(I have bolded the important parts for you lazy people who cant be bothered to read yet another newbie introduction 5 miles long ) Hey I was just surfing the net, trying to look for a good political forum and I happened to stumble across this one and it looked too good to pass up! I also think I may have either lurked on or joined this forum before, so apologies to the mods if I have another account on here somewhere (be my guest and delete it if it exists). I studied United States politics for a year at college so, even though I am not a resident in the county (I have actually never even visited the Americas at all), I would like to think that I may have something to contribute here and there. The real political issues are pretty similar around the world anyway. So, I used to be a member of the UK Labour Party. My voting history is as follows: Labour Party (Local Elections 2009) and UK Independence Party (EU Election 2009). It may interest you to know that I would have voted for John McCain in 2008 if I could have. I have since given up voting because I realised that the political class are all, when it gets down to the real issues, the same. I did not vote in the UKs last General Election (the election which decides the Prime Minister and also the Parliament). I'm pretty much just a geeky young guy looking to talk to you guys and to add some of you good people on social media such as Skype. I recently came out as a homosexual and some of my closest friends have rejected me because of it. Thanks for reading! Ask me any questions you like Also, I should probably get to know you too while we're at it... what is your political leaning, what is your perfect day and what, to you, is the most important political issue today?