What we need is a total overhaul of everything and not just a collection of politicians, it needs to be made of a more diverse group of people from engineering, sciences, etc etc so you get a realistic outcome when decisions are made. Lets have a new parliament building outside of london, leave all the historcal pomp and bshiete behind and put it in the middle of the country. On top of this let's get real and accept that we are no longer a world super power and need to play cat and mouse with the big boys and playing war games because we will only end up getting hurt. Put the people first and hit poverty, taking back our streets, addressing homelessness and looking after the old rather than just treating them as no further use burdens. This unfortunately needs a new type of political system and leadership. The British have never been good at people management and leadership, they have been responsable for many failures so how can we expect a successful government, perhaps it is time to do what others do and that is bring in leaders under contract like sport clubs do a lot of, must be a reason why they use so many foreign managers and less british.
I think the ideals listed are what makes people a target for politicians. All of the poverty initiatives in the US have failed to address why people are on the streets here - they don't do anything to get the people on the streets involved in taking their egg and carrying it on their own. They're first steps out with no long-term plan, or just outright political handouts.
100% agree on the war games, but don't know the right answer there (as in, you can't be completely publicly tied to peace, peace, peace as you'll be the object of aggression and constant testing at some point). but I fundamentally do not like the idea of war in any situation other than something like WWII, and I'm sure the lead up to war in the first place was not just "oh, look, pure evil is here and we're pure good".
The issue here is no matter what the system or ideals, there is a group of people who is too lazy to do much of anything looking for a handout, and there is a small group of egotistical selfish and controlling sociopaths, hypomanics and psychopaths who will always look for control and actualization, and they will go to great distances to cover up what really gives them a buzz and front something less disturbing.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (maybe not when he was younger, but there's something seriously wrong with him now - I think when he was younger, he was just trying to be popular and look unique at the same time) are examples of this.
The reality is "good people" with good intentions will tire before the others tire.