Monday, February 05, 2007

UK verging on outright rejection of politics

The YouGov poll makes for interesting reading. Some details are in the Torygraph.
YouGov's latest survey for The Daily Telegraph suggests that the principal political divide nowadays is not between the Conservatives and Labour but between the British people and almost the whole of the country's political class...
Seventy per cent or more of those interviewed reckon that politicians constantly make promises they know they cannot keep, that "if you vote a party into power you never know quite what you're going to get", that politicians are too reluctant to bury their differences in the national interest and that most politicians are too preoccupied with scoring points off their opponents.

What happens in a democracy when everyone refuses to vote?


Yorkshireminer said...

I wouldn't say that the Brits have lost interest in politics. I would just say that the present political parties have lost the interest British electorate. They have deluded themselves into thinking that what there public relations departments have been saying represents the truth. They have ignored the Aboriginal vote in there calculations while trying to appease the muslim vote. The Brits have been cowered by all the new anti race laws and so they get no feed back. The result being that the idiots who are ruling us think that everything is hunky dory. Any MP who suggests that it is otherwise is in for a rough time. The BNP website by the way is getting 7,000,000 hits a month, and there is a 2 month delay in processing application for membership. I wouldn't call that a lack of interest.

Canker said...

I largely agree. I had no idea about the surge of interest in the BNP though.