The European Parliament elections this Thursday are nothing like next year’s Election. Russell Brand’s well-known call for people not to vote will make some sense in relation to next year’s vote – I’ll vote because I’m an opinionated hothead, not because I actually believe it’ll make any difference in my home constituency of Wantage – but Thursday is different.
Rightly or wrongly, us Cambridge students bang on about how stressed we are and how little time we have. European elections may thus seem like a waste of our time; the EU might seem a far-off place, where heavy-handed bureaucratic decisions are made that cost a lot and don’t seem to affect most of us most of the time. That’s simply not true: Continue reading