Politics are just relationships, not black and white

Politics are just relationships, not black and white

In the real world we make compromises

Politics are just relationships, not black and white

Why do democracies so often boil down to black or white choices like Liberal Conservative, Democrat/Republican, Brexit/Stay?

In the real world we make compromises trying to balance responsibilities, hopes and respect for others. We don’t talk about “winners” and “losers” when we make these choices.

A truly representative form of government includes everyone’s voice so that huge swings in policy are less common. B.C. has a history of such swings as we veered from NDP to Liberal/Socred “majorities” that may not even have 50 per cent of the popular vote. We live in a colourful world — not black and white. Please consider voting ProRep [proportional representation] in the upcoming referendum.

Bruce Coates

Duncan

Cowichan Valley Citizen