These are interesting questions.
I don’t have the answers – and frankly I don’t think that anyone does.
According to figures released today by University College London (on behalf of MigrationWatch), 130,000 Brits left the UK last year – just for Australia (71,000)Â and Spain (58,000).
I appreciate there’s a general air around the country that the UK is going downhill fast, but come on folks, surely we can all see that this isÂ an attitude that sparked in to being withinÂ Parliament and has been wildly fanned by theÂ British media.
Surely we’veÂ rumbled by now that keeping a population subjugated by fear is how those in power manage to maintain their power?
It seems to me that we have made a fundamental shift in our governance.
We have moved toÂ top-down democracy instead of bottom-up democracy.
Power no longer comes from the voter; it may have originated there but through our political apathy we have granted total authority to our political parties.
We have now reached the point where we the voters have lost control of the country.
Don’t believe me?
Well how about this…
For the last eight general elections the winning political party that took power was voted against by the majority.
Yep, it’s true.
On a single-party comparison more people chose to vote against the last eight governments than voted for them.
So our democratic power is where?
In the rubbish bin – along with the mandate from the people that our last eight parliaments have claimed they had (but don’t).
Faced with a political system like this and the continued ‘climate of fear’, is it really any wonder if people choose to live elsewhere?