We need humanity and compassion in politics

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After writing THIS ARTICLE I began thinking more about how most MPs are really out of touch and there’s only a few who actually seem to have any compassion or humanity, which I believe are the most important qualities, considering the job they have to do.

I was just reading David Cameron’s response to Jeremy Corbyn asking a question of behalf of a member of the public. Corbyn asked if this man would able to pay the same rate of tax as Google, to which Cameron arrogantly announced that this man’s taxes (and people like him) would be going down, while Googles goes up. Cameron clearly has no understanding of how unfair it seems to people who are struggling and paying much higher taxes than big organisations like Google. He was completely missing the point that Google is still paying a lower percentage of tax than the general public.

If MPs such as David Cameron, Iain Duncan Smith, George Osborne and Jeremy Hunt (and so many more) had compassion and humanity, this might help them to understand why it is wrong to take money away from disabled people, those in work but not earning enough to make ends meet and penalise people for not having a home, when there are big businesses paying little or no tax, when MPs’ are claiming ridiculous amounts in expenses for things that normal working people have to pay for themselves and when young people are made to work for a pittance or get into tremendous debt to go to university (and then work for a pittance). I’m sure I’ve missed out a million other ways poor people are made to suffer in order for people at the top to get richer, but you get the idea. If MPs are going to be responsible for making big decisions which affect people, then they need to understand the  suffering these decisions will cause for those people. This isn’t like a game of Sims. These are real people, with real problems, which are been made worse by MPs who ultimately decide their fate.

So if you apply for a job, there’s usually a job description and a list of skills and qualities which are needed. For anyone wanting to become an MP, surely the required qualities should be compassion and humanity. Although in reality, it seems like most MPs have had these qualities surgically removed, if they ever had them in the first place. Just assuming that these were the requirements to becoming an MP, how would they be enforced? Most MPs lie of course, but some just seem to be so delusional that they fail to realise what they are doing is devoid of all compassion and humanity. There could be tests to weed out these would be MPs. For example, a question such as ‘you’re walking home and see a woman fall out of her wheelchair and into the road. There’s a car coming in the distance, what do you do?’ Some of the answers which would be a red light that the person has no humanity or compassion might be:

Walk? Why would I walk, I would be driven home in a limo at the expense of the taxpayer of course.

Obviously I would do nothing, it’s that woman’s lifestyle choice, not only to be in a wheelchair, but also to fall out of it.

I wouldn’t do a damn thing, she deserves all she gets, the bloody benefit scrounger.

 

Sarcasm aside, it shouldn’t be the rare exception when someone like Corbyn comes along. The man genuinely cares about fairness and equality and is constantly bullied by the media and called a threat by Cameron. (As mentioned in my ARTICLE HERE) Corbyn may be a threat, but not the kind that Cameron is warning us all about.

 

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