Why You Should Vote

If you didn’t realise, Theresa May called a snap election. The previous election took place in 2015 and the next one wasn’t due to happen until 2020.

Our country is in a state of uncertainty, especially with Brexit negotiations, our economy and living standards are falling and well it all seems a bit of a mess really…

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15.9 million of you didn’t vote in the last general elections but quite frankly if you don’t take the time to vote, you cannot complain about the outcome of government decisions and choices made within parliament.

I’m not writing this post to put my views onto others because I believe everyone should make their own informed opinion but you definitely should vote.

I’ve seen many social media posts recently of individuals not taking the vote seriously and understanding that we didn’t always have the right to vote and people suffered in order to give us this right.

If you are unsure about who to vote for there are plenty of quizzes to see who you may side with but take a look at the party websites and make sure you are sure before you decide.

And if you aren’t planning on voting this year, you should. It could be your vote which makes the difference to the way the country is run and our future.

 

Bookclub #4 / 1984

I haven’t written a blog post in quite a while but I’m starting back with another bookclub post. I’ve recently been reading what are known as ‘bucket list books’ and I’m currently going through the classics and this blog post is George Orwell 1984. 

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This is a book many people might read in school so I may be slightly late to the party. I read the book on recommendation of one of my good friends Reece and I’m very glad I did.

‘Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in.’

First of all the book is quite scary and sent chills down my spine as I read it. It was one of those books that I could not put down. You know, the ones you have to carry on reading throughout the night, even though your eyes are burning and your brain hurts?

If you haven’t read 1984 it’s an incredible read based around main character Winston Smith and his life under the watchful eye of ‘Big Brother.’ It highlights the surveillance state, the power of the mass media and how they manipulate public opinion and it really resonated with me how our world works now and how George Orwell almost predicted the future.

 

If you haven’t read this book yet, do.

Hope you enjoyed this post.

Jas