Posted On: 13/02/2015
By: Zoe Delaney
We’re all happy to vote on what’s better, pizza or chocolate, Kim Kardashion or Beyonce, The Lad Bible or syphilis, but when it comes to things that actually matter, we’re a generation of lazy fuckers.
The general election will take place on Thursday 7th May 2015, less than 100 days away, and shit loads of us (that’s an exact & official figure) haven’t yet bothered registering to vote. In 2010, only 44% of people aged 18-24 actually went to the polling stations, the lowest level among any age group of voters. Let’s not have a repeat performance – regardless of what Russell Brand says, you have to vote. Yes, you can point out that all the major parties are essentially the same, and if you really want to get all ‘Joey Barton A Level Philosophy student’ about it, you could argue that nothing will change, no matter what ‘shape shifting lizard’ is in power, but just get down to the sodding polling station, yeah? Even the most apathetic amongst us would be outraged if we one day we lost the right to vote and elect our own government.
I’m going to use my mum voice here – Don’t give me the whole ‘oh politics burns my head out– I don’t really understand anything’ speech. You don’t need a PHD to vote – do a bit of googling and give yourself a quick education. Don’t pretend that haven’t got the time to do this – if you’re reading me rambling on right now then you’re not too busy to learn the difference between the right and left wing. Here’s a good place to start – read that, have a click on some of the related articles, and you’ll be up to speed in no time at all.
Look, even if you want to vote Conservative, it’s your right to. Just remember, no one wants to shag a Tory so think before you choose where to mark your X. And all you on Twitter that enjoy calling out ‘Tory behaviour’? You’re going to have to vote otherwise you’ll have to retire those shouts.
Register to vote HERE. It takes five minutes to do – I suffer terribly from CBA syndrome but even I’ve managed to do it. Also, if you’re a woman and you choose not to use your vote then you’re invited to have tea with my nan and hear all about how women died for our right to the vote so we shouldn’t be ungrateful bitches.
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