A Simple Concept
Bean rang me from his holiday in Norfolk the other night to tell me what he’d been up to. Plum is enjoying her holiday and doesn’t seem to be missing us at all. I’m glad she’s having fun.
In the midst of all the excited tales of treasure hunting, Bean suddenly asked “Mummy, who won the Euro elections in our area?” He has been following the elections as much as an eight year old can, and came with both Stonelaughter and I when we voted (we went separately, and he went with both of us). He approved of our voting choice, and confirmed that we had both voted for the same party.
So when I told him, somewhat despondently, that UKIP had come in top in our region his reply was
UKIP??? Oh no. But they’re racist! Why would people vote for them?
And I have to wonder, if an eight year old can grasp such a simple truth, why do so many of the voting public struggle with it?