Putting policies back into politics

Finally UK Politics is moving back to being about policies .

I can’t quite remember when it became ‘Americanized’ (please say this with a twang in your voice) ; but at some point in the last 10-15 years the ‘Spin Doctors’ took over and politics became about slagging off the other parties for what they weren’t doing and ‘Americanizing’  (again, remember the twang) body language.

Everyone became a puppet.  Someone somewhere told them (I think this started with Tony Blair) to pause_after_every_word; to keep their hands and arms in an open posture and gesticulate in an up and down motion to the rhythm of their voice; to open their top button to be ‘down with the people’; to use “street speak” to mirror the youth as it would gain their trust… to quote Ed Milliband “Hell Yeah” that really worked out well.  All politicians in all parties lost all credibility and most of the voting population.

Welcome Jeremy Corbyn.  I’m not a Labour voter myself, but thank you JC.  Real policies which you are prepared to stand behind; your own mind; your own words and your own clothes…. and no stupid hand gestures.  Phew It was beginning to look like aliens had taken over the House.

How many other people never, ever , ever watch PMQT?  But I did (on catch up) yesterday.  I think this new era of politics will engage voters.  We will have a Socialist Left and a Corporate Right and a space for Liberalism in the middle.  And, with a little luck, hopefully nowhere for the extremist Britain First, UKIP,  to seep in.

Loony Conference 2014
Loony Conference 2014

Although equally hopefully there’ll always be a small gap for us Loonies…

We must always remind ourselves that in the scheme of the universe, life really is all a bit of a joke and we must always take time to laugh at ourselves. Life is short.  Be kind to each other. Enjoy the ride.

Or we might just end up with egg on our face!




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I'm Bernice but unless I'm in trouble, it's Berni. I laugh heartily; love wholely and live completely. I write what I think. Sometimes its fun, sometimes its political, sometimes its frustration, or angst. Always its real and heartfelt. I now live in Mid Wales having found a home with my family (John, my parner and Jason, our son) here in Llanwrtyd Wells where everyday eccentricity is celebrated. a place in the UK that attracts those from outside the mainstream and has created an identity based on its quirkiness. A perfect home for someone like me who tends not to follow the crowd, doesn't have a quiet laugh, and tends to speak first, think later! Life has reached a juncture where I have become aware that when you live your life through rose-tinted spectacles, every experience becomes one including joy, laughter, friends, meetings, experiences and great memories. Having always fancied being a columnist I figured why not share my rose-tinted ramblings with anyone out there who might want to listen- and if no-ones out there, why not write them anyway - bit like a public diary - but hey I have no dirty little secrets that I'm not prepared to share....!!!!

3 thoughts on “Putting policies back into politics

  1. Yes, how wonderful it is to see the mainstream media completely flummoxed by Corbyn’s popularity and approach. Straight away, they began their tired old methods of looking for differences of opinion between J.C. and his cohorts, as if the public at large found this relevant at this stage – the death throes of New Labour – and they do not; they can see further than the end of their noses. Your observations on contemporary political methodology and presentation are astute, and it seems to me that Blair’s infatuation with, and mimicking of, Clinton’s style has swept like a virus through British politics. I like your closing observation:


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