Really uninspirational inspirational speech.
If you don’t live in the UK, you probably will have no idea what I’m talking about but if you do live in the UK, you will know that this day will forever be known as the day all hope died.
So, I wrote that intro a couple of hours ago. And now I’m kinda going to contradict it. I’m not going to congratulate the new government, I’m not going to pretend it’s all fine but I’m also not going to let it ruin the next five years.*
*I’m also not going to try and write this impartially, funnily enough.
For the entirety of the Labour-Tory fight, the Conservative Party have stood for making the rich richer and the poor poorer. They want to concentrate wealth, and ensure anyone who needs help for whatever reason, doesn’t get it. They seem perfectly content with keeping bedroom tax, a tax that unfairly negatively affects people with disabilities, and not considering mansion tax, a tax that would only affect people with houses worth £2m+ (poor them) and would mean more money for the NHS.
Even writing that made me want to just go to bed and sleep for the next five years.
But, on the plus side, because this election result has angered so many young people, hopefully this result will make people realise that to change politics, you actually have to be involved in it.
Voter turnout for 18-24 year olds increased this year, and I can almost guarantee it will increase further at the next General Election. If my Twitter and Facebook are anything to go by (not that it is really, considering I’m a 16 year old female living in Bristol aka. prime Labour/Green supporting suspect), the next bunch of 18-24 year olds voting in the election in 2020 will hopefully swing the vote the other way.*
*Ie. away from the Tories.
If we let this election result define our lives, we are essentially bowing down to the Tories. Instead, why don’t we show them just how hard the ‘non-voters’ can fight when they believe in something.
They didn’t care about us this election because we couldn’t vote, but next time we can and we will.
hey! i'm an 21 year old medical student (currently intercalating in anthropology) living it up in east london! i spend my spare time playing dixie chicks on guitar (badly), attempting to do yoga and turning it up at my church.