For too long, Britain has been content. Many other nations ridicule the UK for being so hell bent on tradition. For the most part, our tea-and-scones culture is an accepted and adored quirk, like the habit of a much-loved grandfather who falls asleep on the sofa every time people are round. However, with tradition comes a disinclination for change and this, it seems, has started to become a problem.
If you follow the @SoVeryBritish twitter feed you will find that it is stereotypical, if almost synonymous, for British people to be unhappy, but unwilling to make the change themselves to alter the situation. Politically speaking, the British electorate is the same.
Voters are reluctant to choose any party other than Labour, Conservative or Liberal Democrat, because they believe that any other choice is unfeasible and simply not the done thing. It can be seen that many people vote for a certain party, or in a certain fashion, simply because their parents did before them, and so on. This means that people are actually electing a party far removed from that of previous generations; the 2013 Conservative Party holds almost none of the policies and the ideologies of the ‘traditional’ Toryism of the 1970s.
So, what is the answer to the issue of ignorant voting? Misleading ideologies? Disillusioned electorate?
We have to force change in the British public, simply because most of them will not force it themselves. It means being scrutinised, being subjected to criticism, having to work harder than the three long-standing yet utterly useless main parties. It means something a lot like UKIP.
So, go to UKIP’s website and see for yourself. See that change doesn’t mean extremism. Change doesn’t mean a social upheaval, or revolution. Change doesn’t mean that things won’t get better.
Be British, and be proud. Be UKIP.