NoBollocksPolitics (definition: Polical Ramblings without Bias; Critical Comment; Application of Common Sense; Absence of Bollocks)
The mutterings of a would-be politician, who reads the papers and has an opinion but probably would lose his deposit if push came to shove. Like all blogs this will contain a mixture of pertinent truisms and out right waffle, hopefully delivered in a style that will at least make you refrain from beating the keyboard with your fists in disgust that I haven't been arrested yet.
I'm an ordinary guy I guess. In the real world I'm a 40-something Englishman, pen-pushing accountant, married, kids, moderate income. Never been involved in politics before, but at that stage in life when I’m paying more than a passing interest in what's going on in society. So does that entitle me to preach to the masses? No! But I feel strongly enough about a few things that I want to put finger to keyboard about them. This blog will catch me when I feel strongly about some news item or other, so may not always be coherent. But it will be from the heart.
I titled it - a little cheekily - "NoBollocksPolitics", because it may be the precursor to me moving into politics proper. The prefix is because I, like many I suspect, feel that in the UK the populace are being fed a sterile blend of the same old fodder from politicians of whatever ilk.
A characteristic of a NoBollocksPolitician - other than speaking the truth as he sees it - is that he will see reason if it is placed before him. I invite you to share your views and look forward to hearing from people who DON'T agree. Because there's nothing worse than a politician who does not listen and learn....