My older brother is deeply into politics, and I’m quite surprised that he didn’t go into it as a career. Given the chance, he would have an in-depth conversation about politics, who is running the country, and who he thinks should be elected for [Insert position here]. The fact is that he would be more than happy to talk all day long about it, but I wouldn’t. I don’t get very involved in politics, I certainly have my opinions, but I’m just happy to vote when it’s required and talk briefly to a select few about my opinions.
Is politics boring?
A lot of people don’t seem that interested in politics at all, in fact they can become quite bored by it. Many people tell others that politics don’t affect them at all, and they have nothing to do with their lives. Well to be honest, although the interest may not be there, the fact of the matter is that politics can and do affect our daily lives, more so than we think.
If you have ever complained about what time clubs shut, then you’re discussing a political issue. Clubs usually have their licences given to them by local councils, as do bars and clubs. If you want your favorite club to stay open for a few more hours, contact your local council, and be prepared to talk politics,
Sunday trading in the UK
I recently heard that stores in the UK are thinking of opening all day on a Sunday. Current laws state that they can only stay open for up to 6 hours a day. This is now being challenged as it could potentially mean more money goes into the economy, and more jobs are created. This is a political issue. It means that British people will no longer have to buy groceries at the last minute before the stores shut, nor will they have to wait until Monday before they can buy the best rechargeable flashlight or a new TV from the electrical store.
In some states you have to display any firearms that you’re carrying, in other states you don’t. This is all down to a matter of politics, so if you want to discuss the issue with someone, then contact a local politician or your local council.
The subject of politics seems to affect us in a lot of different ways, perhaps more than we originally imagined. While most people won’t go into a long debate about politics, some of the issues raised by politicians can and do affect our daily lives.
Although you may not be an avid fan of the political world, it doesn’t hurt to have a brief understanding of the issues that are hot right now.