Being “Non-Political” Is Only Protecting The Powerful

“Taking the politics out” is about accepting the established order

Nick Barlow
4 min readMar 28, 2024

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The Council Chamber in Colchester Town Hall, where I and others were regularly accused of “just playing politics”.

“Why can’t we just take the politics out of this?”

“You’re playing politics with this important topic”

“What I’m proposing is just common sense, it’s only your ideology that stops you agreeing with me.”

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Nick Barlow

Former academic and politician, now walking, cycling and working out what comes next. https://linktr.ee/nickbarlow