So, what about that British election then, eh?
Three party leaders resigned, two parties that went anti-immigrant were told by voters to piss off, and pollsters by the bucketload had their faces dowsed with egg.
There as here, Labour’s class warfare rhetoric has failed spectacularly, and the non-specific and insubstantial bland mouthings of a “brighter future” under Blue statists rolled out so successfully by NZ’s National Socialist proved almost as successful in Britain – and as recommended by the same advisers.
Always great to see the sensational political losers we’ve been denied by MMP: George Galloway, Nigel Farage, Ed Davey, Ed Balls, Russell Brand.
Always amusing to see those so supposedly vocal about democracy blaming the wisdom of voters for their dramatic defeats.
Always fun to see the pollsters and the pundits who follow them – who between them for weeks on end were telling the country the parliament would be hung and the parties who lead it in coalition -- so utterly, utterly wrong. Yet, as we know, before you can say “sampling error” they’ll be back peddling the same sewage and the same selection of media talking heads will be back buying it and slinging it again all around the commentariat, even though they’ve been proved once again to be wrong, wrong, wrong.
And always pathetic to see advocates of MMP bust out yet again and start singing about how the results would have rewarded voters better under their preferred voting system – ignoring not only that politicians who can’t even convince one smallish group of people who know them best that they should go to parliament as their representatives should probably not be so rewarded, but – to put it as simply as it’s possible to do -- as we in in NZ have learned voters vote a lot differently when there’s a different voting system in place and parties campaign a lot differently. Sheesh!
And, as always, so, so sad that now (as with every election when folk get so excited it’s almost possible to be believe that real change might sometimes seem almost possible), now the UK will settle down to a new term under the same set of statist masters who, in every important respect, are very,very little different to the other set of statist masters the voters decided not to prefer.
That, in the end, is the greatest tragedy of every modern election everywhere.
And why I re-watch this episode after every election I’ve ever been involved in.
It may be coincidence, [he says] but in almost all the countries we take a big interest in, the centre-right has been winning election after election.
And he looks at each of them.
But what he appears totally ignorant about is that, in virtually every case he highlights, the so-called centre-right’s victory’s have been bought by adopting the policies of their erstwhile political opponents.
So, since it’s the policies inflicted upon us that matter in the end, not the colour of the rosette of those inflicting them, who do you really think is winning?
And why are the so-called centre-right so dense they don’t see it?