My Photo

February 2008

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29  
Blog powered by Typepad

NewsCloud Headlines

« Garret is Right on the Money... | Main | Limiting Democracy? »


Seamus Ryan

Gerry, good article. I would certainly agree with you that voter attachment to traditional political parties is weaker than previously. What we are experiencing in recent years is a failure of people to become members of political parties and I would include SF in this. There are a number of reasons for this and yes disilusionment is one but the main reason is quite simply people do not have as much spare time as they had. They are working longer hours and have less time to spend engaging in other activities including politics. This is a simple analysis yet it is something I see at first hand. However at election time these same people will become involved in the process. What is more worrying however is the low voter turnout.Now theres a challenge.

The comments to this entry are closed.