GNFC FAN said:
We have not seen a single candidate where I live. I am not all that surprised though as I live in a very safe Conservative area.
My voting history (whilst living at my present address) has been Labour (Conservatives held the seat, Labour won the election). Conservatives (Conservatives held the seat, Labour won the election). Next Thursday god knows but (Conservatives hod the seat, and (please God) anyone but Labour win the election otherwise I be booking one way ticket to somewhere else).
Start booking. All the polls are saying the same thing. Unless the turnout is desperately low or Tony Blair is discovered to have been Chemical Ali's secret lover, Labour will be back, possibly with their majority as much as halved, but still back comfortably.
I vote Labour, but I understand your frustration. I felt exactly the same under Thatcher. What I finally realised is that most people end up voting for the party that they think is most likely to give them & their family the best chance of a decent standard of living. I've always been a conviction voter, not an inflation/interest rates type, but most people aren't like this.
When the Tories finally went, they were obviously corrupt & rotten to the core (remember sleaze - Neil Hamilton, Jonathan Aitken?) though led by a decent but ineffectual man. People distrust Tony Blair and his control freaks like Alistair Campbell, but many of them really believe in Gordon Brown & won't take the risk of electing a party led by someone who was a minister in a government that contained obvious crooks.Lennie Mac