When did you last vote?

When did you last vote?

There are many reasons why people don’t bother to vote. One is that they are disillusioned with politics. But surely this is their fault. In the past, they only took an interest in politics at election time, and then, voted for a party because their father voted for them and his father before him. The other reason is because they only voted for one bad party to stop another bad party getting in. How stupid!

Going back to those who don’t vote because they are disillusioned with politics, do they not realised that men who were only householders got the vote in 1867, but universally (those not home owners, servants, soldiers etc, only got the vote as late as 1918).

From the Internet:

Working class householders in the cities received the vote in 1867. Those in the countryside did so in 1884. Finally, non-householders — people living with their parents, or in the homes of their employers (such as servants), or in barracks (soldiers, etc), or who were homeless — got the vote in 1918.

And although women started to get the vote in 1918, it was 1928 before they all had the vote, as per the same terms as all men!

From the Internet:

About 8.4 million women gained the vote. 21 November 1918: the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act 1918 was passed, allowing women to be elected into Parliament. 1928: Women received the vote on the same terms as men (over the age of 21) as a result of the Representation of the People Act 1928.

We haven't had the vote for that long. Please don’t throw it away now!

It's time to stop blaming politicians for the mess Britain is in, and to start looking closer to home. Are you guilty of not bothering with politics and content to let MPs do what they want to our country? Saying you’re too busy raising your family, feeding and clothing your children? Whilst, at the same time, leaving them a mess to inherit when they grow up?

You, and not MPs, are responsible for the mess Britain is in.