Why Vote? by Jo Phillips & David Seymour


15 February 2024

Swamped beneath the tide of fake news, wars on woke and social media storms lies democracy. Jo Phillips and David Seymour guide the reader through the workings of government, parliament and make a passionate case for the power of democracy. Their argument is for young people to take back control of the future, hold politicians to account and get involved. In the last decade we’ve had a referendum that led to Brexit, the Covid pandemic, war in Ukraine, increasing fears over climate emergency, a new monarch and six Prime Ministers. Britain’s place and influence in the world has been diminished, freedom to protest peacefully has been curtailed, the cost of further education ids a concern, the health service is in crisis and the chances of owning your own home or even finding somewhere to rent are getting harder. If younger people turned out to vote in the same numbers that older ones do, this country would be a very different place. Apathy is the enemy, not the answer.

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