Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Hung?

In 2 days time we've got our elections. Those of you outside the UK may have heard about this recently when our PM called some old dear a bigot off camera. Only the mic was still on. Que media meltdown.

I will, as usual, be making the journey to a polling station and leaving my mark somewhere on the little piece of paper. I'm quite firm in my belief that everyone should make the effort. Even if you void the ballot because you don't agree with any of them. All this "I'm exercising my right not to vote" is arse monkeys. It's better to turn up and write on it You're all thieving tossers than to say nothing at all. At least you've then made the effort to voice your opinion.

But I have absolutely no idea who I'm going to go with. I think we need a massive shake up and I don't think that any of the parties are capable. The recent scandal involving MP's expenses proved what we'd all suspected, that they were self centered morons with no interest in the public. Are these the sort of people I want running my country? I think not. They were ripping off those of us that put them into power, the very people that they're supposed to be helping. They used the excuse that "..the system was broken". I miss the point where this gives you the right to fuck me over?

None of the interviews or debates I've seen from any of the leaders has filled me with any confidence at all that they could fight their way out of a souffle. Let alone run a country. They all seem more interested in slagging each other off than offering up a sensible and feasible solution to a busted up economy. Or reducing crime. Or reviving any sort of industry. Or reducing unemployment. Or addressing immigration. I'm genuinely worried about what will happen.

And not one of them has promised to do anything about the weather.

For your listening pleasure...Paul Weller with Wake Up The Nation (and if you haven't got the album of the same title, shame on you. Get to the Great God Amazon immediately).



2 comments:

Beth said...

Whatever your final decision may be - "vote early - and vote often."
(source – disputed – check Google…)

Reeny's Ramblin' said...

'The recent scandal involving MP's expenses proved what we'd all suspected, that they were self centered morons with no interest in the public'.

- Self centered morons? Politicians? Never...surely you jest ;)