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October 08, 2007

No election this year ....

I am sometimes reminded of the Billy Bunter stories when contemplating the activities of our illustrious political classes. Most of the dialogue between politicians seems to be of the "Yah boo - sucks! to you" level, and the "debate" over whether or not to hold an early election is no exception. The oleagenous tones of Jack Straw this morning on BBC Breakfast almost had me spilling my cornflakes as he tried to tell us that an early election had never been under consideration, that it was all a "media fantasy".

Pity real live quotes from his own party conference give the lie to that, and it really shows the contempt our political class now holds for the average voter that they believe we won't remember them. They genuinely believe that our attention span is no longer than the proverbial gold fish. And it follows from that, that they will also genuinely believe that we don't remember that barely two weeks ago his party was beating the election drum and threatening to "annihilate" the Tories by calling an election in the Autumn. Some of his own cabinet members were loudly proclaiming that a snap election would destroy the Tories completely and "renew our mandate". Just shows, the Polls swing against them and suddenly they are terrified to ask us what WE think. So the sham of this government of minorities (Their last election "Victory" was based on a bare 50% turnout of voters and they took 41% of that - just 28% of the total possible vote!) continues.

England is now governed by the Member for Fife, a man with no constituency in England and no influence of the Parliament his own Party has provided to Scotland at huge expense to the English taxpayer. They are very right to be scared of our opinion.

Sadly however, this fit of cold feet means we will have to endure another two years of this bunch of sleazy, spin doctoring megalomaniacs and PC purveyors before we can throw them out of power - and even more sadly, the current Conservative alternative doesn't look any better!

Posted by The Gray Monk at October 8, 2007 04:19 PM

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YouTube is going to be the bane of most politicians, because the anyone will be able to pull up old quotes. The last thing they want to do is explain something said a year ago. It's not the common people who have a short attention span, it's the politician.

Posted by: skipjack at October 8, 2007 05:16 PM

So true, even to the last sentence. How have we come to this pass? Even though the vast majority of voters want a referendum on the EU treaty, and even though the vast majority of the English want democratic equivalence with Scotland all three main political parties, and virtually all MPs don't want us to have either. How is this possible? It means that the political governing class is against the people. It means we have a dictatorship. Where is the main stream media in this? Is it that only a few bloggers know this?

Posted by: Tyler at October 9, 2007 04:54 PM