♫ I’ll Still Be Using My Voice

In the best traditions of both british music and democracy, Thea Gilmore wrote a song to celebrate the election. Some people – politicians in particular – seem to think that the election is the chance for British citizens to express their views.  We then hear ridiculous statements about how “the electorate has voted clearly to…” {demand tax cuts | oppose health care reform  |  say no to proprortional representation | demand electoral reform|…} from people with the predictive chops of a fairground fortune teller.

Rubbish. I voted for a representative. I wanted to be represented. To do that requires constant consultation. An election doesn’t have enough bits to encode everything I want to say to my representatives. So I’ll still be using my voice.

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