This MUST READ article in the Independent highlights the sorry state of UK politics. Check it out!
via British politics at a crossroads: Disenchantment with Westminster sees party membership plummet – UK Politics – UK – The Independent.
Of course, it’s no surprise that membership of the Conservative Party has plummeted under David Cameron‘s leadership. Under David Cameron, traditional Conservative values seem to have been abandoned, and there has been rush to find new Conservative voters with gays and minorities. Policy decisions seem to have been taken on the hoof and then later abandoned or changed. There has been a fundamental absence of cohesive strategic analysis and leadership, with policies not properly risk assessed or costed. Both central and local government have continued to turn to their cronies in the major consulting firms, despite the latter’s record, frequently cited by the Public Accounts Commission. Foreign policy has reduced the UK’s political strength in Europe and the UK has seriously lost out from China’s staggering growth because of David Cameron’s insensitive remarks.
Traditional Tory voters, who have paid taxes all their lives and reached retirement age, are desperate to preserve their savings and protect their pensions and afraid of becoming dependent on the National Health Service or even worse, Social Care.
David Cameron and George Osborne both come from extremely wealthy and highly privileged backgrounds, where all the door miraculously opened for them, leading to highest political office despite not having any real achievements in life. They are totally unable to empathize with ordinary people whose lot has seriously deteriorated under their leadership.
Meanwhile, the Liberals cling to power and David Milliband talks over most peoples’ heads with the latest lofty ideas out of Harvard.
For UK politics to regain its rightful place in society, a new breed of political leader is required with political ideals, values and a track record to which voters can relate. In the view of this blog, the leaders of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Parties all need to go, as a matter of urgency for UK politics to recover.