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Time to drain the Westminster swamp

Westminster, London

According to a recent opinion poll, more than seven in ten voters agree the Brexit process has shown that the UK’s political system needs a complete overhaul.

Moreover, three quarters also agree that the Brexit process, since the Leave vote in 2016, has shown that the current political class are not up to the job. And a similar number say politicians are out of touch with the mood of the country, with just under 70% saying their voice is not heard in politics today.

Although opinion polls have proved untrustworthy in the past, the emphatic nature of these results indicate something that has been obvious to most (non-mainstream media) observers for a while.

The British political system is broken!

Not only is the current electoral system rigged (to favour the two main political parties, which are totally dysfunctional themselves) but the respective representation of the historic nations of the UK, following devolution, is skewed against England. During the 2015 general election, the prospect of a Labour government propped up by the Scottish National Party was raised by the Tory press in order to counter the Labour campaign in England, while the Northern Irish DUP, following the 2017 general election, currently props up the hopeless Theresa May administration.

For a political system to work for the ordinary people of a country, it must be representative of their views and not just echo the middle class prejudices of a small number of metropolitan liberals working for the party machines and their proxy media in London. And, for the UK to survive, it must reflect the respective weight of the constituent nations, so that a smaller part is unable to hold the larger part hostage to its skewed agenda. That means a proportional representation electoral system must be established (which will instantly reboot the corrupt party system) reducing the number of MPs to a manageable and more efficient size; the venal (and unelected) House of Lords should be abolished; and the devolved parliaments in Scotland, Wales and Ulster made to work for their money.

Only then will the UK get a political class that reflects the views of the people who elect them, so that the majority of people don’t feel neglected or ignored, which, arguably, was the dynamic that led to Brexit in the first place.