Who to choose?


I’ve not thrown my hat into the ring regarding the General Election this Thursday, I’ve been watching the various parties vying for their policies to be voted in.

Actually the election will be decided by a small number of voters in my view: Those up to age 23 who weren’t old enough to vote at the last election, immigrants who now qualify to vote and the usual floating voter. The dyed-in-the-wool Labour or Conservative voter is not in the main going to change the way they vote with few exceptions, so the target audience for politicians rhetoric is the middle ground; those who change sides at every general election. But to me it doesn’t matter what promises each side make, they’re all after one thing: the obvious, getting into power. Nothing else matters but getting the keys to No 10, its a system of getting that 5 year stretch to enact their policies. Beyond that nothing else matters. Is this a good or bad thing? Well it is democracy and as Churchill said ‘democracy is the worse form of government; except for all the others’. Well that is fairly true now, with practically the only truly communist country left is North Korea. There are other nations with various firms of government, total dictatorship like North Korea and Saudi Arabia and suedo communism as in China and Russia. None of it means a thing of course, we’re British and we do things our way. It may not be right but it’s ours.

I often wonder why politicians want to do what they do. The usual answer is ‘to help people’ but they generally do anything but. Here’s a radical thought: why do we need politicians and political parties? Surely any competent administration could runs things quite effectively using commonsense instead of some misplaced sense of ‘doing the right thing’. Hey ho anyway my vote is with the current administration they’ve turn the recovery corner and whilst I don’t agree with all their policies, I’ll never forget that Labour spent all the money during their time; they can’t be trusted not to give everything away to buy votes. And the SNP? A joke who will NOT be running the country. Trust me I’m not a politician.

Anyway I’ll leave it to the actual poll which has just closed, now the count is on, with the prediction of a slight shortfall for the Conservatives. Well whatever the outcome I hope that the incoming government will be organised and get the country sorted out.

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About cliverh

Retired aerospace engineer, first with the Royal Air Force and then BAE Systems. Now enjoying a variety of activities and not getting bored. I was a Games Maker Volunteer at the London 2012 Olympics and a volunteer at the Rugby World Cup 2015 in England. I intend to blog about what interests me.
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