Forget who fought for your right to vote – real reason you should use it is naked self-interest
Published 14/05/2014 | 02:30
If you feel disillusioned by the political system, you have one important weapon at your disposal – your vote. Last year, comedian Russell Brand said that democracy was irrelevant and voting was pointless.
"The only reason to vote is if the vote represents power or change. I don't think it does," he said.
Proclaiming that all politicians are equally bad, Brand said the best thing to do with your vote is to ignore it. Opt out.