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Danger, Danger, Democracy in Danger

So the most annoying thing about the referendum result for me is not the result itself – though that does annoy me! No, it’s the way it has come about.

The whole thing is just the result of some old Etonians having a scrap for power! It grasping for popularity and not giving a shit about who it hurts in the process! And none of them are bothering to hang around and fix the mess they created.

And now it’s going further – it’s happening in the labour party itself.

How a PR company manufactured the Labour coup – Part I

Seems someone is protecting a reputation and doesn’t give damn about who it destroys. I don’t know how true this story is but in a way it doesn’t matter. The point is whatever the reasons behind it the whole affair is destroying any trust that was left in politicians – allowing stories like this to be given credence. We can believe it’s possible as that’s what we think of our politicians.

So we are faced with a massive problem for democracy on two fronts.

If the government call a second referendum or ignore the first one and refuse to come out of the EU – a lot of people will probably never vote on anything again. Ignoring the fact that it is not how referendums work (they are a measure of opinion, not an instruction) the Brexiter’s  – and even some who were not  – will feel what is the point of voting if my vote is ignored.

Equally, if the coup against Jeremy Corbyn is successful – when he was elected with such a huge vote would leave many people feeling betrayed and wondering what the point was. If they oust him – I for one would never vote for Labour again. (He could start his own party and take all those supporters with him – rendering Labour unelectable for years.)

Which leaves us with the very real prospect that we end up with even more apathy and lower voter turnout than before – which is basically giving the politicians leave to do whatever the hell they want!

Dangerous times.



Scott Bailey is an author and blogger. His works include the dystopian novel “Mankind Limited”, "Thirteen Tales" – a collection of Ghost Stories and “A Spring of Dreams” collection of poetry, plus his latest work, a collection of epic poems - Andervayne's Dream. His blogging ranges across family articles, poetry and short stories and even the odd book or movie review.

4 thoughts on “Danger, Danger, Democracy in Danger

    1. The sad, sad, sad truth, which a number of us are coming to understand is that the world is owned by just a few and according to their whims, the majority of us suffer. I could care less anymore who wins in our election because the choice is big money or politician owned by big money. The ultra wealthy in our country lost the battle with government regulations in the earlier part of the century so they bought the government and used it to turn back the tide. Behind it all are the banks, the enablers of the wealth and power junkies. Elections are bought by the highest bidding power.


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