Arse. There I said it and quite frankly I'm not ashamed to say it. I don't know about you but I am sick of politics. Yes it's important we have a democracy, but I was so not ready to be voting again, especially after the debacle of last years Brexit vote (and for the record I was a firm remainer and still am). Every time something like this happens it's like a headache that won't go away. I'm not political in the slightest and I don't really take an avid interest in it all, as I find it just unearths the unpleasant side of people and I find the whole thing really quite tedious. The endless campaigning, the
idiotic intellectual leaders of the parties trying to win votes with their manifestos and as cynical as I may be, I feel that it's all just a little like playground antics. The politicians spout empty promises and it seems everyone on my social media feed suddenly turns into political geniuses and cusses you if your opinion differs to theirs or you even dare suggest a differing point of view, quite frankly I find it pathetic. I very rarely get involved in political debate or reply to threads surrounding it (other than yesterday when I did have a slight discussion with an old school friend and although there was a difference of opinion it was actually a grown up discussion rather than a war of words) because I just find it turns childish and I can't be done with that.
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Having a discussion with my best friend yesterday it was clear we agree on a number of things but our political views have at times differed but we respect that. The one thing we did agree on is just how important it is to vote and have our say, especially since us women couldn't vote years ago. A wasted vote is a no no.
I do just find it all so tiresome. I have sent my postal vote in, and I confess it did take me a long time to decide where to put that big black cross. I wavered alot with my vote. I knew who was getting my vote last time but this year I wasn't so sure. I feel all the manifestos this year are awash with empty promises and yet I feel people see these as dead cert and that these sweeping statements will be carried out and all will be ok in the country. Take the NHS, it's been a big part of my life, both in a professional capacity and personal and although I work in general practice now I know it's vital we try to save it in some way or another. I have seen many a post on social media thinking if they vote one way it will somehow save the NHS. It won't. We can hope though I guess.
In the meantime....let's all play nice. Let's respect other people's opinions and be pleasant. Just think it will all be over soon!
I will remain forever hopeful as to whoever is our next Prime Minister has their head screwed on and will pull our country out of the turmoil that it is in at the moment. Well, I always like to look on the positive side of things or at least try to.
As for where my vote has gone. Well that will remain a tightly guarded secret, ha! Why? Well my blog is not about politics and it never will be but I just wanted the world to know that politics can suck my arse!