Fighting Apathy - Young People and Politics

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Fighting Apathy - Young People and Politics

Council Witness
thank you to the anonymous young political cartoonist for sending me his (or her) view of "politics" in Havering. Nice to know that young people take an interest in politics even though we have little of it in royal village Havering.



A New Royal Yacht ? Is it really a priority ?
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Re: Fighting Apathy - Young People and Politics

Percy
Indeed the frightening apathy and dogged acceptance of the status quo is the real barrier to advancement. Schools need to teach Dialectic materialism
Revolutions are always verbose.
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fred
Who would be in government under this system?
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Re: Fighting Apathy - Young People and Politics

Percy
Nobody it would be in constant change a sort of anarchy. Yes no change there
Revolutions are always verbose.
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fred
Yes about right.Thats what l thought when l read up on it.
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Council Witness
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Seems to be a lot of pseudo-socialist terms on this site almost as if some of you are freemasons
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Re: Fighting Apathy - Young People and Politics

Percy
Under neath the arches.
Revolutions are always verbose.
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bellend
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they walk among us brother
If we learn from our mistakes, why aint I a genius, If you educate the masses where's the advantage for the few?

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Michael Towner
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I'm not a mason, old son and I don't trust the brotherhood. Forget looking for conspiracies where none exist. I've been on this site four months and it's like many others around the UK - people pissed off with the "establishment" and with having no-one who listens.
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fred
I quite agree,well put.
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Council Witness
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There are thousands and thousands of political candidates, councillors, activists, and campaigners who have given up their own time (and money) to stand up for a cause.

 All you seem to be saying is that these hard-working decent people, who deserve our thanks, haven't done enough for you ! They deserve our thanks and respect.  
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Re: Fighting Apathy - Young People and Politics

fred
Don’t see many in Havering or in Southwark where we come from.
Do you know how many councillors there are in Greater London and what percentage are serving for no remuneration?
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Michael Towner
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No, I'm not saying that. Please read the text again.
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fred
15 of them on the front of the Telegraph yesterday who still don’t understand what the people voted for.
As for you being misunderstood it’s probaly your accent....
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Re: Fighting Apathy - Young People and Politics

Michael Towner
Aye lad, happen. But I'll not be mithering.
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Re: Fighting Apathy - Young People and Politics

fred
Too right me ole china
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Re: Fighting Apathy - Young People and Politics

dalek1
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How can kids express views on politics if schools fail to teach the subject?
Back in my school days I had a very enlightened history teacher who openly encouraged us to debate historical issues and look at the subject from all sides.
Back in the 80's her Thatcherness stopped the teaching of politics in history classes ripping the guts out of the subject.
Has it changed since her days?
Not likely.

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dalek1
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Talking of the North I remember I visited my youngest nephew when he was at Uni in the North East.
I noticed the large amount of allotment sites and my brother commented oh they do love their allotments up here.
At the time I thought it was a bit old fashioned but a few years later my brother started growing his own veg I soon caught on my eldest nephew has his own allotment and my youngest has a herb container.
There is certainly a trend now to grow your own and I would guess in 10 years or so you wont be able to aquire an allotment patch for love nor money.
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Re: Fighting Apathy - Young People and Politics

Michael Towner
"They've paved paradise, put up a parking-lot!"
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fred
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They have leek wars in Geordie land all about the soot I’m led to believe.
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