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Challenging the “narrative” that is emerging . . .
Tags: Election 2010 Hung Parliament
What a shambles the electorale system doesnt make any sense and is not truely democratic.
The system that IS, PR , fails to be implimented because everybody is afraid (except the Liberals) that it will damage their vote.
All three leaders have no popular appeal in a world of single mums and the X factor.
The country is in massive debt and everybody is undecided and getting upset AFTER the election about WHO really won.
Scrape the lot and go back to the drawing board, Us British are good at inventing things we practically invented the whole modern world and everything in it ( including all the sports) but we cant even invent a staright forward fair system of giving ourselves a government.
OR perhaps we dont want one , how about we forget the whole thing and do away with governments and do as we like, after all, the apolitcal civil servants will still go on running the country without some tiresome know nothing minister to raise silly objections to all their sensible actions.
GO GO Sir Humprey
The result is a victory for postal vote fraud and border changes both to the advantage of Labour.
Lord Ashcroft has poured £5 million (this year) into to at least 100 marginal seats to buy Cameron this election, he heads the list of people who have conspired in a 4 year plan to destroy Mr. brown; the labour Government and the unions. The plan was originated by a Tory oligarchy, and a plutocracy determined to override the dying embers of UK democracy barely able to survive the rich-poor divide.
LORD (Snuff-All) ASHCROFT, now waits in the shadows, with Osborne ready to WIPE OUT THE WELFARE STATE: OBJECTIVE: To foist a financial dictatorship on the UK.
Make no mistake: THIS ELECTION WAS ALMOST BOUGHT FOR CASH.
The media, have, over this 4 year period systematically besmirched PM Gordon Brown’s character backed by the TV media and newspaper moguls, biased Tory pundits and interviewers. Even though the Tories themdelves got all their own deficit remedies disastrously wrong.
Let us pray and hope that Nick Clegg’s rise in the polls and the public’s suspicion of single party majorities can scuppers this sinister threat. The 75% of the public who will suffer must Hope That Nick Clegg, Vince Cable and all Liberals will form a properly negotiated coalition- (A Long-Term Solution). Which results in fairness to avoid a double dip recession amidst Greek style civil unrest or far worse.
"Challenging the "narrative" that is emerging"
Your sub title reveals what an out of touch "Tosser" you are. Shabby, left-leaning cultural criticism is only going to resonate with those of your own narrow little pseudo-intellectual and politically bankrupt little class.
However much you want to challenge or disagree with the developing "narrative", you are going to have to find a more convincing rhetoric to persuade the 71% anti-Labour majority who think Labour Wallas and their journalistic lackeys are a tired, corrupt and inept spent force.
I agree with Nick.
It amazes me that all you lefties want to minimise difference when it suits you. No one won you claim, and there fore the biggest loser, Labour, should have a mandate - brilliant!
You also want to talk about the anti-Tory coalition, but singularly fail to point out the far bigger anti-Labour majority. How can anyone trust your mealy-mouthed, self -serving weasle words? The left are systematic liars - ideologically driven to be allergic to the truth. Of course the right are too, but at least they don't close down opposition and open discussion like politically-correct lefties.
Oh for christ sake's Rob 'get real', all the Tories do is spout abuse at the left, there's a constitution here and it is being properly followed. They are no winners in this election, the only one who kids himself there was is Cameron, it was simple he had to get 326 and he could not do at a time when he seemingly should have swept into power. The issue here is the economy and the Nation don't go with any parties plans, they want to see a constructive programme aimed towards economic recovery and they don't trust cameron any more than brown to deliver it!
Again with the anger! There is no right-wing conspiracy - kindly calm down. By all means, disagree with Mrs Thatcher and the Tory Party (although I suspect your understanding of the 1979-1990 government is second-hand at best) but why must you insist that they were, for want of a better word, evil.
Hurray for Mrs Nobody, that makes you a real somebody in my book! Lol!
Oh btw Douglas my memories of the Thatcher era is far from second hand, it was very real and it still hurts! It's not just anger we're venting here, it's a passionate belief that we never ever ever want to return to those awful times again and it's very much Cameron's courting with disaster policy that there remains a real risk we will!
Mehdi Hasan is a contributing writer for the New Statesman and the co-author of Ed: The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader. He was the New Statesman's senior editor (politics) from 2009-12.