Voting For Beginners

X marks the spot.
Whether we like it or not.
A simple mark of participation
To decide a future for this nation.

X marks the choice.
A private political voice.
Hard-won for the women,
Though not so much for the boys…

X marks the plebiscite
An inalienable political rite.
A single act of representation
Overwrought with expectation.

X marks the intention:
Endorsement or prevention.
Or if you choose to stay at home,
A consequence of your abstention…

 

Take your pick of the headlines..http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35813119

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/uk-elections-2016-results-in-full-council-seats-conservative-tory-labour-jeremy-corbyn-a7019041.html

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/may/06/uk-elections-at-a-glance-the-key-points

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2016-36215186

http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/21cc/struggle/suffrage/background/suffragettesbackground.html

http://www.theweek.co.uk/eu-referendum/63710/pro-eu-mps-hatching-plan-to-defy-brexit-after-referendum

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