I hate it when I’m right!

The other day I blogged about the lack of participation in the political process.  Last night those fears were confirmed as the Labour vote in the European elections collapsed to just 15%.  The map of British politics was changed last night with the Euro-sceptic UKIP coming second behind the Tories and the BNP winning two Read More …

Silence is consent. Shhh.

I’m watching Question Time, the weekly political panel show, on the BBC.  I probably shouldn’t blog while watching.  I’ll probably write something I’ll regret.  But here goes anyway… There seems to be a theme.  It’s all Gordon’s Fault. The world economic situation was him. The situation with MPs defrauding their expenses system is his fault. Read More …

Politics. It’s all our fault

So here’s the thing about democracy… it only works if people participate. It’s fine to be appalled at the behaviour of our MPs but what do you expect?  Around 60% of us voted in the last election.  A third of the population just couldn’t be bothered.  Voter turnout INCREASED from the previous election. Democracy needs Read More …

Vote

If you live in America then today you have the chance to make the world a better place. I’ll repeat that. If you live in America then today YOU have the chance to make the world a better place. How many days like that come along?  Not many.  And when they do you really have Read More …