Thursday, 15 November 2012
According to the BBC, voters are heading for the polls to elect police commissioners today. They don't mention how many voters are doing the heading. 2 or 2 million? I haven't noticed much enthusiasm, or much interest. In fact I haven't noticed anyone noticing that there are elections. I did make an effort a couple of weeks ago to discover, on-line, who my candidates might be, and I found there are two, one Labour and one Conservative. The Labour candidate promises to make the police concentrate on anti-social behaviour. The Conservative candidate suggests that the police should concentrate on anti-social behaviour. I don't know, it's difficult. How do I weigh up the opposing priorities? How shall I choose? I could use the opportunity to express my opinion of the Conservative party. Or I could stay home and do something constructive. Yes I know we fought for centuries for the right to vote, civil duty, social responsibility bla bla bla, but today I feel like being a bit of a rebel. Like nearly everyone else in the country.