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Once again, the elections are fast approaching (much faster than any of us predicted) and with that comes questions of what, when and how will things change, especially in light of Brexit, the Trump administration in America and growing nationalism in Europe, thankfully quashed by the turnaround of events in France and Holland. But how will Britain fare in these upcoming elections?
First of all it cannot be stressed, the importance of exercising our democratic rights and turning up at the voting polls. Although it is no longer possible to register to vote now, it is necessary that, as active, young, black, female members of society and beneficiaries of state services, we vote (even if it means spoiling your ballot).
The outcome of events last year regarding the referendum, when many were convinced Brexit couldn’t happen, and duly decided not to cast their votes, has taught us, if anything, that we live in a post-truth era. Just because humans base their decisions on a pattern of outcomes throughout history, making for easy predictability, does not mean we can always foresee what is going to happen. And Brexit, not least Trump’s victory, has served as the writing on the wall.
With just a little over two weeks left to the elections on June 8th, it is important to know what our votes translate into. Below is a link to resources on each manifesto issued so far and, although each are a lot of pages to get through, a quick read at the forward and title of each chapter should give an idea of what the main areas of focus are:
Also, a link on how to vote, whether by person, post or proxy:
Happy voting on June 8!