Friday, 8 May 2015

Post Election | My Thoughts

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Most of us know by now the outcome of yesterday’s elections. I used to have no interest in politics until the campaigns for this general election begun. Today after being defeated by David Cameron, Ed Miliband resigned as the leader of the Labour party; I am greatly disappointed as I am and always will be a strong believer of the Labour manifesto, ‘Britain only succeeds when working people succeed.’

As a young person I am proud to say that I have been heavily involved in discussions and have been able to read into the manifestos of the two major parties and make my own decision without influence from the older generation.

I know many were skeptical about the voting age being lowered to sixteen but in this election I really think that the opinion of the younger generation needed to be heard, a lot of 16 year olds will now have to live with decisions that were made for them by people over 18. As someone who is turning 16 this year, these elections will have a huge impact of the security of my future, financially and educationally.

Some things need to be changed for the future if this country is to move on and develop a great nation; one being people’s perspective of work ethic and entitlement. You are not entitled to anything because you’re British, you have to work for everything you have and not expect for it to be handed to you. No job is too small and no job is too big because each has a prevalent role in society. People often to turn their nose up at certain jobs that aid the country and keep us functioning in society as a whole. If it was not for those cleaners, who clean the streets, we would be walking in piles of dirt. Those £80 shoes you brought from Zara would be ruined within moments of being worn. And then those same people turn around and say immigrants are ‘stealing jobs’. If you are not willing to take those cleaning jobs then why can’t someone who IS regardless of their nationality have them?

I could go on for hours but I will leave it as this, as I grown up I want to know that I am making a difference not only for myself and my family but for everyone in society. I shall try to be active by keeping up with current affairs in the UK and across the world.
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