The increasing reality
is, that for some time now, our politicians don't fear us as there is nothing we can do to
impose our will on them individually or collectively.
The only time politicians attempt to appeal to our desires is at General Elections and even then, for some years now, around 40% are not persuaded by their promises to vote. At the last election, in 2019, 33% of the voting population of 47.5 million didn't bother - that's 15.7 million and the reasons are spelt out below in this simple Google search.
"After increasing for many decades, there has been a trend of decreasing voter turnout in most established democracies since the 1980s. In general, low turnout is attributed to disillusionment, indifference, or a sense of futility (the perception that one's vote won't make any difference"
I find it sickening to watch our preening, hypocritical and mostly incompetent politicians taking us from one blunder and crisis to the next.
The reason we have six demands, and not just a list of things we would like, is because unless and until we DEMAND what we want we will continue to be ignored and the government of the day will continue to pander to the last pressure group to sit on them.
Our PMs latest eye catching but completely impractical and undeliverable ‘Green’ initiative sums up how much our politicians are out of touch and have completely lost the plot and it should also be noted that this policy is largely recycled old material.
If we want things to change then we are going to have to actively campaign to get what we want as, what is for certain, left to their own devices our self-centred politicians are not going to give up power to a sovereign people of their own accord.