Right now, you are probably feeling that you have zero influence on what happens in British Politics and that the rare opportunity you have to go and vote is worth little more than a joke.
You have good reason to feel this way and you are certainly not alone.
Most of us avoid talking about politics with people we don’t know, especially since events like the Brexit Vote that seemed to polarize everyone one way or another, and since political correctness, wokeness and cancel culture appeared to mean that not agreeing with the narrative has become some kind of capital crime.
However, if you were to discuss politics openly and with respect for the differences in the opinions of others, you would probably be alarmed at just how much the people who feel forced to be silent agree on, and how many things we have in common that cross current political divides and basically make us all the same.
Sadly, the British Political System – that’s the political parties and the people in politics – are so broken, and so out of touch with the realities of the people they are supposed to represent (rather than the people who they actually do), the chance that any form of public policy that might change something for you happening is really down to coincidence or pot luck.
Those in the system itself without power today, think change is all about changing the voting system itself. But what they don’t realise is that the reason nobody different is getting elected is because at a deeper level, they are all behaving and thinking exactly the same, and that by using systems like Proportional Representation, the lack of connection with our realities from politicians and decision makers would become even worse!!!
Democracy is only truly democratic when every part of it works in a completely democratic way. And the only way that we can refresh, renew and restore democracy in this Country is to reject the current top-down hierarchical system, turn the whole thing on its head and then rebuild democracy from the grassroots up – and that means people like you taking part within and as part of the communities you live in – IF we really want politics, government, all forms of legislation and the world that surrounds us, to work in a fair, balanced and fully in-touch kind of way!