What may be termed the three main political parties, Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrats, are all fighting to occupy what, in political circles, is termed the ‘centre ground’ – in other words, attempting to be all things to all men. Why? In order to garner the votes of those 35% that did not vote in the General Election of 2010.
An article in The Economist is headlined: The Reluctant Kingmakers – and it is those reluctant kingmakers that the main ‘big-three’ are courting; not to provide those that did not vote in 2010 with that which they would like to see happen, but purely to garner votes and thus achieve power and position for the successful parties ‘chosen few’. Needless to say the fate of those selected to be the ‘chosen few’ will lie within the remit of one person; the leader of the party which has been elected to form the government of the day – ie, the ‘chosen few’ will be appointed by a 5-year dictator.
All politicians would have us believe that they trust the public, a statement that was illustrated by Nick Clegg who said: …..But as liberals, we place our faith in people…….
If political parties place their faith in people, then why do we have to be ruled; why do we have to be dictated to? If politicians have faith in the people then why do not politicians recognise that it is the people who are sovereign, rather than Parliament?
Where the political class are concerned I am reminded of a statement attributed to Danielle de Niese: I have to take care of myself. It’s about self-preservation; which to my thinking sums up the attitude of our politicians – they are not one iota interested in our well-being but rather their lust for power over us. While the system of representative democracy continues, so will we be subjected to what amounts to no more than dictatorial rule.
Wherever you look within the ‘political field’ – be that Cash, Hannan, Carswell, Farage, or any other politician who professes to be concerned about their fellow man – and/or the state of our country – all those people have only one aim: they wish to govern us, to rule us; and thus to be in a position to decide our every thought, our every action.
And that is democracy in action? Demos: People; Kratos: power – People Power?