This one has been called pretty soon after the previous one when David Cameron won in May 2015.
Because the current prime minister Theresa May didn’t have an overall majority and was riding high in the polls so called the election to increase her number of seats.
But here’s my issue ..
Who would you vote for?
Personally none of them, It pains me to support any of these weak conniving agenda driven loathsome parties.
Maybe we should look at each party’s manifesto and choose the one most aligned with our own viewpoint.
But what happens when none of them do?
For example, Labour seem strong on social justice but are weak on immigration and will continue to allow the country to be flooded with people on the take without a proper immigration policy.
Conservative … ha .. liars, weak, say one thing and do another. Ruined communities all over the UK.
SNP … agenda driven manipulatiors. Only want independence even although Scotland can’t afford it.
Lib Dem … who?
Minor parties … might as well not bother.
So you understand my apathy.
But I’m not alone. Have a look at the following stats.
The Conservatives won the last election with only 24% of the people registered to vote, Labour were second with 20%.
But look at the non-voters like me, 34% of people who are registered to vote choose not to.
We choose not to be part of party politics because they don’t represent us.
You might say that’s weak, that wasting our vote allows the winning party to ride roughshod over us.
And you’d be half right, It does allow people we find disdainful to run the country. But it isn’t weak.
Compare these stats with high number of people who voted for single decision votes like BREXIT or Scottish Independence.
On those the voting turnout was high.
The people including those apathetic to party politics turned out in high volumes and voiced their opinion.
Now imagine you could harness that vote, capture that unheard voice and let it speak on the issues, not the parties.
We all have unique National Insurance numbers and Passport numbers, We have internet access.
So why not let the people vote on all of the big issues directly not let these be decided by the parties.
Let the existing parties present their agenda based arguments but let the people decide, not the MPs controlled by the whips and your individual vote is lost.
This isn’t democracy. It’s an illusion of it.
It’s a choice between a poke in the eye or a kick in the balls and I refuse to take part in their game.
Let’s kill off agenda driven party politics and deal with the issues.
You might say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.