The Alternative UK
When we say we want to address a “broken” politics, those who never liked that grey, combative, ungenerous culture of Westminster, turn away with distaste: “No thanks, I don’t like politics”. When we talk about producing better politicians, they might say “nah, I don’t trust politicians full stop”. Yet these same people are not exempt from having problems and demands caused by the structure of their lives. Politics should be able to respond to these problems and demands. If only it wasn’t trapped in the 20th Century; if only it wasn’t designed to serve elites in top-down structures, where those at the bottom can neither be seen nor heard. If this is a body politic, it has very poor circulation.