Thursday, 12 December 2019

1911.12 A CHRISTMAS ELECTION

It's been almost 100 years since the UK saw a December general election. But that's not the only thing different about this election.

Today could be the most important decision our country has made in a generation. It feels different, it feels serious - it is serious. 

I'm pretty left in my political persuasion and I'm sick of the damage our government had done to our country. The uncaring way the poor, the sick and the disabled have been punished. The way the rich have profited from the misfortune of others and deflected their misdeeds by setting communities against one another by setting the devisive issue of "Brexit" in motion. 

I will vote after work tonight and I will vote for the benefit of the many. If I'm honest this election result scares the shit out of me.

On a separate note this election is the first time my youngest will be voting. I've tried to make sure my children know the importance of participation in the democratic process and I think I've done a good job there. I know my eldest is very politically aware.

Supplemental 1912.14; It's taken me more than 48 hours to face up to what happened. The conservatives won the election with a majority not seen since the days of Thatcher. We cannot give up though, we must make sure this government is held to account and ensure they deliver on the promises made. The Labour party must regroup and chose a new leader that can succeed where Corbyn could not.

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