Vince Cable urges York residents to vote in European elections

Vince Cable in urges York residents to vote in European elections

Vince Cable in urges York residents to vote in European elections

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THE BUSINESS Secretary Vince Cable is urging people from his home city to vote in upcoming European Parliament elections.

Mr Cable, who was born and raised in York, has warned that apathy could lead to UKIP succeeding in the May elections which, he claims, “could be a disaster, not only for Britain, but right here in York”.

Mr Cable said: “UKIP’s policies range from the barmy to the dangerous, none more so than their ultimate aim of pulling Britain out of the European Union. Be under no illusions, exit from Europe would seriously damage the economy and destroy jobs.”

The senior Liberal Democrat politician said the case for keeping Britain in Europe was more than three million British jobs linked to trade with the EU, and membershop enable Britain to influence the rules and regulations on trade and climate change.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said the European Union is increasingly being controlled by centralised bureaucracy, and insists the European elections will be the battleground to “bring back national democracy”.

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9:51am Tue 11 Feb 14

tonyfromitaly says...

Apathy reigns supreme in York and no wonder. Voting means nothing if you get an uncaring, non listening, spin bound, bunch of looneys who are more intent on pushing pet projects and their own political agendas.
This is close to home and we know we are passed over roughshod, so how can we have any faith in that lot across the channel. ?
Apathy reigns supreme in York and no wonder. Voting means nothing if you get an uncaring, non listening, spin bound, bunch of looneys who are more intent on pushing pet projects and their own political agendas. This is close to home and we know we are passed over roughshod, so how can we have any faith in that lot across the channel. ? tonyfromitaly
  • Score: -2

10:46am Tue 11 Feb 14

roskoboskovic says...

i m ashamed that cable has any connection to york.as far as voting goes,maybe when our councillors start remembering why they are in office and stop following their own agenda then maybe people could be tempted to vote.from the highest office in government to locally elected councillors they now only look out for themselves,it amazes me why anyone votes nowadays.
i m ashamed that cable has any connection to york.as far as voting goes,maybe when our councillors start remembering why they are in office and stop following their own agenda then maybe people could be tempted to vote.from the highest office in government to locally elected councillors they now only look out for themselves,it amazes me why anyone votes nowadays. roskoboskovic
  • Score: -6

11:35am Tue 11 Feb 14

piaggio1 says...

Nope.dont vote.
It only encourage.s em.
Nope.dont vote. It only encourage.s em. piaggio1
  • Score: -9

1:21pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Zetkin says...

I'll be voting Vince, but not for either of your parties, or for UKIP.

Godfrey Bloom might have departed UKIP, but his stench lingers. His racism and sexism are well documented, but his latest escapade (taunting a young man with a slight disability for looking like Richard III) marks a new low even by the standards of far-right politics.
I'll be voting Vince, but not for either of your parties, or for UKIP. Godfrey Bloom might have departed UKIP, but his stench lingers. His racism and sexism are well documented, but his latest escapade (taunting a young man with a slight disability for looking like Richard III) marks a new low even by the standards of far-right politics. Zetkin
  • Score: 7

1:21pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Ousetunes says...

Thanks for reminding me to vote, Mr Cable.

Unfortunately (for you), it's UKIP who will be getting my vote!!
Thanks for reminding me to vote, Mr Cable. Unfortunately (for you), it's UKIP who will be getting my vote!! Ousetunes
  • Score: -19

1:44pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Platform9 says...

Seems like a bit of biased reporting here by the Press?
Seems like a bit of biased reporting here by the Press? Platform9
  • Score: 1

3:02pm Tue 11 Feb 14

piaggio1 says...

and far left partys???.just went about killing millions??
ask uncle joe.
just do not vote for any of them.pig,s trough. expenses . comes to mind.
and far left partys???.just went about killing millions?? ask uncle joe. just do not vote for any of them.pig,s trough. expenses . comes to mind. piaggio1
  • Score: 0

3:20pm Tue 11 Feb 14

bolero says...

I may vote but my vote will not be coming your way Vince.
I may vote but my vote will not be coming your way Vince. bolero
  • Score: 3

3:46pm Tue 11 Feb 14

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

I refused to fill out the voter registration this year in protest of the archaic voting system that we have in this country.

So sorry Vince, but you or any of the others won't be getting my vote.
I refused to fill out the voter registration this year in protest of the archaic voting system that we have in this country. So sorry Vince, but you or any of the others won't be getting my vote. NoNewsIsGoodNews
  • Score: -1

3:59pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Dave Ruddock says...

Another Pet Project , form a que at the benefit office
Another Pet Project , form a que at the benefit office Dave Ruddock
  • Score: -19

5:35pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Caecilius says...

Zetkin wrote:
I'll be voting Vince, but not for either of your parties, or for UKIP.

Godfrey Bloom might have departed UKIP, but his stench lingers. His racism and sexism are well documented, but his latest escapade (taunting a young man with a slight disability for looking like Richard III) marks a new low even by the standards of far-right politics.
Bloom's behaviour could lead a dispassionate observer to wonder whether he has mental health issues. It's beyond me how any intelligent person can fail to see that UKIP's senior leadership have created the party as a combination of a meal ticket for life and a stage on which to gratify their boundless egotism. Bloom is the second laziest out of 752 MEPs, bestirring himself to attend only about a third of votes. Farage is only three places ahead. Anybody who bothers to read their back-of-a-fag-packet manifesto (few of their supporters do) will discover that it's a ragbag of uncosted, often mutually inconsistent headline policies calculated to ring the right bells with people who have a certain outlook on the world (usually derived entirely from the Daily Mail, apparently) and who aren't much given to critical thinking. This is because the sole purpose of the manifesto is to get sufficient people to vote for UKIP MEPs to allow them to keep on enjoying the generous salary and perks to which they've become accustomed, in return for putting in very little effort - there's no prospect of their ever having to deliver on the nonsense policies it contains.
[quote][p][bold]Zetkin[/bold] wrote: I'll be voting Vince, but not for either of your parties, or for UKIP. Godfrey Bloom might have departed UKIP, but his stench lingers. His racism and sexism are well documented, but his latest escapade (taunting a young man with a slight disability for looking like Richard III) marks a new low even by the standards of far-right politics.[/p][/quote]Bloom's behaviour could lead a dispassionate observer to wonder whether he has mental health issues. It's beyond me how any intelligent person can fail to see that UKIP's senior leadership have created the party as a combination of a meal ticket for life and a stage on which to gratify their boundless egotism. Bloom is the second laziest out of 752 MEPs, bestirring himself to attend only about a third of votes. Farage is only three places ahead. Anybody who bothers to read their back-of-a-fag-packet manifesto (few of their supporters do) will discover that it's a ragbag of uncosted, often mutually inconsistent headline policies calculated to ring the right bells with people who have a certain outlook on the world (usually derived entirely from the Daily Mail, apparently) and who aren't much given to critical thinking. This is because the sole purpose of the manifesto is to get sufficient people to vote for UKIP MEPs to allow them to keep on enjoying the generous salary and perks to which they've become accustomed, in return for putting in very little effort - there's no prospect of their ever having to deliver on the nonsense policies it contains. Caecilius
  • Score: 9

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