Question of the day: why are so many people now being denied political representation?

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As far as I know I am not related to fellow Twitterer Sarah Murphy, but I am a big fan, because she asks questions like this:

Why is it that politics now apparently demands that vast numbers of people must not be represented by the two mainstream political parties?

The current political consensus  between the parties, with Labour appearing to go out of its way to echo and support the government, is dangerous.

That’s partly because the government is usually so wrong.

It’s also partly because this is not what democracy is about.

And it’s because to deny people choice is to undermine faith in our parliamentary processes.

Sarah Murphy has posed the right question. I wish I knew the answer.