Tuesday, 11 May 2010
It's been like watching attempts to resuscitate a run-over cat whose spine is smashed. Even Labour MPs and ministers have said 'Oh, just give it up and put us all out of our misery'. Blunkety-Blunk and the Strawman have openly said that the Gorgon's 'Rainbow Coalition' could not work.
In a way, it's a pity. If there was one thing guaranteed to wake up the English, it would be to see the party they voted overwhelmingly into power still in opposition, while everyone they didn't vote for takes control. As CF says, the party that won the election would then be the only party to have no place in Government.
The Scots, Irish and Welsh wouldn't rise up because of this. The parties they voted for would all have more power than they ever dreamed possible. Even that Green MP, the Snow Queen (thanks to JuliaM in the comments for that one), would have more say in government than Dai Cameroid. That was never going to sit well with all those Tory voters. Nor with the non-Tory voters who voted Tory to get rid of that sack of spanners tied up ugly who still squats and drools in the seat of power.
So there will be much discussion on the idea of voting reform over the next few weeks. I note that none of this 'electoral reform' mentions anything about postal vote fraud. That is easy to fix. Just stop allowing it for all and sundry. I could have had one even though I don't need one. Anyone wanting a postal vote would have to give a damn good reason for it, or preferably turn up in person at a council office, cast the vote, seal it in an envelope and put it into a locked ballot box. Then their name is crossed off the register. That way, if you're going to be out of the constituency on polling day, you can still vote and nobody can use your name while you're away.
I have a feeling postal voting might still be around for the next election. So will Count Mandelstein. The Gorgon, too, is staying on as an MP but his curse now only extends to the borders of Kircaldy and Cowdenbeath. You voted for him, he's all yours now.
It's time for a bit of relaxation and perhaps another one of these. Since the wrangling is over for the moment I can also get back to ranting about smoking. Standing in the next election is under consideration, I hear both 'go for it' and 'don't do it, it's a lot of work for no gain' voices. A lot to consider.
I'll give the Cameroids and the Cleggies a few days to settle in before letting loose. Although I see the maniac Dorries is already causing problems. Tut-tut, Nadine, you are taking advantage here. You know Dai can't sack you with the numbers he has.
The voters, however, might. That next election is a lot less than five years away.
Oh and a note to the Green MP. It's snowing again. When are you going to do that global warming thing you've been promising?
Posted by Leg-iron at 14:41