I write a few hundred words each day on a subject that is in the news or I judge to be timely. Once a week, on a Monday my post is published in a weekly column in The Argus newspaper under the heading ‘I do like Mondays’. The words I write are usually matters of a political nature, not in an overt party political sense but to quote Wikipedia “Politics (from Greek: politikos, meaning “of, for, or relating to citizens”) is the practice and theory of influencing other people on a civic or individual level”. Although my personal politics lean to the left, I am firmly of the view that the current model of political parties with their various controlling interests and thirst for power to strengthen their own role is well and truly broken. It is also hard to find any party which is competent enough to take charge of our nation for any length of time, and certainly not for five years! The dogma that lies behind each of these parties is too strong to go unchallenged until such time as the parties are willing to acknowledge these fundamental weaknesses. In any case it is vital for independent voices to speak out so that there is a strong counter narrative. Thanks for reading these posts and do please provide me with feedback.
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