Gorgeous George strikes again (but who represents us?)

Yup, he's done it again. George Galloway is back, having won a by-election in Bradford of all places.

The usual people are all frothing at the mouth, calling him an opportunist and worse.

He also beat a Muslim candidate who should have comfortably won as he was for the party who had comfortably held the seat until George Galloway announced that he will stand.

But all this is still good news.

Not only is George Galloway a man of conviction, the other parties have failed us.

The Tories and their lapdop the LibDems are currently hard at work cutting up the choiciest parts of the UK to sell off to their friends on the cheap (who said there was no corruption in the UK? they just get smart and legalise it) and the Labour party failed its voters with its policies.

In all of this George Galloway is probably a good thing to have in politics (but it will be his constituents who will decide if he is worth it), but he is one man, who cant really make a difference in the bigger picture - he can just spit into the storm all heroically.

The question remains, who represents us? It's not Labour, they have shown that in the past. It's not the tories, and the Lib Dems are a disgrace.

Is democracy failing us?


Pfft! What's democracy?!

"How many people find fault in what they're reading and the fault is in their own understanding" Al Mutanabbi

People choosing who leads them.

As a concept its quite good.

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

I know you know I hate politics, but cmooooon I still have learnt something! Sense the sarcasm Fool

And actually democracy is more than just choosing your leader. It's about having the power

Therefore, even if electoral turnout is low you could say that people are participating in other forms of democracy. For example joining pressure groups and protesting - number of pressure group membership has gone up over the last 10years whilst party membership has gone down. But then protesting hardly works so I don't really see the point.

Also you could argue that electoral turnout has gone down due to the disillusionment and apathy of the public. Which is down to all the politicians being rubbish. And you could say a lot more, but this is not a politics essay Smile

None of them represent us well and now the Tories want to spy on our online activities too. I swear I thought that already happened.

"How many people find fault in what they're reading and the fault is in their own understanding" Al Mutanabbi