Well and truly hung

As the Tories’ poll lead heads south and the prospect of a hung parliament moves closer and closer to reality, one can really only marvel at Labour’s ability to defy gravity, and wonder whether the Prime Minister is secretly employing mass hypnosis techniques on a large section of the electorate.

Still, hope springs eternal. This morning’s shock revelation by Andrew Rawnsley that Gordon Brown is emotionally unfit to govern (as if we needed telling) might give the undecided a decisive nudge in the right direction, but if they don’t and a hung Parliament it must be, so be it. Perhaps we need to endure a few more years of pain, mistrust and social unrest before the nation finally awakes from its apathetic torpor.

There is, of course, one policy which would sweep Cameron to power in a landslide, but his position on the matter is sadly all too evident, the argument being some kind imagined threat to party unity. Are they seriously trying to kid us that they couldn’t have found 600-odd candidates who were unanimous about taking us out of the European Union?

If the Liberal Democrats were truly liberal, in the event of a hung parliament they would align themselves with the Conservatives and give this, the most illiberal, authoritarian, interventionist government in three-and-a-half centuries, an unceremonious punt into the political wilderness.

But they aren’t, so they won’t.

Net UK government debt is….



5 comments on “Well and truly hung

  1. I will vote Labour, because I do not want to raise children, in a selfish, uncaring, ignorant Tory Britain.
    Their obsession with neoliberalism is unnerving at best. They haven’t changed their stripes. Same old Tories. People in suits, with nice big cars will be jumping for joy at the idea of a Tory government. The rest of us, despise the idea.

  2. […] As I said a few days ago, perhaps we deserve a hung parliament. […]

  3. The problem in America is BOTH the Democrats and Republicans.

    Anyone who seriously thinks that one side isn’t corrupt or slaves to Corporate America hasn’t done an adequate job of paying attention. To the Republicans: The GW administration will go down in History as one of the worst administrations. They eroded your constitutional rights, expanded the power of the wealthy elite, invaded countries under false pretenses, destroyed diplomatic relations with the rest of the world, and spent money like it was going out of style.

    To the Democrats: Obama is a dud. He promised much and has turned out to be another corporate lackey. He made deals with big pharma to ensure you could not get your medication cheaper elsewhere, he flip flopped on military tribunals, he refuses to fix health care properly through nationalization or single payer, he populates his inner circle with more Wall Street insiders, he spends money on bailouts and useless stimulus packages.

    You think you’ve got problems.

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