Australia’s current woes encapsulated.
My only disagreement is the bit at the end where she says Russell Brand’s option of not voting is not an option in Australia. While it is true that it is compulsory to vote in Australia, the way I see it is thusly;
If everyone who felt strongly about what is going on in Australia declined to vote surely that would send a message in itself? A non vote of no confidence. The only problem is if our voting system is corrupt they will simply fudge it and declare a tory win regardless, which I suspect may have already taken place.
Let me start by saying I’m a big fan. You can file this letter under fan-mail if you like, but as you can see, since it’s an Open Letter, it clearly has a much larger purpose than patting you on the back. The reason for my letter is that I wanted to let you know about a huge problem Australians like me are currently having to deal with. This problem is our Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, and his blatant predilection for making political decisions in the interest of his corporate mates, while stomping on the interests of working Australians.
Today you published a brilliant article about the state of politics in the UK, which started with this cracker of a first paragraph:
“It’s the reason for the collapse of democratic choice. It’s the source of our growing disillusionment with politics. It’s the great unmentionable. Corporate power. The media…
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