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Politics... Yawn by Mintaka-TK Politics... Yawn by Mintaka-TK
27/9/13: Gave this stamp a bit of a makeover as I thought the original looked fugly. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Also, as of this update, I'm now doing an A-Level in Government & Politics at college. :)


OH GOD IT'S THE ATTACK OF THE TEXTWALL AND THE UGLY BACKGROUND!!!

Now that's outta the way, I have a story to tell you guys...

Once upon a time, a young girl named Laura was given the chance to go on Work Experience. But this wasn't any old Work Experience placement. No, this was a placement to work in the local constituency office for her local MP! As the politics-interested young teenager (No doubt Britain's General Election played a part in it), she quickly decided to take on the offer. But a bonus was included in her placement... she was given a free trip to London to see the Houses of Parliament and to watch Prime Minister's Question Time! This only made Laura even more excited.

Months passed... then finally, the day of the free trip came. After riding a one-hour train and the London Underground, she found herself (with her mother in tow), in Westminster. Laura had never felt more excited in her life.

A tour guide appeared and greeted them, taking them around Parliament and letting the mother-daughter duo visit the Houses of Commons and Lords. Afterwards, Laura grew hungry, so the tour guide took them to a restaurant and let them meet their local MP I.e. Laura's boss for the week.

At 11.45, they left the restaurant and went to the Public Gallery in the House of Commons, to watch Prime Minister's Question Time. Of course, they were early, so they had to watch other politicians. Laura was getting bored, until suddenly, she spotted Prime Minister David Cameron walking down the Commons room, with Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband following behind him. Her mother pointed it out before Laura had fallen asleep, certainly bringing her excitement levels over 9000.

Laura watched her country's Prime Minister with fascination, as she thought he was a great speaker (depsite the fact that she was usually against the Tories). Of course, the highlight was how the debates could get rowdy. She thought it was a more civilised version of school debates. She laughed when the Government took the piss out of the Opposition.

Sadly, the debate ended. Laura walked out happily, knowing that she had something to remember for the rest of her life.

...If you haven't guessed yet, "Laura" is me, which is also my first name (and if you haven't guessed already by my username). All of the events in the story were true.

:icontealdeerplz: Sometimes politics is interesting, maybe even funny. OK, maybe some of the subjects they talk about is boring...
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Surizarin Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I've found out why people tend to get turned off by politics: most (and I emphasized 'most') politicians tend to be corrupt or fucking stupid, especially in this time period.
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Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
I agree with you, because even I've become sick of watching the stupid actions of my own government. I'd rather just sit back and make fun of British politics now, though there are still a few politicians left that I admire.
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Robotic-Mind Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
Politics are... interesting! .3.
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Briannabater Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Professional Photographer
Awesome.  Thank you for posting this.
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Madam--Kitty Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Hi. wanna join my group called Anti-illuminati-01? anti-illuminati-01.deviantart.…

P.S. The group is about politics in case you were wondering.

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wafflecake26 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Ed miliband is so sexy! (HE'S FUCKING MINE OK?)
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SneezeError Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i know this comment is old buT YES HE IS
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Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
You can have him - my heart belongs to Andy Burnham. =P
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wafflecake26 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Good 
thank you
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Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
You're welcome. :XD:
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DavidCherokee245 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist
Alot of People in my Life time that I have came across have always thought and Took Politics as Being "Boring" and "Dull" when truthfully I can find it Quite Important and a Very Interesting Topic to Listen, Watch or Read About when Having nothing to do. I Grew Up Big time around Politics Through Out My Childhood and up to my Adult Hood (Which I got this from my Father Since he Always was Big at Sitting Down and Watching The News when after he had Taken a Break from Working Extremely Hard, "Fox news, CNN, Msnbc, ABC News" And Others, Always wanting to see what is going on in this World every Single Day, This all Explains Quite Alot on My Entire Childhood of Listening and watching and Reading about Constant Politics and Ideology, Thus Having me Develop my Deepest Interest In Politics. I always Enjoy watching the News When I have the Chance. :)
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AntiRCCZealot Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Not at all boring, but it drives you mad to the point you don't wanna live on this planet anymore. The world of global politics is completely devoid of any moral conscience, empathy and understandings. It's a very dark place.
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Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
I agree, to be honest. Some aspects just drive me up the goddamn wall.
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AntiRCCZealot Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Especially media bias and political callousness... :no: For example, we hear dozens of times from politicians saying stuff like "Never again", but all they do is throw meaningless slogans. I guess true democracy, like true Communism, just simply doesn't exist and can never work in our real rotten world. 
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EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Writer
Definetely not boring, no. It may be annoying sometimes, but that's only because of the politicians.
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PeachyPuppyGirl30 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
It is interesting....

But only because of Star Wars XD


....

What?
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GarnetSparrow Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Photographer
I definately agree. Everyone at school thinks politics is boring.... and I am so enthusiastic about it!
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
I agree. It's not as boring as people think. But it's not as exciting as people think either.

In fact, it's like school: we all have to put up with it sometime.
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Squibley Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student General Artist
It turns people into rather horrible things,but the only thing I find fun is how politicians jump on other politicians.
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HellsMagician Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist
I'm doing government and politics A Level and it's my favourite subject, I don't get why people say it's boring (yeah some of it is), but for the most part it’s really interesting.
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Bladez636 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Politics piss me off more as of late.... But it isn't always boring.... When it comes to nuts like Sarah Palin, it's hilarious!
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ona-napisala-ubistwo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
HELLL YEAAAAAH! :love: *uses*
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RikusShadow Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
I'm going into a political science class next year. Up until early last year, I thought that politics was the worst thing ever.

The point is, I feel that most people can be convinced that politics are worth learning, but it requires a good enough salesman.
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E350tb Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's still not as interesting as in the days of old. :shrug:

Remember them times when Parliament would raise an army if they didn't like what the King was doing?
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Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Oh yes, I remember... such good times... *sarcasm*
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dmd1337 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
I don't think politics is boring. But they are trying to favour peace and order, when really, there should be perfect balance between peace and chaos. Like life and death, or light and darkness, you can't have one without the other.

Taxes are their way of hiding theft and pretending it's legal. Breaking their own laws is unjustified. But you don't want me to be a murderer, and I don't want to lose a friend. So I'll stick to the stuff that's...you know, legal.

And I read the entire description. It's strange how seeing someone we all hate, in person, makes us so excited. Kind of ironic, right? If your English exams at school were based on real life experiences, you would get an A*.
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Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Well, you know what they say; If you want peace, be prepared for war.
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TheDragonWarlock Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Sorry, but I can't really get into politics at all. No offense. :(
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Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
It's ok. ^_^ I know politics isn't really for everyone.
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TheDragonWarlock Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Too boring for my tastes.
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