Today the UK goes to the polls to elect a government.
The basic strategy of the parties is as follows:
Labour: vote for us or the Conservatives will get in, and they are worse than us
Conservatives: vote for us or Labour will get back in, and they are worse than us
Liberal Democrats: vote for us or either the Conservatives or Labour will get in, and they are both worse than us
Scottish Nationalists: vote for us because if there is a hung parliament, and if we have enough members, we might, intermittently, be able to squeeze the occasional concession out of whoever is in power.
All other parties: vote for us because they're all a bunch of thieving bastards and it's your only way to register a protest
The alternative of not voting just means any of them will get in, but the non-voter, who refuses to take part in the *cough* democratic process, has no moral authority to bitch about it
Call it what you like, but it ain't democracy in my book