Wednesday, 31 March 2010

How will you be voting?

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With the general election coming up (on 6 May, by all accounts), we decided our March/April issue was a good time to look at what the three main parties had to offer our readers. As there are no manifestos out just yet, we've pulled together what we know about the parties' positions in some key areas – education, extremism, science, constitutional reform and moral issues – and spoken to some commentators in an effort to find out if there's a natural home for the humanist/sceptical voter. There's also a list of questions you could ask your candidates, if you'd like to assess their credentials on these issues.

Have a read of the article, and let us know what you think. Do you think there's a natural political home for humanists? Do you think there should be? Do you think there should be a (controversial this one) humanist party? Or should we be shifting away from the idea of parties, and looking more closely at our individual candidates. Let us know by commenting on this post.

4 comments:

Dave Cross said...

You might want to have a look at http://skeptical-voter.org/

ColonelFazackerley said...

My MP is Evan Harris (Lib Dem). One of the strongest voices of science and evidence-based policy in the house. So, my decision is easy.

Eiskrystal said...

Looks like it will be Lib Dems for me then.

Anonymous said...

Nick Clegg's an atheist, Gordon Brown's a Christian, David Cameron's a Christian, I know who's getting my vote...