Is society breaking down?

Politics has always been a controversial topic of discussion since as long as anyone can remember, so I’m going to try make this post as equally weighted as possible, though please do consider my opinion as I am allowed one, just like you.

I think everyone is prepared to admit the UK government has not handled the Coronavirus pandemic in the most ideal way, and that’s just putting it politely. I recently read on the Metro that 16 million pounds had been spent on faulty Covid-19 tests… 16 million of the tax payers money on something to go to waste. I can totally understand why trial and error is important in this instance, after all, we’ve never had anything like this ever before, but surely it would seem reasonable to choose one direction and go with it, rather than sending mixed messages to the public about what they should and shouldn’t be doing? Yes, of course we need to experiment with different solutions to tackle this global problem, but is abandoning an 11 million pound track and trace app really going to be the solution after spending all that money to get it up and running?

I’m not saying I could do a better job, not at all, although at least I have the sense to listen to other’s opinions and understand their reasoning. Like most, I do feel sorry for Boris Johnson, and it seems he cannot do right for doing wrong.

This image really caught my eye the other day. It’s pretty much a summary of all the contradictions made by the man we elected to lead our country… I have no words. It’s strange that there’s a stigma around people who support Conservative, but also people who support Labour… if you don’t want any of the connotations attached to these two organisations, then which party are you really meant to support, of whom actually have a chance of winning the vote?

I wonder if people from other countries laugh at the state of our political system, it seems no matter which party policy you choose to vote for, there will always be something that they propose to implement, of which you disagree with. I once saw a post on twitter that wrote “if you have the opportunity to vote, then use it with the people in mind who need the policies the most”…

Covid-19 has seriously exposed some enormous flaws in the government’s set up and manner of handling the situations it faces. Democracy in a sense appears to have gone out of the window, with the people in power implementing decisions without consulting other MP’s, and ignoring advice from Chief Scientists employed by WHO. From what I’ve gathered, the British public are loosing faith in the government, with over 1/3 of people stating that they would not be a compliant with lockdown rules a second time round according to the BBC. All I’m saying is it’s going to be a very interesting general election the next time the ballot box comes around, never mind if Scotland take a second referendum on voting to leave the UK…

Love El xx

Published by Eleanor

Living in England as a teenager, trying to be as positive as I possibly can whilst currently fathoming my way through the first year of an undergraduate deree, holding down 2 part time job as well as spontaneously starting a blog!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create your website with WordPress.com
Get started
%d bloggers like this: