Wednesday, 7 July 2010

The Forgotten Generation

I apoloise in advance but the following is a tail end thought following the recent general elections...

Cast your mind back to when you were 18. Where did YOUR priorities lie? Were they in choosing the right political party to vote for to better your country? Did they lie in; global warming, NHS matters or even international affairs? Or were you one of the hundreds of thousands of 18 year olds (like me) who was absolutely clueless on politics, worried more about where your next lambrini and kebab was coming from or whether you could afford that pair of shoes this month... BUT admitted if desired to go into the polling station and select a party with a a blind eye or whichever name tickled your pickle.

I met a 17 year old girl recently who didn't know who the Prime Minister was. She actually did not know who ran the country. At first I was shocked but given a few moments to think I thought, actually, politicians don't really communicate very well with the younger generation or explain their policies and what they're about in any sort of colloquial language that could be understood by every walk of life. If you watch the news, David Cameron as well as the other party leaders are all guilty of using jargon terms that only middle class, well educated people generally understand. This means a majority of young people are choosing to throw their vote away or choose at random. Perhaps if they spent a little time reaching out to these youths then they might adopt some sort of interest in the economic state of the country.

Perhaps the candidates should consider this in the next general election...

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