Think Left

Modern politics are stale politics, and have become meaningless to so many. The number of people engaging in voting has been in decline since 1945. Working class voters  are detached from the political process, their voices unheard as politicians  became middle-class, Oxbridge PPE educated.

Heath-fig-1Working Class MPs in Britain (%), 1964-2010 

(The rise of Middle class in politics)

So Westminster has become more and more remote, and politicians further from identifying with the needs of ordinary people. The People’s Parliament is supposed to be the mouthpiece of people. Politicians are elected to serve people and speak for people. These days governments seem to be about controlling people. Politics is Upside-Down. Rather than people making decisions we are being told what to do. Or what we can’t do.

We are told we cannot afford compassion, we cannot ensure our social security, we cannot afford health and education, and decent…

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