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Broken Politics

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Nick Assinder
Broken Politics
Nick Assinder's analysis of UK politics.

They have lied, broken promises, ignored huge swathes of the electorate while at the same time feathering their own nests or behaving as though they rule by divine right. And then they wonder why the biggest political movement of the moment is the dangerous, self-defeating, anti-politics movement. And they keep getting it wrong on an almost daily basis, further entrenching the notion they are "all as bad as each other" and undermining the basis of the democratic system. But they are not all as bad as each other. The House of Commons is full of hard-working, honest individuals with a genuine sense of public duty. But their voices are drowned out and their actions often ignored, ridiculed or dismissed. After one of the most depressing and lacklustre election campaigns for decades, it is time for something else - the leaders have all promised to repair the broken system but there is little sign they know how to do it or are willing to do anything that challenges their own vested interests. I will cast a sceptical eye over the big political developments of the day, analyse motives, highlight hypocrisy and spin and, occasionally, just take the mickey.

##Politics, ##Westminster, ##Labour, ##Conservatives

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