New Zealand is at the antipode of England,
Portobello, Otago is the antipode of London,
New Zealand’s handling of the Coronavirus pandemic,
Is equally the antipode of the UK’s,
New Zealand’s leader appears to be the antipode of the UK’s leader.
How did we get here?
But also I believe that it’s by¹ voting for a party rather than for who becomes your local MP—
The UK voting system was designed like this,
That voters decide who becomes an MP in their constituency,
But since most people talk about voting for a party or a leader,
There’s no judgement being made on who actually comprise the MPs;
This process therefore selects MPs based on how loudly they can shout,
During an election campaign.
¹ At least partly and I think to a significant extent.