Views on the Streets: What gets your vote?

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In this election special WORLDbytes volunteers hit the streets to find out whether London’s East Enders planned to vote in the May 2014 local and European elections in the UK, what they did on the day and reactions to the results. No one seemed keen on the parties standing and “uninspiring” was the majority verdict. In the aftermath, volunteers explain why they didn’t vote and the few that did express little conviction. Were the results a surprise? Yes and no, UKIP’s victory didn’t seem to faze volunteers questioned and fear of a mythical mass of supposed bigots didn’t feature. Not endorsed by the electorate, Britain’s ruling oligarchs would do well to wake up, watch and learn. The public have better insights than many media pundits and are seriously unimpressed with what is on offer.

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