The past and future behaviour of our candidates

It appears as if there are some parallels between the leaders of the two largest parties in the UK and their past behaviour which mean that either they are both equally unsuitable or both equally suitable. The historic statements by the current Prime Minister, made over many years including quite recent ones in newspaper and magazine columns along with comments made at events means that in my view he is not suitable to be the leader of our nation. However he claims that so many of these concerns are being taken out of context and we need to move on from such historic matters. Then there is the history of the leader of the Labour Party which many people have seen as making him unsuitable. Some of the people who want us to ignore the past of one of the candidates are more than happy to focus on the past of the other candidate.

In one sense the reality is that we get to vote for a local MP and this is encouraging as we do get a choice. However that does not change the options beyond J or C, Johnson or Corbyn, Conservative or Labour. It is clear that as we are no longer in a two party setting and we have had three Governments in the last 10 years and only one of them was an overall majority. The need for a new way of determining who is our Prime Minister as well as who is our Member of Parliament seems clear.

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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