Selective reporting meant that speakers at a 'Bring Back' the NHS rally were widely ignored; and that was even though the speakers included actor Ian McKellen, director Danny Boyle, singer Charlotte Church plus other celebrities all supporting Labour.
So it is ironic to say the least that in order to abide by incompetent election rules Television politics is dead in the UK at least for most of today; social media and online publications are still working to push their political messages home; too late to grumble now though as the deed is done and today is the polling day in the UK and the big questions include are you voting and for whom?
Voting May 7, 2015 our journey
Hubby had a migraine kick in late Wednesday and for him that is bad news; in the past he has been hospitalised for three days and also laid-up for days at home following a bad attack but thankfully this first migraine for quite a time was not that severe. It did leave him fragile Thursday morning but we were determined to vote.
I slipped on my #HellYesEd T Shirt but sadly had to cover it with a light coat as rain looked imminent. It is fairly warm though so I could at least flash a little of the message to the world.
Before we set off to walk to the polling station at our local church we popped to see our elderly next door neighbours to show of the garb and see if they had voted yet. Yes, she aged 80 plus and he aged 90 plus, had popped out early to vote. Yes she was severely impressed with the T Shirt and I wished I had bought one for her. They are that rare breed that never uses a computer and I had bought mine online from the Labour team.
Eileen, my retired teacher neighbour, informed me that if Ed Miliband and Labour lose she has decided to wear a black armband Friday and as we joked I said I might join her but still wear the #HellYesEd message.
It was late morning when we arrived at the polling station and the admin informed us voting had been brisk all morning; our local Labour MP Alan Johnson had visited and I had just missed him.
But from then on the voting experience bombed a little.
First there was a female voter lurking with a ballot slip in her hand.
She started chatting to us and said she was undecided, Scottish and did not like Ed Miliband. As I told her you are not voting for a personality but the party and Mr Johnson. I did not want to get embroiled in any sort of coercive behaviour and so kept it brief.
I asked if she wanted another Tory coalition and she was undecided. I asked if she would ever vote Tory and she was considering it.
There we had to part company as I could never vote for our pro-hunting public school boy English Tory party-ever.
Hubby and I cast out vote for local council representation and an MP at Westminster and got set to go. As we left I laughed to the undecided voter 'it is up to you to decide but don't vote Tory'.
We said bye to the team managing the polling station and I joked 'see you in five years' to which one replied we might be back voting before Christmas. The only response I could offer to that was well it will be better than another crackpot coalition.
We took the short walk back and I left hubby to call for a little grocery shopping; I only made it to the local Iceland freezer store.
Firstly I bumped into a nice young woman who works there and tends to chat with me. I asked if she was voting and she said no. I asked her age and it was 20. How times change I thought; when I was 18 I could not wait to vote.
At the till the retired age part-time worker and I had a similar conversation. I flashed my Labour Tee and he said he used to vote Labour but not anymore. I said 'let me guess you are a kipper', Ukip voter, and he said correct.
He said the same as others I have spoken to locally recently-I do not want Ukip to be elected but I want to send out a message; just what that message is I have no idea and I doubt he has either.
After those brief encounters I could not face meeting any other members of the electorate today.
I live in a working-class area, perhaps one with middle-class aspirations. The city was a Labour stronghold at one time but not anymore.
But the city and its people have never fared well under a Tory government.
And the biggest shame is that all too many people, especially the young, will not bother to vote.
Constituent MP Alan Johnson, Labour, has seen his majority cut on each recent elections which means all votes are important.
In the end I may not agree with how you vote but I urge you to do just that. If necessary write your comment on your ballot paper and spoil it but just staying away is a foolish option; in fact it is as foolish as casting a vote for a party then saying you do not want them to win but want to send out a message.
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