TL;DR Forget tactical voting - Vote Green
Generally speaking, I am an optomist & I live in hope of things getting better, but I've become a bit
I haven't really been a hugely political animal in the past, though I know a snidey, slimy, self-serving politician when I see one - we've had a lot of practice, over the years. I used to vote LibDem, as I could actually see them doing stuff, in my local area - they would pop a leaflet through my door, several times a year, keeping me informed of what's happening in the locality. Contrast that with the post that you get from the Conservatives, and Labour, mere days before an election - just pitiful & embarrassingly cynical - shameful, really.
Then my lack of faith in politics was compounded, when the LibDems wasted my vote, by cozying up with the Conservatives & I was overcome by apathy; right up until the racist and hate-filled/fuelled UKIP started to gain traction... As soon as I saw that happening, I chose to act positively & join the Green Party - it seemed like the right thing to do.
I had never really given the Green Party a second look, due to, well, laziness I suppose (and likely predjudice -
So, after the heinous 2016 EU Referendumb, and seeing the country pulled apart by the Vote-Leave campaign's lies and deceit the Conservatives and UKIP, seemingly conspiring to bring the UK to its knees & drive a divide between its people and our European friends - not to mention between families & friends in the UK - and the rise of racism & hate-crime that followed, as if the Brexit vote was tacit approval to be evil. Then, after the utterly unbelievable stupidity we saw across the pond, hope was at an all-time low - I mean WTF?
I am normally a very private person, and would usually protect the anonymity of my vote, but I feel so strongly now, that we have to take a stand against the legacy systems in place, which are no longer fit for purpose.
Why vote Green, rather than tactically?
I feel like we get lost in the bigger picture & we end up being swayed into voting against something that we hate (or are afraid of), but because of the inherent unfairness of the