In the current state of affairs it seems impossible judge the effectiveness of democracy. However, if you look closer at the recent changes to politics, it can be surprisingly revealing. With Britain still in the wake of the EU referendum and two general elections, it certainly provides a lot to talk about; but is that a downfall of British democracy, or does it demonstrate the freedoms we truly have?
The EU referendum revealed an unnerving amount about the fundamentals of British politics. With epic divisions tearing the main parties apart and the public explicitly ignoring advice from all sides, it's no wonder the system was left in a state of chaos. The debate went further than Brexit, it showed us the true weaknesses of modern British politics, as well, perhaps, as being a turning point for a new phase in our democracy.
I am back and ready to rock and roll. Or talk politics. Whatever floats your boat. This is more of a prompt than an article so please get involved!
An excerpt of a short story I am currently working on; 'I should be begging them to free me, pleading my innocence. But I don't. I am beyond that now, I've come too far. And I will be as bad as Them if I resign myself to forgiveness now.'
"Be wary of anyone in a position of power, whether they are your boss, manager, or whoever, if they don't read. Always ask people if they are reading something at that moment in time or what was the last book they read. You'll be surprised how revealing it can be."
Theresa May has lost the respect of the public and I am not convinced that striking a deal with the DUP is going to sort out the mess. Do not worry though- I have an outrageous suggestion and David Davis is the star of the show.
Don't be fooled out of seeing the big picture. This is not politics as normal. The carefully constructed house of cards has been swept away. It is politics more chaotic, more brutal than any thriller.
'If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.' George Orwell, 1953.
Are you a slave to social media? To the expectations of others? People walk the streets plugged in; take photos to share their imaginary fun... As a race, we have forgotten how to enjoy the real world; pure and simple.
'Now is not the time to dwell on the result, but rather a time to get on and get along with the job at hand. We have a duty to recognise the positives in the umpteenth political upheaval of the past 2 years.'