Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Young people.

This morning I did a talk to my English class for a speaking and listening activity, we were allowed to pick any topic we liked. Obviously there were the obvious topics done by people such as, Snowboarding and Manchester United, but I really wanted to push myself at doing it well so picked a topic which I'm passionate about but at the same time would challenge me to talk about in front of a group of young people.
I chose the topic of 'The Representation of young people'
A topic that is close to me, I like many others hate the way in which we are seen in the public eye via news channels and newspapers. I actually think that in Great Yarmouth and my college people are quite naive, don't me wrong I've a lot of friends here, I mean naive to the fact that things in the world can be changed. Too many people would rather sit on facebook for hours on end 'liking' groups and adding friends of friends. I knew that it would surprise my class by way of me picking to stick up for young people. A few people after came to me and said that it made them have a think about things. This was exactly what I was trying to do, as well as getting an A.

Knowing that I was to do the presentation today, last night I had a think of what could be done to give young people an opportunity.
I made the point in the presentation that one of the reasons we get picked on by the media is because we're vulnerable, we don't have a voice. Nobody is willing to stick up for young people in a major way, all of the political parties for this coming election are banging on about how education is important. I've not seen anyone actually talk and LISTEN to young people about whats going on now.

When questions are asked like, 'How do you intend to reform education for the better?'

the answer comes back as 'We have set in place for the next 4-7 years to have education compulsory up until the age of 18 etc etc etc'
That's great but in 4 to 7 years I'll be 25 and school and college will be a distant memory.
We want to be heard now, and for my entire time in education I can't remember one big impact on my learning to change it for the better. Its just a system I've been put through and still am right now.     

If I had enough support and knowledge I'd love to set up a political party aimed directly at the youth. It would be in my opinion the ONLY way in which we could be heard, its so possible to do, we have lots of great universities with people studying politics who could pass their knowledge on to others.
The education system currently fails young people on politics, its not a compulsory subject, its not taught in depth and its not understood in schools.
This makes in near impossible for anyone to come out of school with any knowledge of whats going on politically, so we can't make any impact until we are past our youth.

I woud love to get this blog post around a bit getting more people involved in the discussion, so if you can tweet it or reblog it or even better write your own blog on the subject, post it on websites on your facebook anything to get young people interested and talking.

And by all means post a comment below.

Thanks for reading

Friday, 23 April 2010

Telegraph 'How should I vote'

Its quite interesting that I came out UKIP.

I hadn't actually considered them until now. I'm still torn between Labour and the Liberal Democrats, I think I need one more debate :)

*I just checked the results including Cameron and his goons and the Tories were bottom of my poll thing.. there's a surprise.

If you want to try it out http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7541285/How-should-I-vote-in-the-General-Election-2010.html let me know what you get :)

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Monday, 19 April 2010


In the time of the first General Election that I have been able to vote in there's something I'd like to discuss.

For years I've thought that schools should teach politics and now is a time where its as justified as any, because now thousands of young people with the option to vote either don't know why they should bother or have no idea which Party has which policies, to be quite honest its a mess. I've just had a lesson with my English class some of which has the chance to vote and the general opinion is 'Fuck Labour, Go Conservative.'
'Yeah cuz Gordon Brown fucked up the economy and expenses and shit, and Labour sent us to war'

America destroyed the Economy along with the help of Iceland.
the Conservatives were the main culprits with the expenses
and Tony Blair sent us to Iraq etc because at the time it was the right thing to do, now there are all these calls for us to pull out of Iraq. If you're having sex with a girl and then you pull out before the jobs completed, you know that you've let yourself down and the girl is fucked off with you. The same applies with the war.
Pull out now and the job we started won't be finished.

It's very easy to pick on someone that's done something, so of course Labour are an easy target for the blundering idiot David Cameron because they've done it. Part of me would love to see Cameron go in and fuck it up because I'm 90% sure he would.
I think the Lib Dem's would be a decent choice because I think they'd bring a fresh look onto the way the government is run.
Labour do (Despite what the media and Cameron and the critics say) know what they're doing.
It's a shame that the Tories and leading the polls recently but I don't think it'll last after Thursday.

Ideally I would love to see a hung Parliament between Labour and the Lib Dem's. Lib Dem's would be like the little brother of a family. The older brother Labour would control the main aspects of the country but will have a small injection of Lib Dem's fed into them which would be like a kick up the backside for Labour. Lib Dem have some good ideas, some admittedly unrealistic but all the same new different and somewhat radical idea's.
What do you think?

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Dailybooth picture #5

I'm watching Barcelona vs Arsenal, good game so far and its 1-1! Messi just scored a wonder goal.

I've spent the last 24 hours or so with Elly which was really nice, shes gone home now but i'll see her again soon :)

Thanks for following! :D

Friday, 2 April 2010

Dailybooth picture #4

Yes there is a picture 3 But Elly hijacked my Dailybooth and this is simply a protest.

This must be the most pointless tea tray ever right?!

I've done hardly anything today apart from lay around with Elly this morning then after she went home I started plotting away to destroy France. I know what you're thinking.. Why the hell are you only attacking France when there's country's like Germany around!! Well, its mainly because I think they've got off lightly for years and I got an E-mail from the FAP (Frog Appreciation President) and well he's pretty pissed off!

Yes I've gone mental.