The Next General Election

6 May

Unless Brown calls a snap election in the next month or so, we’ll have a General Election by June of next year whether we like it or not.

Personally, I couldn’t care less. Like the famous South Park episode, this election will offer the tempting choice between a giant douche and a turd sandwich.

Now I know the usual Labour commenters will hurl a volley of abuse at me. About how the Tories are so much evil’r – and of course, they are. But seriously, having been a Labour-leaning voter and blogger for many years, I have become to view this relationship as an abusive one. Labour kicked the stuffing out of me, and I just put up with it.

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26 Responses to “The Next General Election”

  1. danielhg@gmail.com May 6, 2009 at 10:36 am #

    Great post, spot on and I’m with you…in not knowing quite who to be with.

  2. danielhg@gmail.com May 6, 2009 at 10:36 am #

    Great post, spot on and I’m with you…in not knowing quite who to be with.

  3. rohens@gmail.com May 6, 2009 at 10:38 am #

    Actually you have the Libertarian Party of the UKwww.lpuk.org Check out the blog toowww.lpuk.blogspot.comLinks on mine

  4. rohens@gmail.com May 6, 2009 at 10:38 am #

    Actually you have the Libertarian Party of the UKwww.lpuk.org Check out the blog toowww.lpuk.blogspot.comLinks on mine

  5. rohens@gmail.com May 6, 2009 at 10:40 am #

    Actually Im standing in Wood green and Hornsey against Lynne ( im so absent from half the votes) Featherstone

  6. rohens@gmail.com May 6, 2009 at 10:40 am #

    Actually Im standing in Wood green and Hornsey against Lynne ( im so absent from half the votes) Featherstone

  7. danielhg@gmail.com May 6, 2009 at 12:27 pm #

    Hi Henry, our paths have crossed before, you’re standing in my area, you may have picked up another vote comrade!

  8. danielhg@gmail.com May 6, 2009 at 12:27 pm #

    Hi Henry, our paths have crossed before, you’re standing in my area, you may have picked up another vote comrade!

  9. jameshigham@mail.com May 6, 2009 at 2:04 pm #

    giant douche and a turd sandwichClassic.

  10. jameshigham@mail.com May 6, 2009 at 2:04 pm #

    giant douche and a turd sandwichClassic.

  11. blog@davecole.org May 6, 2009 at 2:05 pm #

    Aaron,I think that to call David Cameron a ‘giant douche’ and Gordon Brown a ‘turd sandwich’ cheapens and demeans politics.Clearly, the turd sandwich is David Cameron and Gordon Brown is a heroic leader, bravely leading us through the Age of Change. It says here.Anyway, I’ll get working on a manifesto.xD.PS I’m hopelessly partisan Labour, but I agree with you to an extent.

  12. blog@davecole.org May 6, 2009 at 2:05 pm #

    Aaron,I think that to call David Cameron a ‘giant douche’ and Gordon Brown a ‘turd sandwich’ cheapens and demeans politics.Clearly, the turd sandwich is David Cameron and Gordon Brown is a heroic leader, bravely leading us through the Age of Change. It says here.Anyway, I’ll get working on a manifesto.xD.PS I’m hopelessly partisan Labour, but I agree with you to an extent.

  13. anton.p.h@hotmail.co.uk May 6, 2009 at 3:51 pm #

    Howabout the SLP?http://www.VoteLiberalist.orgWe’re both socially and economically liberal, like in the description on the bio bit on Liberal Conspiracy.We’re run predominantly (but not all) by young people, so are willing to shake things up a bit.We’ve had a bit of decent coverage, and we have fairly radical policies.

  14. anton.p.h@hotmail.co.uk May 6, 2009 at 3:51 pm #

    Howabout the SLP?http://www.VoteLiberalist.orgWe’re both socially and economically liberal, like in the description on the bio bit on Liberal Conspiracy.We’re run predominantly (but not all) by young people, so are willing to shake things up a bit.We’ve had a bit of decent coverage, and we have fairly radical policies.

  15. anton.p.h@hotmail.co.uk May 6, 2009 at 3:52 pm #

    …oh, and forgot to mention that membership is free 🙂

  16. anton.p.h@hotmail.co.uk May 6, 2009 at 3:52 pm #

    …oh, and forgot to mention that membership is free 🙂

  17. anton.p.h@hotmail.co.uk May 6, 2009 at 3:53 pm #

    Woops, forgot to post it:Howabout the SLP?http://www.VoteLiberalist.orgWe’re both socially and economically liberal, like in the description.We’re run predominantly (but not all) by young people, so are willing to shake things up a bit.We’ve had a bit of decent coverage, and we have fairly radical policies.

  18. anton.p.h@hotmail.co.uk May 6, 2009 at 3:53 pm #

    Woops, forgot to post it:Howabout the SLP?http://www.VoteLiberalist.orgWe’re both socially and economically liberal, like in the description.We’re run predominantly (but not all) by young people, so are willing to shake things up a bit.We’ve had a bit of decent coverage, and we have fairly radical policies.

  19. n.c.w.smith@gmail.com May 7, 2009 at 7:29 am #

    Re. Henry North London: Actually, Lynne Featherstone so voted at <a href="http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?id=uk.org.publicwhip/member/1641&showall=yes#divisions“ title=”Public Whip” rel=”nofollow”>68.1% of divisions, which is a lot more than half.Also, the Public Whip argues that attendance statistics are a <a href="http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/faq.php#clarify“ title=”Public Whip FAQ” rel=”nofollow”>dubious way of judging an MP:

    We have found that people take the attendance in divisions too seriously, when it is really pretty meaningless. At Public Whip, we’d rather an MP actually scrutinised law and made it better, and voted well on it, rather than voted more often. Therefore we have removed attendance from the main MP table.

  20. n.c.w.smith@gmail.com May 7, 2009 at 7:29 am #

    Re. Henry North London: Actually, Lynne Featherstone so voted at <a href="http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?id=uk.org.publicwhip/member/1641&showall=yes#divisions“ title=”Public Whip” rel=”nofollow”>68.1% of divisions, which is a lot more than half.Also, the Public Whip argues that attendance statistics are a <a href="http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/faq.php#clarify“ title=”Public Whip FAQ” rel=”nofollow”>dubious way of judging an MP:

    We have found that people take the attendance in divisions too seriously, when it is really pretty meaningless. At Public Whip, we’d rather an MP actually scrutinised law and made it better, and voted well on it, rather than voted more often. Therefore we have removed attendance from the main MP table.

  21. n.c.w.smith@gmail.com May 7, 2009 at 8:33 am #

    P.S. Mr Murin-Heath: Sorry I made assumptions about your political philosophy on insufficient evidence. Please see my <a href="http://charlottegore.com/2009/05/06/aaron-murin-heath-begins-to-crack.html#comment-2790“ title=”Always nice to meet a fellow believer!” rel=”nofollow”>reply to your comment on Charlotte Gore’s blog.

  22. n.c.w.smith@gmail.com May 7, 2009 at 8:33 am #

    P.S. Mr Murin-Heath: Sorry I made assumptions about your political philosophy on insufficient evidence. Please see my <a href="http://charlottegore.com/2009/05/06/aaron-murin-heath-begins-to-crack.html#comment-2790“ title=”Always nice to meet a fellow believer!” rel=”nofollow”>reply to your comment on Charlotte Gore’s blog.

  23. aaronsheath@gmail.com May 7, 2009 at 9:06 am #

    Ah, no worries Niklas.Anton,How many candidates are you hoping to field? I’ll be voting in Newark. Dave,You’re a bloody hack. ;o)Henry,Best of luck. I’m willing every small party all the best. Like I said, shake up the status quo.

  24. aaronsheath@gmail.com May 7, 2009 at 9:06 am #

    Ah, no worries Niklas.Anton,How many candidates are you hoping to field? I’ll be voting in Newark. Dave,You’re a bloody hack. ;o)Henry,Best of luck. I’m willing every small party all the best. Like I said, shake up the status quo.

  25. anton.p.h@hotmail.co.uk May 7, 2009 at 9:51 am #

    Ah, yeah I’d forgotten that this was about the next GE. We’ll be standing at the one after next once we’ve had some time (presumably 6 years) to grow in membership, coverage, and be better known.You’re welcome to join though!…nobody in Newark yet…

  26. anton.p.h@hotmail.co.uk May 7, 2009 at 9:51 am #

    Ah, yeah I’d forgotten that this was about the next GE. We’ll be standing at the one after next once we’ve had some time (presumably 6 years) to grow in membership, coverage, and be better known.You’re welcome to join though!…nobody in Newark yet…

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