I have no interest in politics at all - so hands up if my understanding isn't correct.
If you care about the BBC...
...or the NHS
... or the pension you'll get when you retire
... or the benefits you may or may not get if you are ill, disabled or unable to get a job for a long time
... or 101 other things about how life works in this country,
then you really need to have at least some awareness of politics.