Debate 5:
"Vote,  otherwise power is wielded…

…by the rich and strong for their own benefit"

Jeremy Paxman.    Extracts from a November 2013 interview

'Russell Brand has never voted, because he finds the process irrelevant.  I can understand that…  But it is all we have.'

'In one recent election, I decided not to vote, because I thought the choice so unappetising.  By the time the polls had closed and it was too late to take part, I was feeling really uncom­fortable:  the person who chooses not to vote - cannot even be bothered to write 'none of the above' on a ballot paper - disqual­ifies himself from passing any comment at all.'

'We ignore the democratic process at our peril…'

'People died for the right to choose their government, because otherwise power is wielded by the rich and strong for the benefit of the rich and strong.'

Why be silent?   Vote for a candidate who you trust to work hard for things you believe in, or vote NONE in protest.