If you are voting in elections in England and Wales today, esp the Mayorals, and haven't yet voted, and can, at this moment, spare time to pop down to your nearest polling station, then stop reading this and go down and vote.
Now at this point I was going to make a joke about people who plan to vote Tory or Lib Dem not to worry about the last bit and to just relax and put the kettle on. But reading about Zimbabwe and knowing how the BNP can make gains is a reminder of how precious Democracy and freedom of speech is. So if you haven't yet voted and are a resident of England and Wales, then please go out and vote today. Your vote matters.