the choices for my vote are slim,

Labour :- ran out of ideas

Consevatatives :- ” vote for change ” but won’t say what the change is ….   bar public spending cuts, and they won’t commit to where and when !!!

Liberals ….   Who ? oh the people with the yellow rossettes ?? 

So it will be a two horse race, to capture the middle ground. the problem is the people in the middle ground are sick of broken promises, high taxes, low faith in the justice system, and mp’s expenses scams. People died to give me this vote, and it is something I do hold in high esteem, everyone should be made to vote, even if they spoil the paper, but you should vote!

The question is for who though ???