Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or have spent the last month with your fingers shoved in your ears yelling “La la la, I can’t hear you!”, you’ll probably be aware that there is a General Election looming in the UK.
The deadline for registering to vote is tonight at midnight. Theoretically, there are around 54 million people in the UK eligible to vote, of which just under 46 million were registered in 2016 according to the Office of National Statistics.
I don’t care about your politics or if you’re apolitical. I don’t care about the colour of your skin, the colour of your money, your rosettes or your heart. Just remember this – if you don’t want to engage in the democratic processes of this country (flawed as they are), then you’ll end up with far less weight to any complaints you may have resulting from such elections.
If you don’t think there’s any point voting, register anyway and then vote. Parliament gives “short money” to opposition parties as a counterbalance to the Government’s access to the entire might of the Civil Service and it is determined in part by the number of votes cast nationally. So, once you’ve registered, don’t forget to vote on the 8th June 2017.
You can go online if you want to Register to Vote. Go on, it’ll take you less than minute. Why would you not?