Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Who Do We Vote For?

From Craig Murray's blog -

With Euro and local elections coming up, it is tempting to not vote at all. But if we give up on democracy, the alternatives will prove much worse. So please do vote - for change.

My advice is, if you can find a candidate you know to be a good man, you should vote for him regardless of party.

So look at who your candidates are, not what party they belong to. Give special consideration to whether you have an Independent candidate worth supporting, including some of the Jury Team. Remember people are more important than labels.

As you may remember, from 2002-2004 Craig Murray was the British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, before being recalled after criticising Western support for the dictatorial Karimov regime. He subsequently stood against Jack Straw at the 2005 General Election. Craig paid the price for standing up for what was right, something that every Party politician has to bear in mind when considering whether to act for his constituents or his party's interests. Sometimes, the two are totally different things. Every Jury Team candidate is truly independent and does not have to decide where his or her allegiances lie.

Politics should always be about the people not about the party.

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