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25 April 2010 @ 01:12 pm
You can hear my heart bleeding from there...  
Via rochvelleth - a variation on a theme of course since I took the Scottish version of the quiz

Take the Who Should You Vote For? Scotland quiz

Labour  22
Liberal Democrat  22
Scottish National Party  19
Green  12
Conservative-20  
UK Independence-41  

Your recommendation: Labour/Liberal Democrat

Not much of a surprise there, then. Although a slightly stronger showing for Labour than I might have expected. Probably based on the fact I said that I would like the people running the country to have some experience but of course you can't get that with the Lib Dems until we actually give them a chance to get some!

No shock about the bottom two though. I have a very European outlook - something I think most Scottish people do, more so than the English.

The SNP is a conundrum for me. I would very much like an independent Scotland - but I want to keep the Monarchy. And yes, knowing my taxes are paying for London's Olympics does annoy me slightly.

I'll be voting in a new constituency since I moved 2 years ago but both this one and the one I lived in previously were very safe Labour seats (a LibDem win would require an 18% swing) and I don't really expect that to change - reduced majorities possibly, but not a loss.

I will cast my vote anyway - because in my book, if you don't vote, you don't get to complain. We really should go with the Aussie model and make it mandatory.

ETA: Just out of curiosity I looked at the English quiz after I'd done the Scottish one. One question present on theirs but absent from mine? "The internet connections of suspected illegal filesharers should be suspended." I think that legislation doesn't apply in Scotland. Who me? Relieved? No.... whatever gave you that idea? ;)

Bizarrely enough I was still asked whether there should be a third runway at Heathrow! Go figure!
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WYG: Saltirewastingyourgum on April 25th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
It is spectacularly "Big Brother" in that there's no good way to live off the grid - you have to be registered to vote, as well as actually voting. Just sounds like a great way for the govt. to keep tabs.

Like the proposed ID cards they're talking about for the UK...