Saturday, 31 October 2009
My Media Comment Sat 31/10/2009
After becoming a little more optimistic that an unelected PM is likely to lose a general election, I'm now looking at what's likely to replace the current regime. My optimism is fading fast like Cameron's promises and it's all beginning to sound like a Bliar manifesto all over again. Mr Cameron did in some way seem to offer a little light at the end of the tunnel for a while, but any U turn on a position of allowing the electorate to have a real say in respect of the Lisbon treaty and other EU policies that directly influence the UK would certainly increase voter apathy. I along with possibly very many people in the UK feel that politicians have distanced themselves from the voters to embark upon their own separate agendas. From what I've read, it appears that a say in respect of the Lisbon treaty and matters arising, is a real desire that has been very well communicated in much of the media. Other areas of foreign policy like Afghanistan and Immigration have also attracted huge debate, and yet Mr Cameron has failed woefully to offer us concrete alternative answers in respect of these issues. I suspect that the conservatives will win the general election simply because many people find the current government disgraceful and deceitful. It seems very sad that the result of a general election might come down to the fact that people dislike Gordon Brown with a passion, rather than being passionate that David Cameron is the best person to take us forwards. We are certainly heading for far tougher times than we have already experienced during this recession. The issues with alcohol, crime, drug abuse, are likely to escalate as people lose hope in the face of knowing that their votes and hopes are not going to materialise to allow our nation to pull together and rise up from the tattered ruins of total mismanagement by one or more previous governments. Let's be realistic, it is not going to be a minority party in power after the election, it will be one of the main two. David Cameron appears to be resting on that fact and seems satisfied to possibly take over from Gordon Brown on the strength of people's anger with the current government. Listen up Mr Cameron, coming to power because Labour lose an election is not enough, you have to talk loud and often and clearly about your position on the EU, immigration, and the war we are currently involved in and offer us an alternative set of ideas to support and take forwards. If your hands are tied, as they appear to be, tell us why so we can understand how it is our country is simply blown along on some ill fated breeze, I'm sure we can cope with knowing a few home truths. Perhaps that's it, the truth is no longer a valid currency and eventually the pound will share its fate along with hope for a future that will inspire our children to strive towards a future that offers them hope instead of denying them a decent outlook and a reason to be engaged.
Posted by Realism Not Racism at 10/31/2009 02:40:00 pm