The public are “disgruntled, disillusioned and disengaged” with politics, according to an annual survey by the Hansard Society.
Meanwhile in other news, the Pope was still rumoured to believe in Catholicism and a bear was spotted nipping into the woods with a toilet roll under its arm.
Of course we are disgruntled, disillusioned and disengaged – but not necessarily with politics per se, rather, we are disengaged with politicians and political parties who offer slightly varying flavours of the same unappetising gruel, while picking our back pockets.
There is but a fag paper between the three main parties who are all big state, big spending authoritarians, who all, despite vacuous promises when in opposition carry on with the same old, same old when they get their grubby little hands on the levers of power. Remember the bonfire of the quangos? Yup, didn’t happen, we still have fake charities stealing taxpayers’ money and dripping their poison into the ears of willing politicians. The “cuts” in public spending? Yet taxes continue to rise and public spending with it. And those wonderful words spake in opposition about dismantling the database state? Oh, yeah… We now get the very same charlatans talking about snooping on our emails and browsing habits – all in the name of combating terrorism of course. Exactly the same as the last lot.
Given that voting changes nothing, what is the point? Given that all of them are the same enemy class of career politicians who have done nothing worthwhile in their sorry little lives, why should we feel engaged? Unless, of course, it is to see the lot of them dancing the Tyburn jig. I could get engaged with that…
The society said “the public’s growing sense of indifference to politics” had “hardened into something more serious”.
You ain’t kidding. Yet none of them stops to wonder why.