I just read with interest how, once again, our UK government have proceeded to make decisions that affect the wider British public … without consulting the wider British public.
In their wisdom, they have appointed the head of a ‘successful’ inner city school to help decide on sex education for 5 year-olds and upwards.
Great! But why was there no public discussion or canvassing of opinion before such a wide-ranging decision was made?
It seems that with alarming regularity, our politicians are making sweeping and increasingly significant decisions about the UK, from the safety of their ivory tower and without getting their hands dirty by asking some serious questions of the people that put them in power.
Perhaps it’s because they are afraid: afraid to face issues that others really care about and actually carry feelings that go against the politically correct norm (whatever that is). Abortion bills rushed through ‘because of lack of time’. What a great reflection on our society that we don’t have time to discuss the very thing that makes society live … life. Please tell me what’s more important … MP’s salaries? Christmas dinner? The new car? Choice of buffet lunch?
Or is it that they genuinely don’t care? Have they lost sight of reality? Are they unreachable? Do they weild too much power without true accountability? Are they amoral?
Or do we keep quiet on issues that need to be raised and debated?
Yes! I am cynical.
We’re told, “Be polite”, “Don’t cause trouble”, “Enter into honest discussion.”
But I ask, “When is this really reciprocated?” My answer is, ‘Near to Election Time’ when they really fear the consequences of public apathy and the possibility of not getting back into power; when they need our support. That’s when issues suddenly open up for ‘public debate and discussion’! But until then, we have to put up with minority groups who shout loudest or carry a disproportionate amount of power dictating what the average person in the UK suffers, shaping a ‘future for all’ which does not include all and is far from rosy.
Come on Westminster! Please stop insulting and fearing the electorate that put you in power and speak to us.
And if it’s just good old British arrogance you suffer from … get a life and face reality.
There’s more to this country than your parliamentary careers and public image. Spin may flow smoothly from the doctors’ lips, but at some stage you will be taken down by the whirlpool it creates.
Why can’t we have some transparency and accountability? Or is there just too much to hide?
There is nothing to fear in open debate unless the fear is what will be seen by debating openly.