Anonymous
Anonymous asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 11 months ago

how did UK sink so low, that quality and selection of politicians across the spectrum are from the bottom of the barrel?

Update:

obviously Corbynistas, momentum and unions will not stop the cream from rising, oh so many obstacles

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  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    It's down to the voters. If they didn't vote for them they wouldn't be in power.

  • gerald
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    the media here and the USA is run by rich radicals its not news it a campaign Murdoch is a huge influence and has brainwashed millions its a powerful tool "tell a lie long enough and hard enough it becomes the truth " Joseph Goebbels the NAZI they destroyed socialism and capitalism destroyed itself as it always has done and we are here in a replay of the English civil war a prorogued parliament and the constitution shot to pieced only the media could actually rule now its followed more than democracy

  • 11 months ago

    Maybe you have to ask why people who complain about it don’t enter politics.

    Not many people are thick skinned enough to put up with the constant criticism and abuse.

    In our democracy, anyone can become a politician, therefore it is our fault if they are perceived to be low quality. Bear some responsibility.

  • P
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Simple

    Lack of choice

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  • 11 months ago

    40 years of the lie of monetarism and the evil five (Daily: Mail, Express, Telegraph the Sun, the Star) lying to destroy any opposition to monetarism.

  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    It is a global phenomenon, you only have to look across the pond. The problem is that there are loads of people ready to criticize politicians but are unwilling to stand for election themselves. They leave it to the career politicians who have never had a proper job and don't really understand the electorate. The result of the referendum showed how out of touch with their voters they are.

  • 11 months ago

    UK politics have become ideology-driven and polarised.

    On the Labour side I would trace this back to the unions outvoting party members to appoint Ed Milliband as leader rather than his more centrist brother Dave. Dave Milliband would not have resigned (if and) when Labour lost the 2015 election and he would not have introduced "pay to vote" for the election of party leader. That is what opened the way for Momentum and the dithering Corbyn and the lurch of the party to the Left and probably the political wilderness.

    On the Tory side, the influence of anti-EU groups like the ERG that have been a thorn in the side of many prime ministers has finally taken hold and has gone into overdrive since their lies secured the vote for Brexit in 2016. And now the country has another Eton and Oxbridge educated prime minister, appointed by just 92,000 party members, who is a serial liar and has surrounded himself with a right-wing cabal of unrepresentative ideology-driven ministers with policies designed to appeal to readers of rabidly right-wing tabloids like the 'Daily Mail'.

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