I have to agree with Russell Brand as having only voted once in my life, the government or current political system in the UK just doesn’t involve us or rather it doesn’t involve our or any ideas for change. I have no understanding of politics and can’t say whether Brand is off his rocker or spot on but what he says does make sense to me. Our government comes across, to me, like a “gentlemen’s club”; if you don’t dress in a style that’s fitting or speak with manners, the door is well and truly slammed in your face… pretty much like Paxman was attempting to do in the interview, which is ironic because if it’s one man who knows that the system is in dire need of change it’s him. In fact I can’t even begin to say how irritated I am by Paxman’s attitude towards Brand. He is quite obviously sitting there thinking he’s not only smarter than Brand but clearly thinks Brand is having a laugh and hasn’t a clue what he’s talking about. It is of great relief to see the wondrous, articulate and pretty damn precise direction of Brand, cream every opposing question Paxman throws at him with such clarity. But it is still annoying that you can blatantly see that Paxman went to that interview thinking “what the bloody hell am I doing this for?” and came away thinking the exact same thing having decided previously to pretty much ignore everything Brand was going to say or said. Paxman didn’t and hasn’t taken him seriously but he bloody should’ve done.
Too much tradition, too much shying away from the public, too much selfishness, too much greed and as usual, as has been the case for years and years, party leader after party leader - too much tax. Whilst some issues do get resolved here and there, they always seem to come back and bite us on the ass one way or another, setting us up fighting for the same damn thing we fought for way back when. This has been going for decades now and like Brand says, it doesn’t work and the system does need changing. I mean out last political election was a complete farce. Somehow, two parties practically break even in the poles and yet one is decisively picked to be the stronger fit for leader in a sort of combining of the two? Maybe I’m talking bollocks about that but that’s what I seem to remember. All I know is that we’re not exactly “winning” right now and that’s with a two party union (of sorts).
Why is that? Because no matter who is in charge, as Prime Minister, they are still surrounded by the same people day in, day out who ultimately decide on how fucked up our country is going to get and no matter what, they will always believe that they know what’s right and what’s wrong and attempting to tell them otherwise will result in that door to that “special club” being slammed in your face. No matter whether you’re IQ is through the roof or if you’re a famous comedian, you’re not getting in… so, as a colleague of mine said to day, “let’s follow Guy Fawkes idea and blow up parliament!”… here, here!