Political parties are one of the most useless inventions we have come up with. Most people treat political parties the same way they treat a football team, they barrack for one because their parents supported the same party, and dislike all the other parties. That is one of the most useless reasons to support or dislike a political party. It stops people from developing critical thinking skills, which is a requirement for the development of optimum policies. Lets abolish political parties so that politicans stop being pre-selected by their friends, and get elected instead by merit. Lets create a parliament of independent politicans that stop ignoring our wishes, so that we can influence political and public policy, instead of being ignored.