I’m going to cheat this week (my page, my rules to break!) and share two of my favourites from the instagram of talented writer/director, Laura Evers Johns. I see she’s just added some lovely skies too (https://instagram.com/lauraeversjohns/). Thanks Laura.
This week’s Photo of the week comes from my mate Gary Seabrook. He’s even written a few words (below pic)
Inspired by ‘the jealous curator’ who fills my inbox with beautiful things (link below), I’m going to attempt ‘photo of the week’.
The first is by my friend Ruben. He shares his photos regularly on social media and I always look forward to seeing where he’s been. I like how he sees the world. Look out for more from him…
Well it seems nobody is happy with the outcome of the UK 2015 general election, not in the circles I move in anyway.
At least 50% of the uk’s voters must be happy though – the ones who voted for the Conservative Party as they won with a majority. If that’s just the outcome of living in a democracy and I am, in fact, a minority, that’s fair enough, but I still have the right to be represented in parliament.
And I’m not the only one who thinks so. There is a call for ‘Proportional Representation’. A friend posted, “Between them, the Greens and UKIP got 16% of the popular vote. If that translated to seats, they’d have 104 in total. They got 2.”
Whatever you think of the other parties, proportional representation must surely be fairer? It might also encourage more people to vote. Remember, it’s not 50+% of the uk that want a conservative government when only 66.1% of the UK voted. It’s 50+% of 66.1%! That leaves a hefty chunk of the population who either disagree, couldn’t vote for practical reasons, don’t think any of the parties have anything to offer or think there’s no point voting because ‘their vote won’t change anything’. I wonder what the outcome would’ve been if voting were compulsory.
I’m sure we’d be closer to a true representation of the UK if more people believed in the system and felt they had some input. There’s a petition below for electoral reform. It’s got to be worth a try.
There are some other interesting stats here: