Up to 1993 I was too busy working and making money to take any interest in politics. Let those interested in politics take the interest I mused as my adopted country started “disintegrating”.
A friend took me to a meeting early that year to an organisation called the Anti-Federalist League, run as a fiefdom by a London School of Economics professor, Alan Sked.
I started to learn of the terrible impositions laid down on the British people by the European Union, and of the treachery of our politicians who took us in without a referendum – although Labour did offer us one to come out, saying ‘do you want to leave a free trade block’? Of course the majority were hoodwinked into saying ‘we’ll stay in’.
Later on that year, I think it was around September, a few (five) members left to start their own party called the United Kingdom Independence Party. As far as I can remember, two were Tories, two were Labour and I believe there was a Liberal. There was Alan Sked, Nigel Farage, Gerard Batten, and I can’t remember the others except one was called Colin.
Anyway, I digress. In early 1994 I joined UKIP and started taking an interest in politics. Since Margaret Thatcher was ousted by some piddling little adulterer, the Conservative Party went into a steep decline. Later Blair came along and, as a businessman, I couldn’t believe how the great British public were taken in by his false charm.
During my years with UKIP – I am still a member – I have been on several committees and one year was their head office manager. However, through disagreements and exasperation I have resigned five times and rejoined six times.
The point I am trying to make is, politics isn’t perfect, one gets easily depressed, but without taking a keen interest in the world around you (politically) Britain will continue to be ruled by idiots or monkeys.
If you vote for a party because your father voted for it, and his father before him, you are the cause of our political decline.
If you can’t be bothered to vote, you are the cause of our political decline.
If you vote for one of the big two parties to stop the other getting in, rather than a smaller party of choice, you are the cause of our political decline.
If you think we must remain in the EU because we aren’t able to hold our own in the world, you are the cause of our political decline.
If you think Labour are for the working man, you are the cause of our political decline.
If you think the Conservatives are for all businesses including smaller companies, you are the cause of our political decline.
Come to think of it, if you think the Conservative Party are run by conservatives, you are also the cause of our political decline.
Start taking an interest in politics. Read one political book a month (or even one political magazine). That won’t take up too much of your time. Don’t just read your party’s material, read all parties literature. ‘know thine enemy’!
Perhaps record Question Time one lunchtime and watch it when you get home – see how childishly our MPs behave. Then pour a strong Scotch!
Join your political party and go along to their meetings – not every month – just now and again. You’ll probably need another strong Scotch!
If you follow my advice, I can assure you of one thing. You might become a little depressed. But on the plus side, you may decide to do something and Britain will gain.
Do nothing and the idiots or monkeys will remain in charge.
PS If you know anyone who this applies to, send them a link – you may stir them.