I gave up on party politics a long time ago. There seemed to be little impact that any individual could bring upon the major parties. Unless you were a major organisation or a rich benefactor your voice would be lost in the mass. The only time politicians and political parties have any need to listen is when they want your vote and even then, unless you live in a marginal constituency, don’t expect them to put in too much effort.
Voting in elections seems to many to be a similar waste of time and effort. It is one way to send a message though and that is what a minority (of a minority) achieved in last week’s council and European polls. The real statistic, as ever, was that the large majority (66%) ofWell done for that vote of apathy. You’ve collaborated in giving ‘power’ to a single-issue party into positions where they can have no influence on that particular issue. They’ll sit and collect the very privileges they claim to oppose whilst doing very little – based on previous evidence. All it has ensured is that the next twelve months of electioneering will be focussed on the EU and immigration, issues which impact upon a tiny minority rather than education, the economy, welfare and the NHS which matter to us all.
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