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I have purposfully kept out of all the social media debates and kept away from the very vocal and aggressive political posts on social media it is my belief that voting is a very personal thing, you should vote who holds your best interests and who will represent your way of life/lifestyle best.

I live in a general conservative stronghold and a hold was expected but still brilliant result in my constituency yet again!

 

Turnout overall for the country seems to be slightly less than the 2017 general election which is dissapointing.

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Edit I must add watching each declaration The Monster Raving Looney Parties costumes this year were giving me a good chuckle 😂

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@Ji Mitch Whilst Socrates made valid points and perhaps voting results in America/The UK could be considered to even further solidify his point but I still think it's worth noting that the system he suggested would be near impossible to implement. When you put boundaries on who can vote the system often gets corrupted, when and how does it get decided if you're "Smart and educated enough to vote" Could those in power alter the system and the qualifications for who's deemed suitable to vote to fit their own standard? 

I honestly think the system's downsides far outweigh it's rewards. 

I think we should instead make more of a concious effort to relay facts and educate the public, espicially considering that most of the people I've encountered on this thread who's reasoning for voting for the conservatives this election was almost entirely based off lies and falsehoods, anywhere from comparing Corbyn to Hitler because they were both supposedly socialists (Which Hitler was not, please read up on history if you're ever in doubt) to saying that Labour were somehow responsible for the 2008 global financial crisis even though they clearly had no responsibility in it and there's no evidence to support the claim that it was their fault.
Now I'm not saying the people that posted on this thread are liars themselves but rather that they've been blatantly lied to by the conservative campaign and it's outer circles and they've chosen to believe said lies. 

It's honestly a shame but regardles of all of this though I still don't think we should ever aim to set boundaries on who can and who can't vote.

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25 minutes ago, Xkan said:

@Ji Mitch Whilst Socrates made valid points and perhaps voting results in America/The UK could be considered to even further solidify his point but I still think it's worth noting that the system he suggested would be near impossible to implement. When you put boundaries on who can vote the system often gets corrupted, when and how does it get decided if you're "Smart and educated enough to vote" Could those in power alter the system and the qualifications for who's deemed suitable to vote to fit their own standard? 

I honestly think the system's downsides far outweigh it's rewards. 

I just think it's an interesting video about the flaws of democracy. I'm not from the UK so I don't know the policies of the different parties and I have no opinion on who people should have voted for ^^

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On 12/12/2019 at 14:15, henry the ugandan said:

You mention immigration laws and how labour want a free movement policy it's been proventime and time again immigration stimulates economies it doesn't stunt them.Free movement with the working sector is vital to economic growth and is something that should be praised not seen as "them comin over ere and stealin our jobs and claimin our benefits"

It's not all about the economy. Free movement is terrible because it does not provide enough control - why should we not have much control and allow everyone from EU states to live and work in our country? You're correct, it benefits the economy but living standards and social aspects are just as important. I won't be spending my time debating this here but just wanted to mention the social impact. I believe an Australian style points-based system is a good alternative.

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