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post Jun 26 2016, 02:39 PM
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Hi all, today this topic has been on my mind due to someone on my timeline saying that talk of the EU Referendum is doing their head in and they can't stand Politics.

I was just wondering how interested you are in Politics and do you think it is important to be? Are you extremely passionate about this field, have a casual interest or do not take much of an interest at all? How do you feel about people that have no interest in Politics if you do? Discuss away~
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post Jun 26 2016, 02:39 PM
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I admit that I have a way to go before I feel clued up about certain aspects but on the whole I do take an interest in politics, and the EU Referendum and the US Election have spiked my interest in the area more than ever. It also helps that I'm 18 and can now have a say in these things. I can understand if people do not understand certain aspects but I think it's important to at least show a bit of interest as politics can shape your whole future.
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post Jun 26 2016, 02:44 PM
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QUOTE(Jade @ Jun 26 2016, 03:39 PM) *
I admit that I have a way to go before I feel clued up about certain aspects but on the whole I do take an interest in politics, and the EU Referendum and the US Election have spiked my interest in the area more than ever. It also helps that I'm 18 and can now have a say in these things. I can understand if people do not understand certain aspects but I think it's important to at least show a bit of interest as politics can shape your whole future.

At least you are prepared to admit that you are not fully clued up. I think it's fair to say that I knew less about politics at that age than I thought I did.
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post Jun 26 2016, 02:57 PM
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I hate when people say they don't care or aren't interested. Fair enough keep quiet and out of it if you don't have a lot to say, but something like this affects everybody, the entire country, in a huge way. Everyone SHOULD care and not be so apathetic or negative towards politics and maybe the country would be in a better state. Young people especially need to take more of an interest, so maybe things would reflect us more. This isn't like sport or TV where you can just look away and it doesn't affect you. These same people will soon moan when they have to pay

I'm very interested myself but I agree with Jade I don't have full knowledge on everything, talking to Lotti a lot more recently has helped that though laugh.gif I love talking about politics, debating and sharing views and stuff, that piques my interest more tbh. During the EU ref I did my own research as well so I could make the right decision. Which everyone should have done so we didn't have the people saying "why did I vote leave now it's all wrong omg help let's have another referendum", but that could also come with political education in schools.
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post Jun 26 2016, 03:08 PM
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I've just finished Politics at A level and I am going to be continuing to study it at university so it's fair to say I have an interest kink.gif Half my course focused on British politics so that's where I'm most clued up on, and I also did an EPQ on Home Rule for England so did quite a bit of research into that kind of area. We also did do a unit on US politics which has made me a lot more interested in US politics as well. I'd love to be a lot more clued up on European politics though, the EU was only a tiny aspect of what I've studied so far. Kind of like you said though Jade, I don't feel like I know everything about Politics but I think thats part of the fun of it as a subject, it's just ever changing and continuously interesting. Backing up Liam here, I absolutely love having political discussions, whether it be people who share my views or someone I can debate with biggrin.gif

People having no interest in politics upsets me, before I semi-rant I'm addressing this from the POV of a young person and talking about my experiences with my peers! Politics affects our everyday lives so in my view there is no need to just dismiss it completely. The kinds of people who say they don't care always give the excuse that it's too hard to get into, it's too hard to understand, which I just can't agree with. It really doesn't take long at all to just read the news everyday at a bare minimum, google maybe some terms which are new and just immerse in the political world? My social media following the EU vote has been really interesting, it has been really good to see a lot of my friends having a say and speaking their mind about the referendum, whichever side they were supporting. What's upsetting however is the statuses dismissing this and acting like people shouldn't be speaking about it if they're not professionals, and the whole let's just move on! The lack of young people interested in politics is something which I think really needs to be worked on, at a local level I know there are plans put in place in my area to try get more people involved but I would really like to see this over the nation. If young people being upset over the outcome of the EU referendum could maybe lead to increased involvement of young people in politics, at least that would be one positive :')


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post Jun 26 2016, 03:27 PM
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I'm interested. Actually a lot with world politics as I've just done/nearly done a course on International Relations that really upped my interest in politics and perspective on the intricacies of diplomacy. EU, the US, Russia, the Middle East, all of it is fascinating. Because it is the lifeblood of where the world is going and so to understand current events you have to keep up with it. And I can't deny that I love how it all fits together, usually, and what makes a country successful is down to how a few people organise it. It's a fascinating system if nothing else.

I enjoy discussing it with anyone and everyone too, I'm always careful to be respectful, I may not know all of the facts so I often don't go headlong into a debate but I use the chance to learn a bit more about the issue at hand and then make my own decision. I'm always pushing for everyone else to do the same, knowledge on the machinations that drive our world, and any knowledge really, is a wonderful thing.
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post Jun 26 2016, 04:01 PM
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I've got an interest in UK and Australian politics, but I'll admit when it comes to both my knowledge is centred on Scotland and Queensland respectively.

Usually I decry UK politics for being childish and dull and live for the drama of Auspol but oh my god this weekend has been utterly thrilling in the UK. PM quitting, leave campaigners doing faster u-turns than Osbourne during a budget, Scotland saying f***ity bye, Irish reunion is on the cards, George is MIA, Labour is plotting a coup against its own members wishes, Benn was sacked, shadow cabinet has quit, Shadow Scottish Sec will be an MP from outside the country.....i could go on but i'm scared i won't be able to stop.
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post Jun 26 2016, 05:53 PM
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i have no interest, what so ever, in Politics. none.

i know what's decided affect all of us as a country, or as individuals, but do i care?

not really

it's all blah blah blah.. this was decided, this this and this- and then you get the people asking me.. so why didn't you watch the EU results on thursday

i'll tell you why i didn't watch them..

1. up until friday, i had no idea who david cammeron was (honestly i didn't)

and secondly, it's just in 1 ear and out the other- i don't understand it at all
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post Jun 26 2016, 05:59 PM
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QUOTE(bipolar angel @ Jun 26 2016, 06:53 PM) *
1. up until friday, i had no idea who david cammeron was (honestly i didn't)

Really ;o Would've thought he was one of those people that is pretty inescapable!
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post Jun 26 2016, 06:03 PM
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QUOTE(Jade @ Jun 26 2016, 06:59 PM) *
Really ;o Would've thought he was one of those people that is pretty inescapable!



lol, well that's how much (or little) i pay attention to Politics
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post Jun 26 2016, 06:15 PM
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QUOTE(bipolar angel @ Jun 26 2016, 06:53 PM) *
1. up until friday, i had no idea who david cammeron was (honestly i didn't)


I don't mean to be rude here but do you honestly not know who the Prime Minister of the UK is? mellow.gif
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post Jun 26 2016, 06:18 PM
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But these decisions affect your day to day life, and you're able to have a say in them by voting! It really saddens me to see you're so disinterested, if there's anything I can do to help you get interested let me know
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post Jun 26 2016, 06:19 PM
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omg help
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post Jun 26 2016, 06:20 PM
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what the f***
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post Jun 26 2016, 06:20 PM
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I think we got the message Lotti rotf.gif
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post Jun 26 2016, 06:21 PM
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I think she needs to say it again i wasnt sure.
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post Jun 26 2016, 06:21 PM
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Laughing so hard right now! laugh.gif
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post Jun 26 2016, 06:21 PM
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WHY DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENING
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post Jun 26 2016, 06:22 PM
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i hope i didn't make any typos
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post Jun 26 2016, 06:27 PM
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QUOTE(princess_lotti @ Jun 26 2016, 07:22 PM) *
i hope i didn't make any typos


Well, you kinda didn't put a full stop at the end of the post. wink.gif
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