The result of the Barnsley by election is being trumpeted by the BBC and the mainstream media as a Labour victory. Once again the people who rely on the state for their jobs have united behind the socialist candidate. Most of the media however omit one very important fact...only 36.5% of the electorate bothered to vote!
Now what does this say about the state of our politics? OK the previous Labour candidate representing Barnsley is now in prison and the Lib Dems reneged on their national election policies by joining the Tories in power. In Barnsley it is almost akin to child rape to vote Tory so frankly we are beginning to run out of credible alternatives.
It would appear that the Labour party, once again, is happy to accept that they won this seat even though only about 20% of the electorate actually voted for them. It is ridiculous! Clearly the people of Barnsley don't really merit an MP. There surely has to be a limit to the depths to which the Political Class will stoop to maintain their corrupt grip on power.
Should we make voting compulsory? I don't like that idea but neither do I like the idea that none of the parties portray honesty. Only the BNP actually have an open agenda on the policies that the vast majority of the public actually want and they are tainted by other issues. In addition they are continually being smeared by the MSM so that they are currently unelectable.
So the final word has to be that unless more than say 50% of the public vote then the election is declared null en void and that constituency forfeits its right to representation in parliament. It might force people to take an interest in politics but it does make me wonder just how many constituencies would actually forfeit their electoral rights? That could be a subject for further study because I just have a strange feeling that our Political Class are existing on a lie. The people are so disengaged from politics that none of them are wanted!