By Daniel Margrain
It came as a complete bolt out of the blue for this writer to learn that one of the most politically astute, articulate, insightful and widely respected journalists in a generation is to abstain from voting at the forthcoming General Election.
Steve Topple, who in many ways I saw as mentor, and who has often promoted my work on twitter where many others ignored it, yesterday (May 1, 2017) came out publicly on social media to effectively state that he sees no political value in voting at elections.
According to Topple, placing a cross next to the name of a candidate at elections is akin to endorsing a corrupt capitalist system.
In response to criticisms from readers, Topple announced the following on Facebook (May 1, 2017):
So, seemingly because I’m going to spoil my ballot at the election, I must have come to this decision…
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