The upcoming General Election and playground antics

general election

Now, I am going to start by saying that I am not very political. I have a party whom I support, but this post isn’t about that, and it’s not something I am going to get into on my blog. We all have our own personal reasons for supporting the parties we do and it is something which I am willing to agree to disagree on.

This post is about the playground like antics of ALL the parties, ahead of May’s election. I am in no means blinkered to that fact that this election is a big one for us. There has been a massive shift, with smaller parties taking over constituencies. Little known parties rising through the ranks, and I am sure I am not alone in feeling that this is a very unsettling time for us here in the UK. The results of this next election will change the way the UK is run in a big way.

But right now, I wish all the parties would just go to hell. I’ve seen nor heard anything constructive of late. In a last-ditch attempt to win voters everyone involved has turned to mud-slinging and name calling – and whilst as I have got older I have become more aware and more interested in politics and what each party can offer, I am finding this childish behaviour very off-putting.

We teach our children to be kind to one another, to respect each other and to accept each other. Yet the very people who they should be looking up to, the people who run our country, are contradicting that all the way. I was never bought up in a political family, I believe (if I remember rightly) that I support a different party to that of my parents, but it wasn’t something which was discussed openly in our house. I kind of want things to be different for us, but how can I show Sophie these so-called important people, when they are acting like playground bullies? And of course the media don’t help, they are fed stories from each party and run away with them, making ‘shock’ headlines out of something and nothing in a desperate bid to sell more papers, or gain more readers.

I really am finding it very hard to pledge my support to anyone right now. My alignment won’t change in the run up to the election, as quite frankly, I cannot trust a thing that any party says. I feel like false promises and name calling has taken over making sure our country is run in a way which benefits us all. It’s disappointing to be honest.

And I have to say, I am quite scared of the outcome.

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  1. I have to admit, that I am terrible and don’t have time to watch the news or follow politics, but I will be making sure I know enough to make an informed decision this year. x
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  2. I totally agree with you at the moment- its a complete joke. I wish we could start all over again politics wise
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  3. I think you are right Andrea, my husband and I were watching the news last night and were horrified atthe way they treat each other! Well said. Mich x
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  4. I’m not very clued up when it comes to politics, I do believe that they are all as bad as each other and no matter what they promise in the lead up to the election the next five years will see them back pedalling on those promises.
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  5. I’ve been looking into more of what the Green Party is about this past year as like you I have gotten to the point of despair with the main parties x

  6. COmpletely agree – we teach our children not to bully or to be mean and to treat each other with respect and then grown ups who want to run the country act like children!
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  7. sadly it seems to be more about discrediting each other than promoting their policies and ideals. Shame really and a reason for so much apathy.
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  8. Oh it drives me utterly mad – just say what you mean, say it clearly and passionately then shut up!! If they were my kids they would all be in bed early!
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