Why we hate politicians … and end up with those we deserve


THE UK’s less than a year away from a General Election but just look at the choice offered by the main parties! Is there anyone near the top in any party that you’d want running the country, let alone trust?

Politicians these days regard their ‘job’ as an all-expenses paid hobby, with a few tedious interludes when they gather to barrack whoever’s speaking in Westminster that day and even more tedious surgeries when they have to pretend to listen to the plebs. There may be some honest, decent, conscientious ones amongst them, but they soon learn what the party line is!

Basically, modern politicians – many lacking real-world experience – can never say it as it is, never use common sense and hedge everything (except possibly for Ukip’s Nigel Farage, which maybe accounts for his popularity?). Not to mention their peculiar way of talking (usually ‘down’ to the plebs) whilst trying to appear sincere – is there some elocution school they’re forced to attend? If so, Ofsted should shut it down immediately.
Obsessing over focus groups, they’re forever promising something – anything – so long as they’re re-elected. How about proper governance in the first place, eh? All people want, generally speaking, is a safe environment to live in, clean water, decent food and enough money to live comfortably.

But so many politicians today simply don’t tell the truth or deliver what the people, who elected them, want. They have their own agenda, very often increasing their own self-worth at the expense of those they’re supposedly ‘representing’ whilst simultaneously forcing ridiculous PC values on them.

And in this age of political correctness, nobody wants to hear the truth and so politicians are only too happy to oblige by failing to address it – either by ignoring it or being “economical” with it. End result: voter apathy – and so we end up not with the politicians we really need but those we deserve.

Speaking about truth, many thanks to all of you who purchased my recently-published thriller, Land of Lies, following my piece about it here recently. Thanks also for helping my other novels, Retribution, Soul Stealer and The De Clerambault Code sell so fantastically well, too! And keep those great comments coming to my website and donations to Cudeca!


Nora Johnson’s thrillers ‘Landscape of Lies’, ‘Retribution’, Soul Stealer’, ‘The De Clerambault Code’ (www.nora-johnson.com) availablefrom Amazon in paperback/eBook (€0.89; £0.79) and iBookstore. Profits to Cudeca  




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