Friday, 30 August 2013

Dealing with reality instead of living in fantasy world

I have been reporting about politics and dealing with politics since the age of 17 and I am 55-years-of-age. I have  heard about all kinds of schemes to win elections and witnessed people from all walks of life speculating about electoral systems and I can tell you straightaway that I much prefer to live in the real world and not in the world of philosophical speculation that leads to certain and unavoidable disappointment.

There is a debate about First Past the Post and Proportional Representation and without a shadow of a doubt I can tell you that regardless of the system that you use you still need to convince as many people as required to support you in order to win an election. There are no magic shortcuts.

At the moment, all we can deliver is an opportunity for people to express their views in a democratic way with the hope that if people start supporting us in ever increasing numbers we could be able to have a breakthrough to be represented in the House of Commons that would be just the beginning.

There are about 650 seats in the House of Commons. How many have we got? None. There are about 30,000 Councillors in the United Kingdom. How many have we got? Almost none. We do not control any local, regional or national authority. None whatsoever.

So let's stop talking about philosophy and let's focus on reality. In Nationalist circles, for many years, people have come and gone because of personal or philosophical differences that have never been election winners because one seat in the GLA, a few seats in local councils and two seats in the European Parliament are not nearly enough to claim a resounding political victory.

We have no track record as the ruling party either locally, regionally or nationally. Stop dreaming and start working. Regardless of the leadership of the party, do you support the Nationalist agenda? Yes or No? These are the questions that you should answer to stop mucking about personality issues and philosophical differences.


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