Are voters that stupid?

Whilst it seems probable that the Tories will win the June election in the UK, it is extraordinary that they have a one line slogan which they hope will be enough to carry them to victory.

This is brought about  because the opposition parties are so hopeless.  This seems to me a hapless state for British politicss which seems to have transmogrified into a one party state.  All this is in the shadow of Brexit which a small majority of Brits voted for almost a year ago.  This is democracy at its worst.  Although I voted to leave for what I think are cogent reasons, including anti federalism and rule by the unelected, I think the majority of my fellow brexiteers voted for the wrong reasons.  I don’t want to sound eletist nor know it all, but listening to interviews with the “man in the street” I hear a sizeable majority banging on about immigration which maybe an issue but it is a modest one compared with trade, the Euro and the Brussels elite.

Having said that, I find it unfortunate that Theresa May who claims a mantra of helping those who are “just getting by” following the herd and emphasising the impossible target of tens of thousands of immigrants by the end of the next parliament.  She has also set herslf up as the focal point of the UK’s Brexits negotiators almost to the exclusion of everyone else.  I don’t like the cult of personality as a substitute for policy.  Nor should the voters.

Whilst Corbyn and Farron are weak, they have ideas which are not entirely without merit, even appealing.  However they do promulgate some daft ideas which instantly disqulify them from being elected. The Libdems want to relive the Brexit referendum after the negotiations are concluded and then see if we like the outcome or not?  Labour wants to nationalise the railways and rise corporation tax and screw the rich.  All very attractive to the poor but the consequences would be dire for the whole econony.

They all agree on increasing the funding of the NHS and Social care, with the Tories passing the buck and the burden to the individual middle class voter whilst those who are poorer will somehow be looked after by ?????!

What a futile exercise, the politically ignorant voting for the narrow minded egoists. We get the government we deserve, of course and I fear the general ignorance will come home to haunt the UK.  It all goes back to Cameron and his puerile choice to go for a referendum to sort out the belligerent Tory right. He didn’t foresee that the whole thing would be seized upon by the Ukippers of this world, assuming that the electorate would shy away from a break with Europe.  How wrong he was.

His submarine Home Secretary at the time, knew a thing or two about aspiration and changed from Arch-Remainer to leading Brexiteer in a trice, suddenly driven to lead a “strong and stable” (gag – gag) government against the bureaucrats of Brussels.  What a conversion, next best thing to St Paul at Tarsus.

Still nature abhors a vacuum, so the May followers have it.

About manseljames

75 yrs young happily living in the land of my fathers. Married to the lovely Dawn and father of my lovely Vicky. Poet and writer who scribbles away every day. Write novels, blogs and poetry and don't much mind if the works reach a wide audience or not. Well traveled but now putting down roots at last. Not much of the world left to see! Thankful for a great life so far and revving up for a strong finish!
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