I must say that current British politics isn’t something I speak of very openly, especially out on the internet as this can be a very sensitive and difficult subject. However, as an Immigrant who has been living in the UK for over 13 years and has been affected by the never-ending Brexit situation, I think it’s really important that today’s youth take the advantage of this general election and votes.
As an EU immigrant, I am entities to the same right as a British person ( unless Brexit takes place, where this will change ), I pay taxes the same way, but I am unable to vote in the general election. This makes me sad as I really care for the future in this country and I do see myself resenting here forever, therefore the countries future effects me.
This is why I wanted to state how vital it is, that you’re to vote, you should.
I am not here telling you who you should vote for or who you should support. That decision is enterally up to you, and even if I disagree with your opinions I believe that it is important that EVERYBODY votes.
'I DON’T LIKE ANY OF THE PARTIES'
Often times we may not enterally agree with everything a party stats for, however, if you are able to identify with a party that can help you make a decision. This can also happen if you support a party, but may not support the leader. Make sure you familiarise yourself with all the parties and what they stand for and vote for the one that as a package best represents you.
'I DON'T BELIEVE IN POLITICS'
Whether you believe them or not, you live in a country where politics are a part of life. You pretending that they don’t exist and not vote means that you are negatively contributing towards the decision on who runs the country.
'POLITICS DOESN'T AFFECT ME'
Indeed it does, but not only you. It also affects your children, your nieces and nephews, your friends, your neighbours, your city, your country. You may think that politics is just ‘a lot of bollox ‘ but by trying to make ANY kind of difference you are working towards the future of those who you care about.
DON'T USE AN APP
Remember that the apps that are created, could we created in favour of a party. Take your time to read the manifestos and summary of each party before making your decision. This means no Buzzed quiz either.
'I VOTE FOR WHOEVER MY PARENTS VOTE FOR'
It’s a common practise for children to vote for whoever their parents vote for because they believe their parents can make the best decision. The truth is that what your parents want out a leading party is likely to be very different from what you want. If they cross over and you DO have the same beliefs that are wonderful, however it's important to educate yourself and make your own and educated decision on who you’re going to vote for.
YOU CAN ALSO SPOIL YOUR VOTE
If you aren’t comfortable to vote because you don’t feel that any of the parties represent you, that’s okay. Spoilt votes also count as a vote and will be taken to consideration when the votes are being counted.
REMEMBER TO REGISTER TO VOTE BEFORE THE 26TH OF NOVEMBER