The title, taken from this Guardian piece: Britain gets the bankers, press and politicians it deserves tells you everything you need to know about British society. And, if you’re interested, scratches only the surface of what goes on in Northern Ireland society.
So why do we give these people this sort of power over us. We rely on journalists to tell us the news (if not the exact truth). We give our money to bankers (and in a 21st Century society, only a very few can survive without doing this). We put our trust in elected representatives that they will, in their positions of responsibility, do the right thing.
While I may not have voted in a few years (a lot of years), I believe wholeheartedly in democracy. The people absolutely get what they deserve.