From the incoherent riots of a disaffected
youth to Russell Brand's call to reject the ballot box, Britain has
never been so jaded. Disempowered, disillusioned with the braying
yobbery of Westminster's 'elite', drained by the unpunished rate rigging
and tax manoeuvring of banking and big business, we have hit a new low
in political engagement.
Countless articles decry our apathy, our
lack of motivation, our disinterest in political affairs. Yet the
recent Scottish referendum showed the essential falsehood at the heart
of this claim. The truth is that we re far from apathetic - we're just
frustrated by the failure of our representatives to do their job.
this timely and innovative call to arms, Paul Twivy argues that this
can be fixed - and the solution is not to reject voting. Rather, we need
a drastic overhaul of our political system at every level, forging a
new relationship between the people, the state and the corporate world.
Radical, entertaining and thought-provoking,
Be Your Own Politician maintains that a newly energised, politically engaged society really is ours for the taking - and shows us how to claim it.