It can’t have escaped your notice these last few weeks that we have a general election coming up on the 6th May, and the newspapers, TV and radio are full of people telling us who deserves our vote and why.
Many an interview has been conducted where the “ordinary person on the street” has been asked for his/her opinion and then which way they will be voting. Now what really amuses me is the fact is anyone can pontificate on any given subject, health, schools, wars, etc, etc, etc.
But then when asked the question “and who will you vote for?”
Most people reply with either, “undecided” or, and this is the one that gets me “it’s a private matter!”
Why do we not talk about our vote in this country? Why is it a secret? I might not agree with you or your choice, but that doesn’t mean it’s wrong for you to think that way. I’d far rather have a good old “debate” with someone over the rights and wrongs of each parties ideas, than have someone say nothing and not have an opinion on anything.
And just so you don’t think I’m being hypocritical, I shall be voting Labour.