This isn't really banter exactly but I didn't know where else to put this because I am not seriously suggesting a radical change to our political system because that is virtually impossible. This is more of a thought experiment.
I see all political parties as groups of people that have their own agenda who want to run the government. They are not there to represent me. In an election we are collectively hiring a company to run the country for four years. Each of these companies argue that they can run the country best and offer perks.
Once elected the leader and executive decide everything. (I used to think cabinet ministers had some power)
If I could rule the world, or even just Canada, political parties would have just 10 to 15 members. A leader who would become PM if elected and a team who would become cabinet ministers with specific portfolios.
Separately we would elect a local representative who would vote freely.