Something I've been pondering. Watching the latest Question Time on TV made me realise that many of the younger people are probably more switched on to the affairs of the world and our own country than May or Corbyn. Maybe this is because of the ease at which we can learn from the internet these days.
Is it time to give up on traditional party politics and start to work together without being restricted by old cronies, old boys networks and elitism?
Couldn't we just fill up parliament with people (local MP's) who speak sense, who represent our locality, who don't tow any particular party line?
Is there really a place for party politics anymore?
Human kind has separated it self into tribes since time began.
What you are asking about will never come to fruition.
Modern politics (in the Uk) are just a way of replicating tribalism but without real spears and bows and arrows.
That's an interesting view but hasn't the internet, other forms of communication and faster travel brought everyone closer together over the last few decades?
You still see the tribal instinct in things like football but I'm not sure we see it in many other places.
I suppose there will always be a. battle between the haves and have nots.
To a degree that is true, but the likes of instant news and the Internet also serves to breed hate and division and allow tribalism/nationalism to flourish.
My view is party politics is basically tribalism on a more refined basis and (usually) without the violence, a way of allowing some people to identify with a 'cause' and interconnect with like minded people.
I lived in the Netherlands for many years where there are a plethora (over 50 when I was there) of political parties enabling people to find a party that pretty much suits their aspirations. The result it is always a coalition government as they have proportional representation and a lot of squabbling in actually forming a working government. However it means that politicians have to agree with each other to get anything done, and the laws passed are fair and equitable to the whole of society in general. What I learnt there is that when non adversarial politics is the norm, laws and life in general is fairer. Of course, they had a written constitution guaranteeing individual rights as well and constitution, as a subject, was taught in all schools. No democracy is even close to perfect, but they can be a lot better than is currently practised in the UK. The methods used in Switzerland are also worth a close look.