Politicians themselves are the cause of apathy
REGARDING Cllr Adrian Miners letter:
Just to sit pontificating about all that is wrong’ with the voting public may cost you your votes in the next council elections.
How dare you insult the public, intellectual enough to challenge your views on “compulsory voting” but clearly not enough to decide that, in abstaining from voting, they are unable to force the political world into reassessing the current ‘political’ strictures and its values (or not, as the case may be).
Perhaps if councillors and MPS spent less time accusing the electorate of political apathy and more time focusing upon cleaning their own house, making it more meaningful and representative of the people you might find the voter sitting less on their bums and more in the polling booth.
It is up to you, the seat holder, to maintain your position, not for us to do it for you.
It’s a bit like cinemas and theatres blaming the public for not being interested in culture but not providing the facilities and interests that would induce their audiences to return.
You sit on your seat, not I, and if you want to keep it then attract my attention and perhaps encourage system change.
You were elected to induce change and yet sit in judgement on those who could return you for another term; thus demonstrating precisely why the voter grows weary.
We have seen this film, production before. Give us something new and we’ll return.
And once again, I reiterate my position – I DID take five minutes of my life to vote but found the cupboard was bare!