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    Giving Afghans (and More) a Vote in Britain's Election

    Giving Afghans (and More) a Vote in Britain's Election

    By Stephan Faris Sunday, Mar. 14, 2010





    An Afghan woman in Kabul votes during her country's presidential election on August 20, 2009.

    In late April, if all goes according to plan, a resident of Kabul will fold up a paper ballot and push in into an empty box. It will mark the first time an Afghan citizen will have voted — for a candidate in the United Kingdom.
    That's the idea behind an initiative called Give Your Vote, in which U.K. citizens will voluntarily give up their votes in the parliamentary elections expected to take place May 6 to residents in the developing world. The aim is less to tip the British elections one way or the other than to highlight the limitations of local decision-making in an increasingly interconnected world. "Right now, the people making decisions on things like climate change aren't getting their authority from the guy in Bangladesh whose house is being flooded," says James Sadri, one of the founders of Egality, the British activist group behind the project. "But what if the politicians did have to answer to these people? Would it change their position on climate change, poverty and war?" (See pictures of the presidential election in Afghanistan.)
    Here's how the program, which launches on March 15, will work: British volunteers will pose questions from people in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Ghana to U.K. parliamentary candidates at town hall meetings or through party offices, and the answers will then be discussed on television and radio in each of the three countries. A week before the U.K. vote, Egality will hold an American Idol-style election in the countries, in which people will cast votes for their preferred U.K. party — Labour, Conservative or Liberal Democrat. The following week, British citizens who decide to participate in the program — organizers are hoping for a few thousand — will receive a text message from Egality telling them how to cast their ballot. The votes will be doled out based on the proportion each party received in the overseas elections.



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    Interesting and very PC. Still, I can't help thinking they would be happier being allowed to claim benifits than being given the vote.

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    They will vote for whoever gives out the most money, much the same as thailand etc etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    They will vote for whoever gives out the most money, much the same as thailand etc etc.
    Nowt wrong with that, people all over the world vote for whoever (they believe) will make them better off. I really should stop voting for the monster raving loony party though.

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    My vote will be rolled out down the dole tomorrow.

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    I really do not know about such a thing as that,, It just sounds so" Modern British" in a way that makes me completely sick.

    What a bunch of fuckwits....

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    quite an interesting idea,

    it will come a time when we have a single world government, this is the only possible progressive outcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    quite an interesting idea,

    it will come a time when we have a single world government, this is the only possible progressive outcome
    WHAT! Including thailand

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    This is why in the very near future, Britain will become a third world country much like Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Ghana. The sun has finally set on the British Empire.

    Like BG said, FUCKWITS, one and all.

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    Watch those trilateral Rockefellers bastards,, always have been crooked and are still trying for Trilateral govt.

    Skeletons in the Closet: Rockefeller History.

    Khun Obama is their lead in Pres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    quite an interesting idea,

    it will come a time when we have a single world government, this is the only possible progressive outcome
    Hmmm, defensible borders then...

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