In this topic about UK politics I have learned many things based on the different discussions that we have had, for example in the discussion where it was asked "Is it time for a general election in the UK?" I was able to comprehend that we, the people, should be allowed to actively participate in our country's politics through events like a public general election because our voices need to be heard. Choices affecting our lives should not only be made by single minds or parliaments because we also have the right of choice on the most important issues.

The discussions also helped me see that we need a government whose policies we agree to and if we don't, we should speak out against it because with countries facing problems like food crisis and pandemics like Covid-19, the people need a stable government that they can agree with and trust. In cases where the people don't agree with the government, they may not comply to the laws set.

The UK had some prime ministers who were chosen out of the party's and individual's interests. They ended up resigning one after the other causing political instability in the country. For example LIZ TRUSS resigned after making mistakes and so people said that they could not rely on her and BORIS JOHNSON resigned after he was caught breaking one of his own rules during the covid-19 lockdown. In Topical Talk we had a discussion about whether there should be "one rule for everyone" or whether leaders should be exempted or held to different standards. I feel that leaders are also human enough to make mistakes and should be helped to correct them. But I can also see that for those like BORIS JOHNSON's- such careless mistakes shouldn't be tolerated because they could cause irreplaceable damage and loss of trust.

In a pandemic situation like covid-19 where leaders had to lead their communities well in order to stay safe from the disease and new laws like early curfew and home lockdown were put in place, people finding that their own leaders are breaking the laws that they have set themselves would cause the people to not comply themselves. This could perhaps increase infections and many dying in the process.

So to conclude on this topic, it's important for a country to respect and embrace DEMOCRACY. People need to be satisfied with their leaders to have a politically stable and peaceful nation with a good relationship between the government and its people. For this to happen it's important that leaders follow the same rules they set so as to set examples for the people they govern.

"DEMOCRACY,PATRIOTISM AND EQUALITY" if we are to have passionate,honest and fair leadership.

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  • attentive_physics | Govt. Shuhada-e-APS Model Girls High School B | Pakistan 30 Nov 2022

    I think the basics of the democracy is justice on which the whole buiding of nation stands. Justice begins with the fair means to get elected as democratic leader of any country. The neutrality of the election system decide the fate of democracy in any country.
    Democracy is basically balancing the power of the core institutes in any country. In my country the military institute is the most powerful and influencial institute due to its vast landholdings and resources. So it make it more difficult to prevail democracy in the face of such strong and influencial and independent institute. There must be a way of reconciliation between the civilian and defence institutes in order to restore the democracy to the full and fair extends.

  • accurate_wombat | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 05 Dec 2022

    When talking about the importance of democracy it is important to define it accurately. Democracy is popular sovereignty – in Abraham Lincoln’s words, ‘government of the people, by the people, for the people’. At its heart is the concept of the population choosing a government through regular, free, and fair elections. Supporting democracy encourages essential principles like worker rights and freedom of religion and contributes to a safer, more peaceful world where countries may pursue their interests. To be honest I feel like everyone should adopt a democratic form of government even if not permanently it should be tested.

  • Volunteer Icon Jen @ KPMG 08 Dec 2022

    I really like your standpoint daring_cherry. I enjoyed your view that "we need a government whose policies we agree to and if we don't, we should speak out against it..." and that "we, the people, should be allowed to actively participate in our country's politics..."

    It sounds like you have given some considerable thought to the role people have in holding governments to account. Do you think this is a commonly held view amongst your peers? What would you do to encourage others to actively participate in politics?

  • Volunteer Icon Valeria @ PA 09 Dec 2022

    This is a very big topic, and I personally think that there is a lot to unpick. Democracy is a perfect balance between Freedom, respect and equality. In Italy people say "my freedom stops where yours stars" which makes perfect sense.
    What's your point of view?

  • grounded_reality | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 11 Dec 2022

    Thank you You have encouraged me to participate in politics and elections and it has changed my mind that people should be allowed to actively participate in the politics of our country and that our voices should be heard You have really made me think that we should participate and get involved in politics we should care about the news and the politics of our country more and maybe we can be hasty push for development sustainable And I want to make an important point: that no leader or country is perfect without mistakes As for the aspect that we must respect our leaders to have a politically stable country and a good relationship between the governmentAnd the people But I want to say that there are unjust leaders and governments that we must confront without fear and in peaceful ways, and that we must from the beginning have a leader who guarantees us a decent life and that the elections are fair and just, and we have to object to unjust laws and demand our rights in a peaceful way to change the painful reality in light of social corruption And the political, and economic, and the injustice of the rulers But I have a question about how we can take a greater interest in developing our country's politics

  • jubilant_seagull | Mayflower Centre | Romania 12 Dec 2022

    I agree because if you are going to lead a country then you need to be respected and you can't earn respect without respecting the rules yourself. Some say "rules are made to be broken" but there is a time and place for this. When it comes to something serious like covid or war we need to know that we can trust the person in charge. A strong, well respected leader helps to keep us motivated and helps to make us feel safe and that is the most important thing. Volodymyr Zelenskyy is a great example of how you can make your people feel strong enough to stand up for themselves.

  • eager_seed | Shohour Public High School | Lebanon 13 Dec 2022

    In my opinion, Equality correlates to patriotism. Every person is equal in the eyes of the nation, irrespective of their religion, caste, gender, etc. A true patriot recognizes and treats fellow citizens equally.While nationalism emphasizes a unity of cultural past with inclusion of the language and heritage, patriotism is based on love towards people with a greater emphasis on values and beliefs ,Also This means that our government is elected by citizens. Here, citizens vote for their government officials. These officials represent the citizens' ideas and concerns in government. Voting is one way to participate in our democracy .