For me this General Election vote is about how can we best fight for democracy? The real fact is we DO NOT have democracy in the UK.
The Tories get elected on 30% of the vote in England and only one MP in Scotland, and with only around 60% bother. Many feel their vote doesn’t count, what kind of democracy is that? We have a first past the post rather than promotional representation – they have had PR democracy in Scandinavia for the past hundred years.
**The system in the UK has historically always been about a small elite dictating to the rest of the country**.
According to Turkish author Elif Safak – there is now no left or right in politics – rather bridge builders or wall builders; humanists or tribalism.
Democracy requires - Rule of Law/ Separation of Powers/ Free Media/ Independent academia.
And do we really have democracy here, with no proportional representation, an unelected second chamber, few people voting, a controlled press?
All this constitutional wrangling, what does it all really mean?
Brexit looks likely, according to expert (??) David Davis we will loose out – although he has no figures so far! – Passporting rights for financial services, open skies cheap air fairs; access to the the biggest trading block and their partners; research and arts collaborations; skilled medical personnel; even football will suffer with a lack of transfers; UK farming and fishing will collapse.
Labour are not providing any kind of opposition at all.
Remind me – what are we gaining from Brexit so far? The big question is – is Brexit in the national interest?
And for Scotland this in-between limited devolved government is obviously unworkable. I don’t understand why some in Scotland don’t want what all other successful small countries have and take control at a local level their own government - and that no voters prefer to have an undemocratic right wing elite destroy lives here? So far no one has explained this defeatism.
Scottish Nationalism #scotref opposite of UKIP! We are Bridge builders, humanists, believe in Nordic values of local democracy. Not achievable Westminster!!
At this time it is most crucial that young people get out in BIG numbers to vote – because young people care about jobs, and the future ….. and NOT about harking back to a deluded past of empire 2.
Beware the Dictator offering simple solutions!
Coalitions, that happen in most other countries, leads to fairer legalisation, more consultation and co-operation. How wonderful if people vote for democracy and stop Empress May from getting her evil right wing agenda done!