Not a day goes by where we don’t hear about what one politician said with regards to something happening in the world right now. Politicians are allegedly our representatives, and they ideally take our questions and concerns into parliament, and work to ensure we all have happy and safe lives.
The trouble is that most of us don’t trust politicians one bit, we know that many of them avoid telling the truth, and they like to skirt around questions, rather than answer them directly. This is not to say that all politicians are like this, they aren’t, there are some decent ones out there, but on the whole we don’t view most of them in a very positive light.
Do they have any idea as to what life is really like?
Some do, some of the younger politicians really do know what life is like, but some of the older ones, including the prime minister, don’t seem to have an idea. Bought up in wealthy families, and educated in elite establishments, most of them have never experienced the hardship that some of us do. They have never had to worry where their next meal is coming from, or whether they can afford to put the heating on when it gets cold.
Were they brought up in a working class family?
As I previously mentioned, many of them haven’t, so they may not have much of an idea as to how hard life can actually get. This is a real shame as it means they can only make assumptions about what they think they know, rather than knowing for a fact that life is hard.
Are they so far removed from everyday life?
I really do think that a lot of politicians are, they have not had to scrape pennies together in order to be able to clothe their children. Have they ever had to read epilator reviews in a bid to find out which is the cheapest one? They probably haven’t, because they’ve lead and are still leading privileged lives that are a far cry from the ones that you see behind close doors in regular homes.
Should people who live in a different part of the country have a say on issues elsewhere?
The fact is that a lot of MP’s work in London, and for some reason seem to think that it’s the centre of the UK. London is almost 200 miles from my front door, and I find it hard to imagine that those living and working in London can have an idea as to what life is like 200 miles away. I don’t think people in a different part of the country should have a say on issues that happen elsewhere, because life and be, and is very different.
As you can see, I don’t have a positive opinion on most MP’s, however, I know there are some who work hard and know that life is tough. Unfortunately, until they become the majority, we will keep hearing