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How Does Politics Impact Us?

Like it or not, politics impacts all of us - yes, all of us. Take a look at some of the ways in which politics impacts you, and read some recent political news stories below.
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'Politics Doesn't Impact Me'

It can be easy to think that politics doesn't impact us and that we don't need to bother understanding it. However, politics really does impact all of us, often in small ways that we don't even realise - and it has the potential to change the way we live our lives both now and for generations to come.

We've listed 15 different activities that you and others might have done today - click each item to read more about how politics relates to it. Once you've found out how politics impacts us and different things we do, why not test your knowledge by trying to answer the question below?
Have you driven a vehicle?

There are laws about what speed you can drive on different roads, as well as various other rules for driving. If you break these laws, you could face a fine or even time behind bars. These rules and the range of penalties for breaking them are put into law by politicians.

Politicians also play a role in deciding what roads are built and developed. 

Politics In Action

Now that you've seen how impacts you, why not take a look at some recent political news stories?

Politics is everywhere, so these stories may be about anything from key political decisions to how a politician has responded to a particular event. For more stories, click here.

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