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What to do with your unwanted vote

14 April 2005

eBay might be earnestly taking down auctions from disillusioned members of the UK electorate trying to turn their vote into a hard cash, but that hasn't stopped this site from launching. Votes for sale - can this really be the logical conclusion of "political party's wills to buy the electorate"? Although I've already got one vote I don't know what to do with, it seems there might be a market elsewhere for your vote. I'm taking bets on how soon it is before sell-your-vote-to-a-squaddie.co.uk gets launched.

But if you'd rather register your disapproval of the democratic process without letting money sully your intent then notapathetic.com, designed by the folks over at mySociety, is for you.

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Across the world, churches slam their doors into the faces of LGBTQI congregants. And in Africa, more and more queer people and their allies are looking for new ways to express their faith – and to challenge the White Christian supremacy that's long been imposed on their continent.

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