A recent survey showed that whilst it’s a close run thing on Brexit a huge majority have lost faith in parliament and the Members who sit there.
This exemplifies the move toward populism and self centred materialism.
It is though, a dilemma. Who knows best? Our elected representatives, or the collective ‘me’.
Dangerous times, methinks, Trump and now Johnson flouting constitutional precedents, and making daily vulgar promises they cannot hope or even pretend to keep. Shabby, is a good word, that comes to mind.
How shabby am I? Should I put my trust in my elected representatives?
With the chaos we now face, should we listen a bit harder to those with whom we disagree?
Good politics usually includes the art of compromise, if we’re not careful, we shall be plunged into the world of bombast and populism where he who shouts loudest will be The Man!
How to build the bridge between Parliament and the people remains the issue of the day, and tomorrow. Both sides need to listen to one another. Then we can return to respect of good governance and constitutional value.
In the next three months in the UK we will have the chance to decide.