An old friend wrote to me this morning, and said:
I increasingly worry less and less about politics and politicians, and what they decide, as it generally seems to make little difference.
I found that fascinating: we got to know each other through mutual political interests, although, as I have noted, a long time ago.
It’s clear our paths have been very different. He added:
I find the theatre more interesting than the outcomes nowadays. Best to sit on the sidelines and enjoy it rather than having any misheld belief that I can influence, or want to influence, anything.
Do I think he’s right? No. But I’m aware he is in the majority.
And that’s why Farage happens, time after time, I think.
And does that matter? I think you know the answer to that. It does, after all, only take a good person to sit by and the rest follows.