So fucking bored with politics

This political stuff is so boring. Danny Finkelstein says as much in today's Times . What he says is that nobody real, that is the civilians, are bothered about what Lord Ashcroft does with his money, or what Gordon does with his Nokias.

When I was learning to become a broadcaster, we were told about something called the moving train theory. I won't bore you with it, but basically, it is the idea that you should start with what people know if you want to communicate with them.

Now, it seems to me that none of the party leaders or their grey, homogenized bag men know the moving train theory. They want to talk about anything, except what we want to talk about. We want to talk about the way the state intervenes on every level of our lives. We want to talk about the way we are taxed. We want to talk about the way the BBC extorts money from people who want to watch television. We want to talk about the way our children are taught. We want to talk about the way Muslims are inciting hatred, war and murder on our streets and nobody is doing a fucking thing about it.
And what is the big story today? Lord Ashcroft's tax arrangements. They are having a fucking laugh.

7 comments:

Spartan said...

So true WW. I feel exactly the same.

How they must hate the internet and the bloggers ... wouldn't they just love to control it?

Ruth@VS said...

Agreed. I have no interest in Lord Ashcroft at all. What does interest me is the way the government is trying to control those who educate their children at home because of the crap education system we have now, but that has not even been reported by the BBC. And where did all the money I paid in tax go? What is actually going to change when the government changes? I despair...

strapworld said...

OFT.

Have you seen this? Eugenics by the back door!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uirPbURXJg&feature=player_embedded

Wrinkled Weasel said...

I am probably going to do a post about home schooling Ruth, now that you have reminded me.

enjoy peace while it lasts said...

In years to come you will yearn for this boring time in politics WW.
The country is about to enter a dark period with social breakdown and food riots. Hundreds of thousands of public sector jobs will go. Taxes will rocket. Food prices will rocket as inflation kicks in big time. The flight of sterling into other currencies will be banned.
It doesn't matter what happens at the election either. They will all have to make massive cuts and try and stop civil unrest using the police and then the army.
Who was it who said the people are only two meals away from anarchy ?

Wrinkled Weasel said...

EPWIL, I try to maintain a happy, optimistic spin on this blog.

If I believed in your scenario I would slit my wrists.

La La La I'm not listening.

(Well, you have to try!)

Mrs Rigby said...

They're all, really, a bit out of touch aren't they. But at least all this 'personality' stuff is keeping the real problems of the country off the front page.