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Opinion : Oh no! Not another general election….

| April 18, 2017

The County Council elections have yet to be held and now we face the prospect of a general election in June 2017.

My good self is still getting rid of the election pamphlets for the County Council elections in May 2017 that keep coming in wave upon wave through my letter box.

Now the agony of unwanted election communications looks set until June 2017 after today’s announcement that there is to be a general election on Thursday 8th June 2017.

It looks like things have turned out roughly as my good self predicted back on Thursday 2nd March 2017 in my blog entitled ‘Have the Brexiteers rushed in where fools fear to tread?‘. While we may never fully know the circumstances surrounding the decision to call the 2017 general election it looks very much like, in general terms, option 1) highlighted at the end of my aforementioned blog may come to reality.

I don’t know about you but yours truly is getting rather fed up with all the elections that we are being given the opportunity to vote in. It seems like elections and referendums are occurring far too often these days.

Do we really need all these elections? Personally I think not.

One thing that we definitely don’t need is being subjected to the constant barrage of electoral materials that drop though the letterboxes of the town. Sadly candidates these days think they only need to send out a few thousand flyers and that will win them the election.

While there is an abundance of flyers dropped anomalously through the letterbox actually having a knock on the front door by the candidate in person is almost unheard of.

In the coming few weeks the media will be full of election based stories. Sadly these days the election spills onto social media as the different parties try to gain our vote.

By the time the day of the election comes no doubt everyone will be completely fed up with the whole thing. As far as I’m concerned the sooner its over the better.

One thing is for sure the outcome of the general election will be very interesting.

Will the snap general election turn out to be a bold move that increases the ruling parties majority or the decision of a fool who asked the people what they thought and got an answer different to the one they were hoping for resulting in them leaving office similar to the way the EU referendum of 2016 played out?

Maybe its time my good self stood for election to parliament? With the unpredictable nature of the vote you never know yours truly may just get elected. The question is who will deliver the thousands of campaign election leaflets that I will get printed through the letterboxes of the town?

What do you think?

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