Election 2010, the end?

12 05 2010

Six days ago was my last day at Uni for the year but that’s not why I woke up a little excited (I’m not referring to my morning wood). It was time to do my democratic duty. A hop, skip and a jump to my polling station and I was amazed to find I was the only voter there.

One week later and there is, what looks like a very poor Pet Shop Boys tribute band having a love-in in the garden of Downing Street. We have a new prime minister and, for the first time in 13 years, a new party in power. Yet Cameron has to play nice with Clegg to live in number 10.

Though I never wanted a Tory PM at least we have the Libs in there to keep things from going a bit too Eton. A lot of Lib Dem voters are a bit dismayed at their party siding with the dark side but I think Clegg has played a blinder and giving his lot their first taste of power for 90 odd years. When, on Monday, he opened formal talks with the Labour Party he did his duty to the country by looking at every option and probably managed to squeeze more out of the Tories. Some silly woman rang Jeremy Vine to complain that this shouldn’t be allowed to happen and the Conservatives should be in power. SHUT IT WOMAN, we were witnessing the wonders of democracy being performed as they were meant to be.

Uncle Gordon had handed in his cards by this stage and probably earned more respect by that gesture than anything he’d done in the last three years. Jeremy Vine had to entertain the idiot classes again with this one. “We’ll get another  Prime Minister we didn’t vote for” I was tempted  to calling and inform the snot brained fools that in this country you don’t vote for the PM  you want, you vote for the party you want to run the country and whoever their leader runs the shop, OK?

Brown’s stepping down kicks off the race to see who takes over to lead the opposition, David Miliband has already stated he fancies his chances and I hope he gets it. Also being talked about are Alan Johnson, Ed Balls, Harriet Harman and Yvette cooper. Oooohhh don’t forget Ed Miliband, that would be fun to watch, him and David fighting it out: “Yeah well you used to piss in my bathwater.”

It’s all being so much fun I think we should have another election next week.


18 04 2010

And agree with him they did. In fact they did little else. Like two people trying to attract a confused dog. “Nick, Nick if it’s a hung parliament come to us, we’ll do that.”

Yes last Thursday what was meant to be a showdown between two party leaders with someone else there turned into the Nick Clegg show. Brown wanted to be his mate Call me Dave cosied up to him and the next morning the Great British public wanted to adopt him. In previous posts (All To Vote For) I may have compared Mr. Clegg to a glass of water or such like but had the election being held on Friday he would have got my vote.

As Posh Banter has already pointed out he had nothing to lose but he also managed to make people believe that there really is another option apart from the same old two. Paxman interviewed him last week and began the interview with “To begin on planet Earth, you’re not going to win the election are you?” (Paxman is a legend) but he wouldn’t be so quick to make that statement this week.

Clegg did mention he was from Sheffield about 400 times which was slightly annoying and his mentioning all the question askers by name in his summing up did stink of PR advice but he held himself well.

Uncle Gordon made me laugh when he thanked Cameron for making him smile in the Tory posters and getting a cheeky dig in about Lord Ashcroft paying for their campaign. He was the same old brown blundering his way through his answers until somebody asked something about the economy and suddenly he came to life. Everything about him changed from his body language to the power in his voice, the other two knew not to question him too hard on this subject as he really knew his stuff.

David Cameron was also there. I’m sorry David I just can’t remember anything you said, even the most arch conservative would struggle to claim you won the deb