Why We Get the Wrong Politicians
Getting to know the political system in order to be able to evaluate it
Why We Get the Wrong Politicians analyses the world of British politics and its peculiarities, starting from the idea that if we have the wrong politicians, it is not necessarily the fault of single MPs, but more that of a system and a political culture that is completely wrong in itself. Consequently, we end up with unhappy, unqualified representatives who pass terrible laws that can result in serious disasters.
Many useful tips to:
- Better understand the life of a British politician.
- Think about the consequences that politics has on our lives.
- Get a closer look inside the world of Westminster.
Identikit of a parliamentarian
Middle aged white man from the elite upper classes of British society, he has studied in a prestigious college (likely to be Eton) and he is able to spend tens of thousands of pounds of his own money on an electoral campaign. He has very often had a dysfunctional upbringing. More often than not, he is incapable of fulfilling the role that has been assigned to him, because he has been selected by a committee from his party that blindly follows directives from a higher command, without actually checking the competency of the subject in question. The presence of women in parliament is currently very low, women are most certainly disadvantaged, if they have a family they are looked upon unfavourably, if they are single, they are viewed with suspicion.
The key ideas of "Why We Get the Wrong Politicians"
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