I’m not bothering with links for this one. Pick up any newspaper…
Well it’s all over for another five years. We have a Tory government with an SNP opposition and all the other parties have no leaders and are running around like headless chickens.This would be a good moment to repeal an awful lot of shitty and stupid laws. It won’t happen.
56 SNP MPs! They are, naturally, crowing about what they’ll do but really they make no difference. It’s still 56 Scottish lefties, just like it was before.
The only real difference is that this time, those 56 Scottish lefties don’t agree with all the English/Welsh/Irish lefties because they are a different party with a very different agenda. They’ll sometimes split an opposition vote and might make things easier, not harder, for the Tories.
The Tories seem to have made a few gains in central-belt Scotland which was a really big surprise. Last time I think there was one little blue dot in between Edinburgh and Glasgow and this time there’s a larger blue patch. That was unexpected – at least I didn’t expect it.
Moribund is done for and the fight is on for the next captain of this sinking ship. Labour took quite a beating, but it was nothing compared to the Libby Dims. Utter destruction. So Little Clegg (he of the ‘repealing the smoking ban is like bringing back hanging’ quip) is doomed too.
And Ed ‘Sweaty’ Balls is gone. The Brown Gorgon resigned too. Things must be looking up.
Well… we’ll see. Last time the Cameroid had the fallback excuse of ‘Little Clegg won’t let me’ whenever he broke a promise – which was often. This time there is no excuse. Anything he does he does alone. No scapegoat.
I like being in that position. I liked working alone when I was self-employed, I like the solo shifts at Local Shop and when I was in mainstream science, there was only one technician who could tolerate working with me. The only one I trusted. Mostly I worked without technicians. I’d spend all my time checking what they’d done so I might as well just do it myself.
Not a single student ever failed. Not one. They might have left hating me but they all left with a HND/degree/MSc/Phd or whatever. There was one HND student with the initials JR who took four attempts at the HND module I co-taught with another guy. We actually planned to get T-shirts printed with ‘I Taught JR’. But she passed in the end.
I’m digressing. I never blame anyone else for my fuck-ups. Obviously they are few and equally obviously, they can be spectacular when they do happen. They are still mine. I was working alone so anything that goes wrong is down to me. So is everything that goes right.
I can’t think of any politician who can say the same. Not even Nigel Farage, who was complaining that proportional representation would have put his party in Wastemonster.
He is right of course. UKIP got about 4 million votes. But to say it now sounds like sour grapes. You knew the system, Nige. You knew how it worked. Work the system in place, not the one you’d like to have in place.
The result was a surprise to me. I thought we’d get a complete mess with parties scrabbling for a coagulation government, or maybe a re-run. Tefal Man won the day, and the next five years.
Nw we’ll see what he’s really made of.