Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Boy, is my face yellowy-orange? ...with a bird on it.

The British general election is tomorrow and I took an online test to see who I should've voted for. If I was still in the country. I have to say the results were both unsurprising and surprising all at the same time. I know that after an albeit short voting lifetime my allegiances had switched from Labour to the Liberal Democrats, but the SNP's showing with a three point difference was a huge surprise. To me, the nationalists had always been as bad if not worse than the conservatives; a scurvy bunch of disillusioned, out of touch morons with a frighteningly committed fan base. I guess I was wrong, but I'd sooner vote for the monster raving loony party than be associated with a political outfit whose support seems to come almost exclusively from racists. They may not be the ultra radical British National Party, but some of their hollow-headed voters sure come close.
Who Should You Vote For?

Who should I vote for in Scotland?

Your expected outcome:

Liberal Democrat

Your actual outcome:

Labour -1
Conservative -34
Liberal Democrat 58
Green 55
Scottish National Party 55
Scottish Socialist Party 56

You should vote: Liberal Democrat

The LibDems take a strong stand against tax cuts and a strong one in favour of public services: they would make long-term residential care for the elderly free across the UK, and scrap university tuition fees. They are in favour of a ban on smoking in public places, but would relax laws on cannabis. They propose to change vehicle taxation to be based on usage rather than ownership.

Take the test at Who Should You Vote For

pff. Who knew?

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