The UK Politics is an interesting subject. They need electrical companies to assist in their homes and offices. It is a society where a major party is in power. And there are many smaller parties, and sometimes even coalitions of minor parties which can cause some major problems for the ruling party. But at times, it seems that UK Politics is not really all that serious. Especially, when there is a general election.
It does not seem to matter to the political pundits or politicians, what is the real picture on the ground. For them, the only reality that matters is who holds power. They seem to have forgotten the concept of the ‘democratic revolution’ and they have lost sight of what politics was all about. In the old times, politics was considered a way of leading the country. With a strong party in power, things would get done and change.
Life was not so different back then. There were institutions of politics in every town and city in the UK. And the parties did not rule the country, as they do now. The party leadership and the elected officials form the government; not the people by majority vote.
However, we see these institutions breaking down. We also see the number of parties and individuals grow. This is because, people no longer live in a society where they can rely solely on the party to solve their problems. The fact that more people are starting to form coalitions and getting behind particular political parties tells us something.
Moreover, it shows that the parties have lost their belief in working for the benefit of the people as a whole. Their main purpose has become to ‘win’ the next election. Parties generally elect their candidates from the list provided by the party. This list is whittled down from the list of candidates that qualified for an election in the constituency.
Some of the coalitions that developed are usually made up of the junior party leader (usually the one who are at the bottom of the party pyramid), the deputy leader and then the leader of the main political party. Sometimes there are some coalitions that do not have any leaders at all. They will just be ‘centre parties’. The coalitions that do not have leaders often end up with a cabinet that does not control the bureaucracy properly and this leads to inefficiency.
Many political pundits in the UK argue that the UK is moving towards Plationalist socialism and away from capitalism. But that is not entirely true. Although there are many places in the UK that have ‘socialist’ policies, they are not entirely ruled by a socialist party. In fact there are parts of the country that elect a Christian Unionist MP. All the major parties have their own ideologies, but they do not follow them all.
It seems that all political parties are moving towards the extreme left or right, and it is too bad. In the end, the voters do not get their say, and there is a big imbalance of power between the various parties. Without contest there will be less representation for the minor parties and the radical fringe. Without enough contest there will be no change. I would urge all UK citizens to vote for more politicians, so that representation can be balanced out and democracy can flourish once again.
It is not my job to advise you which way to vote, my job is to help you understand how the system works. When considering which party is likely to lead the country, first look at who governs in the country, or that political party. The last two months of a hung parliament, where there is an Independent Government may be the best time to form a new government. This will give the party an opportunity to govern effectively. Once the New Election is due, then the question becomes, can the party win again?
There is an interesting article in the Daily Mail which states that David Cameron has made the mistake of changing his mind about the EU. Why has he done this? Has he changed his mind because he realised that the public does not want to see the UK become a country that is governed by a “crass elitist”? No doubt, many people are disillusioned with the way the EU operates, but Mr. Cameron should know better. He needs to stand firm and show the public that he is committed to Europe, but that he has also looked outside the box and understands that a strong UK Union is vital for Britain’s future.
The UK Politics and Business article are correct in saying that the polls suggest that the three main parties have a solid lead in the race to win at the next election. However, this is probably a mistake as opinion polls are rarely right. They are also widely regarded as being the most unreliable way of predicting election results. This is because no two opinion polls are ever the same.