Tuesday, 2 March 2010

A Question Of Priorities

I have just come across this report in the Guardian which states that more than half of the 18-24 year olds will be unable to vote at the forthcoming general election as they are not on the voting register.

Leaving aside the sarcastic comment that, from recent reports, as most of them cannot even manage simple arithmetic how could they understand why they should vote, one does have to question the 'awareness' of this age group.

Perhaps sitting members of parliament - all of whom profess to believe in democracy and wish to overcome the public indifference to politics - could perhaps spend a little time and effort in educating their electorate? It is appreciated that local authorites are 'doing their bit' - in fact one such missive arrived via our overworked Royal Mail 'slave' today - but it just underlines the 'indifference' that our elected representatives show to those to whom they owe their 'living'.

Just a thought..............

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

If this is true then what have they been learning in their compulsory "citizenship" lessons?

(Mrs R)

Witterings From Witney said...

Time you were in bed, Mrs. R!