BY SAM WATSON, Yorkshire
In this day of economic and social crisis, people are becoming less and less interested in politics as they succumb to the belief that there is simply no hope anymore. Who can blame them? All we seem to hear from the media are the failures and scandals of our politicians; the wastage of the tax payer’s money, the all too frequent U-Turns, the dreaded cuts etc. However, we seldom hear of their successes, leading the public to believe that our politicians really are incapable.
But let’s zoom into the average British family and take a look. Dad has been told he now has to work for less, and Mum, with fewer resources available, is trying to run the house smoothly. Spending on food has been cut. Brother can’t afford to buy his new football shorts. Sister’s phone bill must be cut down. This is an all too frequent view in today’s uncertain world.
Now, let’s zoom out again and look at the Government. They have been told that they won’t receive as much income, yet need to continue to run the country smoothly, with fewer resources available. They can’t afford to pay for new schools. The welfare bill must be cut.
Everyone is making sacrifices to ensure they can still pay for the necessities, the people and the Government, because we really are ‘all in this together.’ Throughout history, the people of Britain have repeatedly stood together in times of crisis and indeed overcome them. The Conservative party offers to stand together with the people again to secure our future and prosperity, to stand and help us endure the recession so true recovery can begin.
The Conservatives have a proud history of standing with the people to overcome crisis and misery. During the Second World War, Winston Churchill stood with the country to endure and defeat the tyranny of Nazi Germany. Margaret Thatcher’s government stood with the people again to overcome economic hardship, unemployment and to liberate the Falkland Islands from totalitarian Argentine rule. Now let them stand with us again to see off this crisis, the British way!
But to do this, it is more essential than ever to hear the voices of the young people, the future and inheritors of our country. We are the people who will be left with crippling debt or balanced budgets, prosperity or poverty, growth or declination. The energy, flexibility and openness of the younger generations are just what we need to ensure our countries future is safe, stable and prosperous. We need a constant injection of new people and ideas to ensure politics doesn’t become stale, which it is indeed fast becoming.
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