Kicking somebody, anybody, to gain votes

The more you look at, or delve into politics today the more you begin to despair  that democracy is no longer the principle that underpins our society, but is being used as the means to destroy the welfare state; a system that we rely on to support and protect us when we are at our most vulnerable.


Politics has always been a popularity contest but until recent times voting for a political party has been based on party policies and not in response to populist rhetoric.


The latest scrabble by the mainstream parties to head off UKIP in the popularity stakes has emphasised the total lack of coherent direction in politics in favour of kicking somebody, anybody, to gain votes.

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