After months of pontificating, since leaving the Liberal Democrats, I have concluded we need a political revolution in the United Kingdom; the system is broken, corrupt and fragmented. Parliament, the only republican element of our constitution, no longer represents the people.
Private donors, corporations, lobbyists, trade unions, career politicians and others have hijacked the Commons. The monopoly of the Tories, Labour and Lib Dems ensured no real change is currently possible; sadly, the Liberal Democrats have joined the status quo and the radical element of the party is no more. Voting against equal constituencies, to stifle the Tories, is neither liberal or democratic; it allows Labour to have an automatic built in majority.
But that is the least of our worries.
Political donations and lobbying is non-existent or incredibly weak; it will not stop the special deals and passages of influence. And expenses still dominating the news. Yet, nothing changes. People have just stopped voting because they believe change is impossible.
But change is possible. We are the majority, not the 650 MP’s. Our voices are much louder and stronger, only if we reject apathy and rally for political change. A revolution is needed and needed very quickly.