What Price Representation?

9 December 2009

In Great Britain, Democracy ends at the ballot box.  Year in, and year out, our politicians promise the earth in their manifesto and then when they win 'power' promptly forget the very people who put them in power in the first place and do their own thing anyway.  So how do we correct this state of affairs?  One sure-fire solution is to: (add your own solution) here is mine:

For many years, I have been of the opinion that the only way to obtain true representation of the people is for the electoral roll to consist only of those who 'actually' pay Income or Council Tax.  National/EU Elections should be restricted to those who pay taxes and, similarly, Local Elections should be restricted to those who pay Council Tax.  The way our money is given away to this, or that, group, country, or whatever without any reference to the taxpayer beggars belief and is surely nothing short of highway robbery.  It really is time that politicians of all persuasions began to Listen, and Act, on what their real constituents actually think.  If Electoral Rolls were constructed in this manner then perhaps we, the people, might actually stand a chance of being listened to and, who knows, our taxes might even be reduced for fear of their losing the next time around.

Does anyone from the political world read these blogs?  If so, where is the evidence?