Is it the responsibility of citizens to vote?

As the election draws near a common phrase has been cropping up on my Facebook feed: “it is the responsibility of citizens to vote”. And that phrase makes me uncomfortable. Until recently I couldn’t articulate¬†why, but the recent debate in US politics on compulsory voting gave me some clarity. It is simply because the correct […]

The leadership debates fail to impress

Amongst the top qualities and abilities I want the leader of my country are: ability to negotiate ability to manage and work with others ability to¬†strategise Being a strong public debater doesn’t seem to me to directly be a strong qualification for governing. In that respect I’m not convinced the leadership debates in the way […]