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…to yet another self-indulgent bit of ego-driven poop. I’ve fallen into the common trap of assuming that someone else out in the Big Wide World might have the faintest interest in my opinions. So here are some.

Obviously the big news in the UK today is that a General Election has been called. Already the whole thing has taken on an air of all that stuff in Hitch-Hiker’s where a planet was ruled over by lizards who all the people hated but they voted for anyway because if they didn’t, the wrong lizard might get in. Predictably, each of the main parties have embarked upon a campaign to establish themselves as the most cynical, vote-grabbing cretins in the race. The Conservatives made the early running, with a pledge to cut 8p a litre off fuel tax. Nice try, but it won’t get my vote - I use my car once a week…

Then of course Labour pitch in with, “Ooh, but that’ll cost the country £2 billion, where are you going to get the money?” while simultaneously wheeling out a tape recording of top Tory Michael Portillo asking that very same question, embarassingly enough. And the Lib Dems haven’t said anything yet, true to form.

So far they’re all equally hopeless, then. None of them are addressing the issues that I care about (like: can we have our bridleways back please?). At the moment my vote will be going to the first party that surprises me. Or failing that (and I fully expect to be failed) whichever one has a 50% increase in Bank Holidays in its manifesto…

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