Why I Cannot Be a Politician in the UK
WHY I CANNOT BE A POLITICIAN IN THE UK - Generally to become a politician you have to join a particular party, such as the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, or indeed one of the other registered Parties. This issue alone prevents me from entry as I disagree with 99% of all their policies and the way in which they operate.
The only other route would be to register with The Electoral Commission and this is prohibitively expensive, so that’s out of the question. There are of course a number of other key reasons why I could not be a politician… let me explain:
I am not diplomatic. Regarding foreign powers; my attitude is let them get on with their own affairs without interference from us. They have their problems and we have our and it’s up to them and their people to sort them out.
It’s simply no good for the UK Government to dictate to others while we are unable to sort out our own problems. On that note I would expect other Foreign Governments not to interfere with the UK’s policies neither and I would make this perfectly clear.
I am not corrupt. Well that certainly rules me out, because I would not be interested in taking payment for any type of favour. This issue alone would prevent me from raising the required funds to go campaigning for your votes.
I am not a liar and I cannot lie bare faced. Another slight on my character as a potential politician. I know but you have to understand, that as I approach 50 years old, my memory is not what it once was and to be a liar you really need a good memory. On that note most politicians cannot remember either but they carry on lying about it.
I would not defraud the UK Taxpayer. No, I would not rent several houses just so the UK Taxpayer can foot the bill and then go ahead and rent them out so I can line my own pocket.
In fact I would go as far as to say that I would insist that an independent accountancy firm, one not appointed by the government but by the people, look through the all expenses. Yes expenses would be incurred for the likes of travel etc., but I feel that a monthly or quarterly review would at least allow the people to see where their money (that’s the UK Taxpayers’ money) was going and how it was being spent for the good of the country and not the good of the individual politician.
So as you can clearly see I wouldn’t be much good as a Politician or a leader of an Elected Party.
As I write this someone just asked me; “Well what would you do if you were the Prime Minister of Great Britain?” Well while I’m at it why not, I’ll answer the question…
1. Form a Party
Seems like the right step don’t you think? Type of party? That’s easy… a Social Democratic Party. Manifesto? Plain and simple… Give the power back to the voters and provide referendums on all subjects that affect their way of life and how their tax money is spent.
2. Go and Meet the Queen asking for Permission to Form a Government in Her Name
Yes, you have to meet Her Majesty and ask permission to form a Government in her name – and so you should. The UK has a Monarchy and an extremely good one. I for one would not want to see the UK without its monarchy.
Besides I’ve never met Queen Elizabeth II and I know I would be thrilled to do so. Just imagine those weekly chats and the wealth of information Her Majesty has accumulated over the years. I am sure it would be a most enlightening education during my term as Prime Minister.
3. Set Up an Electronic Referendum System
It’s not rocket science, the internet is widely available and most people have or can have access to a computer. Referendums would be purely designed to put the power back in the hands of the UK Citizen. So what referendums would I hold? There are lots and it would take time to go through them all and implement the majority vote, but here’s an example:
Foreign Aid – Should it be stopped so that the current budget of £12 billion annually can be put to better use within the UK? For example the money could be channeled into Education, Healthcare and a better State Pension for our Senior Citizens.
Immigration – Close our borders to all non-essential immigrants. Plain and simple; the idea would be to put an end to foreigners entering the UK just to take advantage of our welfare system. This would also mean empowering the government to deport those who do. Obviously we would need to craft an immigration quota but this quota would only be made up of qualifying foreign nationals, such as Doctors, Nurses, Teachers and other people who could contribute to society.
Welfare – Impose a time period on all welfare payments of 18 months. This does need careful structuring so that those in REAL need continues to get assistance while the freeloaders will simply have to find work.
Armed Forces – Conflict zones such as Afghanistan should not be our concern. We have our own problems so I would propose a referendum with the remit of pulling all our troops out of harm’s way. The armed forces job would be to protect the UK, its Monarch and its People, not to fight in wars for others. I would make this perfectly clear to all countries that we are a peaceful nation and therefore conflict will only occur if an act of war, such as terrorism, is committed against us.
I would think, by the time all the referendums are compiled and voted on it is likely that Great Britain could be great again, with a far improved system of education, health care, law and order, better care of our senior citizens, greater opportunities for our youth and to create a society of respect for one another and for individual self respect; that is instill the pride we once so readily felt.
God Save the Queen.