Saturday, May 01, 2010

Spoil sport

Couldn't klet this go by, local 'celebrity' Trotskyist Tariq Ali says he isn't going to vote in the forthcoming election:
I won’t be voting – as a protest at how things have become. I may go out and spoil my ballot paper, but I’ll see how I feel in the morning.
As a matter of fact, aside from voting for myself (for a change) in the Camden Borough election, I will be spoiling my ballot paper for the parliamentary election.

Something we advocate in any election where socialist candidates aren't standing - we don't want to vote for a Capitalist Party candidate, but we do want our voices to be heard. Like many of my comrades, I'll be writing 'World Socialism' across my ballot paper - maybe if Tariq Ali reads this blog post, he might care to be bothered to do the same.

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