To be honest, I’ve never liked politics. In my professional career, I always tried to put substance above form. It’s always seemed to me that politics is the reverse. Appearance is all important, substance is secondary. Here’s an interesting post on another blog about policing. This is not a party political thing. It’s about all parties. The Big Society is turning into the Big Lie. However, we’ve been lied to about the release of the Lockerbie bomber. We’ve been lied to about the war in Iraq. We’ve been lied to on MPs’ expenses. I am beginning to fear for the future of democracy. Perhaps we are closer to Egypt than we dare to admit.