I don't take that much interest in British elections.
They are as irrelevant to me as the Irish ones. Same old parties, same old promises, same old manifestos and the end result is just more of the same.
It looks like that Cameron bloke is back. I can't stand the little shit. He oozes a warm glow of insincerity wherever he goes and not only would I never buy a used car off him, I wouldn't even trust him to inflate my tyres. He's a creep of the highest order, and he literally makes my flesh crawl. He really does have a face I would never tire of kicking.
The one tiny spark of interest is Cameron's promise to hold a referendum on the EU. I say tiny because I will tell you exactly how that will pan out. Assuming he does hold a referendum [and we all know that a politician’s promise has less value than a Tinker’s fart] he will flood the airways with propaganda, doubtless aided by Merkel and his other cronies over in Brussels. Once the opinion polls show a comfortable margin of safety in support of the EU, he'll rush through the referendum and "Brexit" will be consigned to the history books. Job done.
I'm happy that Clegg has gone. I never trusted the little turd from his very first speech after the last election where he promised to roll back the Nanny laws in the UK but specifically stated that hanging and smoking were never coming back. Aside from that he was merely a handbag carrier for Oily Dave.
And Miliband is gone too. I'm glad of that as he was another who gave me the creeps. Am I the only person who thought his eyes looked completely insane?
I'm sorry Farage has gone. He was the only one who acted like he was an ordinary bloke, and not someone from the rarified atmosphere of Eton and Oxbridge. I liked him and I hope he'll be back.
The one thing that strikes me about British elections and that is their unfairness [insofar as any election is fair]. Someone pointed out that the Scottish Nationalist mob got one and a half million votes and gained themselves 56 seats. On the other hand, UKIP got four and a half million votes and got one seat? Does that sound fair? Does that sound representative? Our system of PR may be more complex but at least the small parties and individuals stand a much greater chance of getting elected. I would love to see what the results would have been like in the UK if they had used PR, but that unfortunately can't be done as we don't know what the voter's second and third preferences were. I can guarantee though that the political map would be radically different and UKIP would have gained a hell of a lot more than one seat. In fact by my calculations and based on first preferences they would have gained around 80 seats? But in the meantime, the Conservatives and Labour are always guaranteed to get in on the current system, so there is no way they are ever going to change it.
So the UK is condemned to another few years of the Nanny State and the downtrodden will continue to be the downtrodden.
I don't know why they bother with these elections at all.