This post encapsulates many of my thoughts on the general election. I really struggle to understand why people have voted as they did.
I woke up this morning to the news that the Conservatives had an overall majority, and I’m not going to lie, I shed some tears.I had an idea that this might happen when I saw the exit polls last night, but as I went to sleep I clung on to the hope that maybe they were wrong.
I’ve been through a whole range of emotions already today. Disbelief, anger, sadness, frustration, but most of all I felt fear. Fear at what the next five years holds for not just me, but us as country.
I can sort understand why the very rich and privileged vote Tory, even if I don’t agree with it. Their support of low taxes and nom-dom status makes it a no brainer, but those people make up a fraction of the electorate. The rest is made up of normal people; nurses, farmers, taxi drivers, single parents…
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