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Readers’ comments: We must fight back

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In response to Kathy Gyngell: How May’s machinations have left us on the brink of a constitutional crisis, 39 Pontiac Dream wrote:

The problem with this is it’s just as much our fault as it is the government’s. Watching the debacle in this country and the protests in France, there is massive disgust at the status quo but I’d put good money on it that come the next elections (in both countries), the status quo is voted back in. We are the masters of our own choices yet the country is consistently manoeuvred into making the wrong ones. If we want to be the masters of our own destinies, we must start to fight back.

arnold slater replied:

You are correct that it is our fault, we the voters of the UK are not engaging in what is being done in our name. A lot of people don’t question their MPs or put them under pressure to explain their actions and policies. Hence we get careerist politicians who treat their constituents as voting fodder, they don’t care as long as we re-elect them. Though I am not sure that Brexit won’t be the issue that finally breaks the ‘I have always voted for this party as did my father etc’ mindset of many. We are fast approaching a situation of 17.4million people versus the 550 remainer MPs; if democracy is to be maintained there can be only one winner of that.

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