always good to hear from you man, think if we ever sat down and chatted we'd find some common ground, like an islet in the middle of the river lol. im just a disenfranchised liberal (small l). to be honest i cant be bothered with the minutiae of policy and politics anymore. as a society i think, we are getting ever more f'ed up, on a psychological level and politicians cant fix that. a new kind of consumerism is rampant, its been ever present since the industrial revolution but i think over the past decade or so the advent of social media has democratised the commodification of people to the extent many seek approval or validation in things that will never give them fullfilment. i think itll eat away at our collective sanity eventually and ties into your point of the degrading standard of discourse, online platforms make these shows primarily exercises of ego stoking rather than looking to develop any serious political discourse. i feel ranty, lol. the mogg is one of the few politicians who isn't trying to dupe everyone. no one will ever side with him by accident. he is unapologetically who he is. whether you agree with him or not, i think that is something that should be promoted. we have this uber santised political environment where dead eye career politicians consistently try to feed people sound bites and navigate their careers by causing as little offense as they can. for me at least its driven me to the point of apathy tbh. also he called his sixth child sixtus, gt to give the guy props for not giving a 5hit, lols. i didnt know you worked in health care, what do u do if u dont mind me asking. I have far too little knowledge to comment on how to improve the NHS tho. as for young people, perhaps i have a different view because maybe my situation was anomolous but i grew up in a community where me and my closest friends were supposed to turn out as no good F ups, but that didn't happen, partially because we competed with each other and built up our aspirations. far too many young people from poor backgrounds have their aspirations killed in school (and the left imo is the biggest culprit), and there is a failure of the entrepreneurial spirit in this country, with far too few of the monied class willing to take punts on young entrepreneurs. there will always be a core of voters, including me, who will just never be able to vote for someone as far left wing as corbyn, so he has a far smaller share of votes to compete for, which means unless all the stars align for him, hes unlikely to get a majority. jeez, didnt realise i wrote that much lol.