It’s probably not the best time to try and answer a question like this. A general election has been lost. A Labour leadership election has yet to catch the imagination of the wider voting public. Arguably, it has yet to catch the imagination of those Labour Party members who have the right to vote.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has the surreal idea of crowdsourcing the deficit cuts. An idea so surreal I’m inclined to believe I should get involved.
Meanwhile, I wonder what good – in reality – I can do.
Don’t you ever ask yourself this question?
Being on the losing side of politics or business reminds one of how Darwinian real life can really be. No excuses. No pardon.
I suppose that’s why, of late, I can’t help going back to the thought that tools such as tax credits were a mighty distraction. Instead of effecting a redistributive policy which would engender an organic change in the way we do things here in Britain, they encouraged a society to live with a situation poorly ameliorated and – in the event – just a tad psychologically unhappy.
Out of a desire to speedily remedy rank injustice, New Labour used sticking-plaster economic policy. A sticking-plaster economic policy which – with a change of government – could just as easily become unstuck.
So I come back to my original question: why should I get involved?
I’m on the losing side, in both politics and business.
It’s not my turn.
It’s not my time.