Saturday, May 05, 2007

The obligatory election post

Well, it seems that NuLabour were not doled out the kicking that we all hoped for, presumably because all of their state clients came out to protect their bribes benefits. For fuck's sake, what will it take for people to vote against these bastards?

For me, the surprising thing was that voting for the nebulous "Others" seemed to be down, rather against predictions and, obviously, my hopes. I can only conclude that this was because, buoyed by scare-stories of evil Tories, Labour voters decided to vote for their party rather than a "protest party". And Tories seem to have responded to Spam—or rather the hope of power that he holds out—and turned out in force to show their approval.

Other than that, the whole thing was rather tedious. I went to a gig instead and saw Low versus Diamond, who were pretty good, and The Hoosiers, who were thoroughly excellent in a quirky kind of way. I would certainly go and see the latter again, and may even search out their gig dates.

As for politics... meh.

12 comments:

digger said...

how did UKIP do.just been on there website and there was nowt there.did they win any seats?

Devil's Kitchen said...

They basically stayed still, I think. There is a general roundup (with positive spin!) here.

DK

Bag said...

I have similar feelings. I'm not convinced they were voting for Spam though. For the bulk of the wards who was there to vote for? In my area most of the wards had just Labour and Tory standing. Even if only the core voted, and it looks like it was that way, someone of those two has to win.

Sir HM said...

And where I live people would vote for a monkey on a stick if it had a Labour label attached. The bastards actually increased their seats on our council. I fuckin' despair sometimes.

Shotgun said...

Sorry DK, but that sounds very 'dummy out of the pram' to me.

Anonymous said...

You can only vote for UKIP if they are on the voting slip ,out of I think 7 wards ,only two had UKIP,normally the ward I live in is Conservative ,this time libdums got in , protest over cameron, who knows

FlyingRodent said...

Sorry DK, but if you regard Labour voters as patsies who have been bribed, you must have a pretty low opinion of democracy.

If you seriously believe that this statement has any basis in truth...

...because all of their state clients came out to protect their bribes...

...then my opinion of you has plummeted several thousand notches.

Not that I belive you'd give a shit what I think.

Anonymous said...

You silly man. Isn't it time you learned to accept a good drubbing.

Alan Douglas said...

Hey DK, I keeppopping in here tosee what new thing you have to say.

I'm gladthe Tories did so well, but I think UKIP has MUCH tooffer the UK polity, get back ON your charger !

Alan Douglas

rightwingprof said...

Wait. There's a British band named the Hoosiers? That's odd (I am a Hoosier, as in resident of the state of Indiana).

The Nameless One said...

They weren't voting for Spam, they were voting against Nu Labour. Spam is nothing but a PR exercise. Time will tell whether he has something more to offer - at the moment, I doubt it.

But let's not forget that soon the dour drip of a Chancellor will be in Number Ten. And I don't doubt that, with his aversion to common sense and reasonable policies, Brown will soon be doing stuff that will bring out the most ferocious ranting from right wing bloggers.

Perversely, I am almost looking forward to it.

Unity said...

DK:

If its the Scottish results you're referring to then the drop in 'others' is the result of the collapse of the Scottish Socialist Party, who've vote went over to the SNP.

I have to say I'm finding the right's reaction to the Scottish result as source of infinite amusement at the moment - take a good look at the SNP's manifesto and see what Scotland has actually been voting for...

Now tell me that if you're a Scottish Tory that doesn't look a hell of a lot like out the frying pan and into the fire?