Published on June 7th, 2017 | by Flipside0
Student looking forward to posting on Facebook that he’s voted
With Edinburgh students’ expecting to experience the ‘Most important vote of their lifetime’ for the 7th subsequent time tomorrow, many are excited to take part in the democratic process yet again. However, most students are most excited about the General Election so that they can post on their social media platforms that they have voted
Speaking to Flipside, philosophy student and self-described BNOC Steve Vine claimed that the General Elections were just “The shit people need to kickstart their social media profile”. According to Vine, elections are important because “They allow other people to see that I’ve taken part in an event that I can’t possibly lose at because they have no idea how I’ve even voted. It’s a surefire win-win situation as they have no choice but to praise me. Sometimes, I don’t even vote but still post anyway. I’m just drowning in the likes”.
Three passerbys who witnessed the interview threw various objects at Vine, including one shoe, a brick, and a hairless Nepalese cat. Sadly, Vine escaped from these incidents unharmed. When we researched Steve after the interview, Flipside discovered that he referred to himself as a ‘Social Media Guru’ on his Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn bios.
We subsequently called up both his parents, who disowned him in the strongest possible terms.
EUSA VPAA Patrick Garratt commented on the issue in start terms, saying that “The real cool ones are the people that have already voted by post. They’ll have a place in my heart forever”. Following this exchange, he donned his fedora and walked off into the sunset.
You can find out where your polling station is here: https://wheredoivote.co.uk/