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 us to find out who we are electing, what they believe, and then to hold them accountable. When we don’t participate then people think they can do what they want. When we don’t participate minority parties who say they will represent you grow. When you don’t participate you can’t then turn round and complain!!!
Tomorrow the European Elections take place. Take part. Vote. if you don’t want to vote for anyone on the ballot then spoil your paper. These are counted. If you don’t vote then you get what you deserve.