Letter: Voter fury

Click to follow
The Independent Culture
Sir: Failure to vote is always described as "apathy" by the politicians and the press ("Obligatory voting plan to end low turn-outs", 9 November).

I have voted in every election since 1945, but (barring a miraculous change in UK politics) will not do so again.

May I suggest a way in which the Government could test the apathy theory? They could put on the bottom of the voting paper the options "None of these" or "I would vote for an Old Labour candidate if there was one". They might then find that failure to vote owed more to fury and disgust.


Lichfield, Staffordshire