2018 has been a strange year for everyone around the world, whatever you support Trump, no Trump, leave or remain. From across the ocean, our problems have been different but all come down to the same thing … democracy. Personally, I believe in democracy it’s what makes our opinion heard but what happens when people are voting on what they think will happen or on what false promises vs. what actually happens but fast forward throughout 2018 and this is where democracy has failed us.
The Guardian wrote an interesting article about 11 promise that the British government had made about Brexit that were dropped and the BBC has written an article about Trump’s campaign and where he is up to.
Now the decisions that we have made will be pretty solid for the next few years, but there is nothing wrong with understanding how to make good decisions about the right political party to choose and what you want from an organisation. Legislations are passed all the time and most of the time you guys get a pick in what you want to happen and when you do get that choice, it’s important to be able to find the right information rather than biased information.
How do you make sure that what you’re reading is right? How do you understand politics without listing to people that are biased?
The first tip is to find some impartial organisations that will allow you to pick what you want from a government and then they will pair you up with the political party. British government websites often do this. My personal favourite is http://www.politics.co.uk which gives impartial information about politics in a pretty understandable way. Whatever you do, the important thing is to do your research and make sure you’re understanding what you vote for.
So grab a coffee, read some manifestos and work out what you want from the world.