My blogging might have been somewhat sporadic since the beginning of the year, but that does not mean I’ve been procrastinating. An unfortunate bout of illness was probably the start – and since then nothing has really appealed in the way of inspiration. There was a time when I looked forward to the Weekly Photo Challenge – but even that has, on most occasions, failed to inspire in any way, even by thinking very laterally. I have however, continued to take photographs, and I’m sure they will come in useful at some point. Spring is just around the corner, in fact there are signs it is very close if we look – and spring brings with it many changes.
Here in the UK we have an election looming. Yes, I’m registered to vote – and I will be putting my cross in the place I consider best. There may or may not be televising discussions between the leaders of political parties – but I will be one of several who won’t even bother to turn to the channel to watch. As a regular voter I don’t really feel that I have any say in who governs the country, and the present coalition just helps to prove that. I have, however, come up with what I think may be an answer to our political representation – and I would like your opinion on how you think it might work.
Firstly – it’s important to note that every working man is worthy of his wages. Therefore the first thing we need to do is pay our working representatives exactly what they deserve. None of them think they earn enough – so why don’t we pay them EXACTLY WHAT EACH THINKS HE IS WORTH? Because they are earning such a wonderful new salary there will be no need for support from business or unions – which would therefore become illegal.
Secondly – on a very important note – there must be no tax evasion. Therefore this new salary MUST BE TAXED AT 100%!
What? 100%? How on earth will they live?
Well, I feel that the answer is very simple.
Instead of living in large houses, either outside their constituency, or in a second home handy for parliament, I suggest that they become itinerants, and spend each night in the home of a different member of their constituency. It would be an idea opportunity to meet the public, find out what they actually want/need, and, more importantly, discover how ‘real life’ is lived.
I’ve had a few more thoughts on this subject, but maybe I’ll share those another day. In the meantime…… I’ll make the most of the last few weeks of the status quo – avoiding as many newscasts and party political broadcasts as possible. We had no visits from candidates during the run up to the last election – I wonder if we will see any this year? They will probably call while I am out.