Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Frankly, The Outlook Is Grim

It's not funny that the turn-out at the elections was so low- well it is- but you know what I mean. It's funny because it's so awful. The government throws a party, it spends millions it doesn't really have on making it happen- and then no bugger shows up because no bugger cares. 

Elected Police Commissioners? Why? What's the point of them? 

The disconnect between the political class (which thinks it's really, really important to tinker with the nuts and bolts of the constitution in the middle of a global crisis) and the general public (which doesn't) gets wider and wider. The politicians no longer represent us. They live inside a bubble. They don't think like us. They don't talk like us. Boris Johnson (who is not a nice man) walks on water- getting away with scandal after cock-up after scandal-  because he looks and sounds like a regular human being. The others can't even manage that. 

The old language of left and right has long ceased to mean anything substantial. David Cameron idolizes Tony Blair who idolizes Margaret Thatcher. Our government is a continuum. The same lot have been in power for decades. Wherever change is coming from it isn't going to come from within. And you know what that means; it means national crisis, revolution, thug militias- the sort of thing that's happening right now in Greece- and who wants any of that? 

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