I can usually find no problem in not getting involved in politics.
When I was very young , a teenager no less I was the secretary of my local ward Labour Party. I cared about who would be elected and ran some elections where being in the count before I was old enough to vote was very exciting!
Since those heady days it's been downhill all the way....
At college I took part in a sort of survey by joining both main parties in a mining town. My dissertation scored very high marks..mostly I suspect for sheer cheek!
Politics have always interested me but seldom excited me. Even General elections which do claim my attention if not my involvement have been slightly damp squibs lately compared to the passion of my youth.
This time I am interested. Having been married to two arch Tories I have learned to contain much of my interest...but on the night of the last general election David and stayed up until the early hours and shared some pleasure at the thought of a coilition.
This time I am aware of a quickening interest! Yesterday's attempts to rig the system to spike what is usually a cut and dried vote to keep the speaker in place was a wonderful start to the next weeks of campaigning...it showed the Conservatives behaving in a stereo typical way that we may have suspected but yesterday was confirmed .
I watched the first program with Jeremy Paxman last night. I suspect I will watch many more. My interest has been triggered...I'm not sure who I am going to vote for, just who I'm not going to vote for!