I’m hesitant to see politicians and politics in entirely black and white terms. I believe that the majority of politicians are hard working, and in general want the best for their constituents. I don’t expect them all the share the same views as me. I have no particular love or hate for any political party. The single quality I’m looking for is competence.
It’s been a while since we’ve had anyone competent in charge. Tony Blair is the only one that I can think of. He was thoughtful, intelligent, charismatic and competent, but not infallible. Why is it that leaders with such qualities are so few and far between? I suppose a better question is: why do we not vote in people with those qualities?