Is it just me or is not this Left Wing/Right Wing party politics thing too tired in this day and age to do the business ?
Apart from the fact that I find pretty much all politicians in this day and age to be faceless grey individuals, lacking in character and the ability to enthuse me about their own persons - let alone their political convictions ~ I find that I cannot believe in the capabilities &/or trustworthiness of any of them whatsoever.
Whatever happened to the Tony Benns, the Enoch Powells - the politicians who for better or for worse pinned their hearts and their credentials to their sleeves ? The politicians with whom one knew that once you had paid your money, you got your choice ?
Since returning to the UK from overseas in 1986, I am saddened to have to report that there has not been one politician in all that time who has impressed me to wish to place a vote.
Perhaps it is time for a "Vote: No Vote" happening which might knock a few of the vainglorious from their pedestals and weaken the foundations of a few ivory towers ?
There are very many worthy political projects requiring attention out there, but we just do not seem to have the people available to do the job properly...
now, if there were some possible realignment of parties, tangential to the RW/LW thing... then we might be beginning to talk turkey !
Perhaps the UKIP could provide the first glimmering of this "tangential" political viewpoint - I will continue to monitor with interest... sadly, of the moment - I still fail to see any party or any politician with whom I have enough in common, to persuade me to vote for them.
However, hope springs eternal, though I would like to be able to feel justified to place a vote for someone in whom I can believe before the expiry of another 19 years !!!