Wednesday, 29 September 2010

My daughter's views on politics

For those of you who cannot get enough of my daughter and me, a fairly general sentiment I believe, here is a chance to hear what she has to say about the political situation in this country. She is at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester today and was asked to help field calls on a phone-in on Radio 5 this morning. The more cynical among you, and indeed almost everybody in the United Kingdom who is not one of her parents, may well be scratching their heads
at this point and asking, 'What on earth does a seventeen year old girl know about anything?' This is a fair point and one which I am forced to concede! Any way, for those who do want to hear what she has to say, the phone-in starts at 21 minutes into the programme.

There are also a number of strange people with provincial accents, but I wouldn't listen to them too closely. The good Lord alone knows where they find these peculiar individuals! I didn't realise before that anybody actually lives in the North of England; beats me why these types don't move to the Home Counties like everybody else.


  1. how she feel about Balls losing? and your right she knows nothing about anything! and what she said was rubbish building schools maybe that is you telling her how good schools are

  2. Policy can be based on opinion, informed opinion or evidence-based research. People are entitled to their opinions, of course, but it isn't sufficient for the purposes of running the country in a way that keeps us safe and reasonably prosperous.

    The best-informed 17 year-old, can't, by definition, know as much as a middle-aged, experienced, well-informed politician who has spent a long time in government. What we need is some of the latter, who seem to be in increasingly short supply. As Ehud Barak is reported to have said to Nick Clegg recently "Your government looks like a youth club."

  3. As Ehud Barak is reported to have said to Nick Clegg recently "Your government looks like a youth club."

    lol and Ehud is right!