Author Topic: Who will help forgotten Britain, the towns and villages on the edge?  (Read 196 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online EC

  • Shanghaied Editor
  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19,865
  • Itchy yet?
Britain has just experienced an economic crisis that has had a similar effect on our country as a world war. This crisis may be over or simply be in abeyance, but the national media and politicians have yet to fully understand the effects on the people living in Britain's peripheral communities, away from the metropolitan bubbles.

It is the job of politicians to make life better for the people they represent, but this task is stymied because most people in Britain's areas of "market failure" do not believe those representing them understand the first thing about their lives.

This has created an environment that is hard going for progressive politics, even when it could hold the answers to the problems that our nation and these communities face. Ed Miliband has called this a crisis of political legitimacy – and he is right to do so. Legitimacy is rooted in accountability and authenticity. Right now, it is the widely perceived lack of both qualities within our politics that is enabling a toxic disconnection between the governed and the governors to flourish

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/17/forgotten-britain-towns-villages-austerity-community
Anyone who tells you you can't buy happiness has never been in a book store or an animal shelter.

You are the result of 3 billion years of evolutionary success. Act like it.

Avatar courtesy of Oceander

I've got a website now: Smoke and Ink


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf