Byron Angel wrote:What other pursuit, other than politics, can line your pockets AND satisfy one's megalomania all in one go???B
Vic Dale wrote:Makes you wonder by what right these money grubbers get into office. Talk about attracting the right people. Yes if attracting the most selfish people on the planet is what you want then pay them the money.
MP's here are about to get and 11% pay rise making them up to £74,000 pa, plus their expenses. That is going to cause some strife, in a nation which been told we are all in it together and must tighten our belts.
.Vic Dale wrote:Problem is, the government will be formed by one of three main political parties - probably not the liberals - independents will not get a look in unless they give support to either Labour or Tory
The candidates for these two parties are selected at constituency meetings, but if they elect one who does not suit the party leaders they will have one appointed. That isn't exactly democracy.
So the voters ultimately only get to chose from carefully selected candidates, so which ever way you vote it will be more of the same. If you don't vote it will be more of the same also. Small wonder people are not bothering to vote.
It doesn't really matter if people don't vote. Society never changes through the ballot box any way.
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