Sunday, 1 November 2009
Having started this site with the issues arising from UK immigration policy, I have decided that my initial approach is simply too narrow. My logic in coming to this conclusion, is the staggering number of issues that expose our politicians in the UK. I can see that a multifaceted approach is likely to have more success in ridding UK politics of individuals who are not willing to represent the genuine wishes of the voters on whom they depend for their jobs. To apply pressure that will ultimately influence decisions in politics, the voters must first make sure the politicians know it is the UK electorate that have the final say. Thus far it is very plain, they either don't get it, or they do but don't give a damn. Perhaps when they get voted out, the scent of coffee will be some small comfort to them. At the moment, the best opportunity for a long, long time has arisen in the shape of the expenses outrage. People from all walks of life and political persuasions are justifiably disgusted by the conduct of many MPs who have abused their position of trust. Personally I'd like to see an interim government put in place that excludes any person who has acted without integrity, then have fresh submissions for candidates in a process lasting for six months, during which time they can become elected MPs. Then it would be time for a period of time where each party could state its case for government, followed by a general election. I can see no other way that will result in the confidence of the UK electorate being restored. I have no personal agenda other than wanting to feel that real democracy can thrive in UK politics which represents the wishes of the people, and not some other unexplainable set of ideals like we currently have. I don't know all there is to know about UK politics and openly invite others to contribute here; by posting replies. All opinions are welcome, but there is no place here for personal attacks of any kind in respect of any one who participates and has a view that can be debated. I don't see any need for obscenities or descriptions of politicians or any other person beyond simply naming them in a factual way and mentioning subjects that are not relevant to real subject matter. This site will be run in an open minded way, but obvious, needless insulting material can and will be removed if it oversteps the line of common decency. I am not prepared to associate myself with anything that goes beyond proper debate and will delete posts that are unfit. Other than that, go for it, enjoy some sharing of opinion and debate.
Posted by Realism Not Racism at 11/01/2009 09:37:00 pm