It has been a very interesting week in our system of democracy. Last week we saw a clear indication of what we have been predicting for a while now is that the power is with the People and not Politicians as many believe.
The Local County Council Elections saw a low turnout of only 39%, however, we saw the emergence of UKIP with all the main Political Parties not performing as they expected. This clearly indicated that the:
1. The people are not fully engaging with a turnout of only 39%.
2. Despite the low turnout a powerful message to the Government ‘we want change’
3. After the name calling we saw the main parties back track with their comments about UKIP.
This clearly demonstrates the power that The Black Community is sitting on by not registering to vote and also not using their vote either.
Clearly, this impacted upon the Queens speech which appeared to be very limited with the concentration on Immigration, which sounded like a UKIP pledge. There was no real mention of plans to boost the economy and reduce poverty, which are two key areas that require immediate Government attention.
Is Immigration the real issue or it is the fact that this Country has never embraced it’s diversity by working with it as the supposed Political Correctness that has only been increasing the inequalities that exist.
The Black Community must now wake up and take note at the impact of last week’s elections result despite the low turnout, by people voting and using their power they caused panic the day afterwards, which is still rippling through the corridors of power today.
The Black Vote can also have not only the same, but, indeed greater impact on the demand for Change that we seek. If only 39% of the electorate can have such an impact just imagine the impact of a more increased turnout and importantly the greater turnout of the Black Vote.
Time to get involved. Register to Vote and Use it.