Obviously a lot of the audience are committed politically, but I was delighted to get this email today...
Excellent Election Question Time last night, Iain. My girlfriend has never voted before and was very apathetic towards politics and after last night, she is now intent on discovering all the ins and outs of the Big 3 so she can make a truly informed decision...as soon as we got home, she stuck the other Question Time on!
How about that. It makes it all worthwhile.
Boy is she in for a rude awakening when she discovers what an incestuous self serving money grubbing club the Big 3 actually are.
I suspect her informed decision could well be "F*ck it, whats the point"
"she is now intent on discovering all the ins and outs of the Big 3"
Discovers that they are all the same and becomes disillusioned again?
Seriously however, far better someone delves into the policies and makes an informed decision as opposed to blindly voting for a particular colour of rosette.
Is there a podcast available of this?
I have to agree. We are constantly told that politics is about the people, yet it is consistently proved that it is about only those who show an interest, take tickets in QT and watch the Daily Politics or get preached to by a daily paper which less and less people buy.
Someone should point her to this report from The Times -
"The data from the Office for National Statistics has stoked fears that the economy could be heading towards a double-dip recession.
The volume of goods sold by retailers fell by 1.2 per cent last month, the biggest fall since June 2008 and more than double the 0.5 per cent decline economists had expected.
The headline sales figure, including petrol and diesel for the first time, dropped by an even larger 1.8 per cent. "
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