Following the revelations amongst the major political parties it comes as no surprise that many people are choosing not to use their vote in the local and European elections as ?they?re all as bad as each other?, and to some degree I have the same viewpoint. No matter who is elected nothing really changes and a lot of it is all talk but in reality there are many things that simply cannot be fixed with words.
But, and there is a but, if you don?t use your vote then there are plenty more who are willing to vote and in this current climate it appears that it?s the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and British National Party (BNP) who are looking to take advantage of the situation.
No matter how much the BNP seems to have changed, to have modernised, to present themselves as a legitimate political part, at the end of the day they are still racists, xenophobes, homophobes, and misogynists. I am half-Turkish and there is no place for me in a BNP state. According to them I am an immigrant and shouldn?t be in this country. That is rubbish, the same way that they believe that you can only be British if you are white. Bollocks! And this is what is at the heart of their policies. They are just bigots who wear suits instead of swastikas.
The important thing is for you to go out and use your vote and maker sure that the BNP and UKIP to not get any MEPs elected and the best was to make sure this doesn?t happen is to vote Green who are the best option politically, and the best placed to succeed electorally. They are one of the biggest ?smaller parties? as Labour, Conservative, and Liberal Democrats will always get votes and the way the vote works is if another party can push the BNP and UKIP further down down. Have a look at the to see how the voting works (it focuses on the North-West but applies for everywhere.)