Politics (from Greek: Politiká: Politika, definition "affairs of the cities") is the process of making decisions applying to all members of each group.
And it’s politics that has become particularly contentious in recent years.
As citizens and state employees there are rules that we need to know.
The Ethics in Public Service Act, specifically in RCW Use of public resources for political campaigns, covers employees obligations about this topic and states that state employees may not use or authorize the use of state resources to support or oppose a ballot proposition or a candidate for public office.
23-year-old Chloe*, from Bristol, realised just how divisive politics can be in a relationship when her boyfriend considered voting for Brexit: “I really questioned if we could be together if he voted leave,” she told 25-year-old Jessie* from Bath thinks different political issues carry different weights of importance, but Brexit is definitely one of the most key ones: “I felt very passionately that we should remain in the EU and I think would have found it impossible to be in a relationship with someone who was pro leave,” she said.
Despite this, there are many couples who have differing political views and coexist happily, often because they simply avoid discussing politics.