Just how grim can it get up north? (Actually, it's quite nice.) One woman's not-so-lonely journey into the Northern heartlands.
Oh Judith! How could you?You've been taken in by Glorious Gordon. Remember he was once chancellor, before he became Prime Minister, and when did all our monetary troubles commmence? He has had thirteen years to sort it out but has he??? And don't forget he was not elected. I wonder if there had been an election would he have become the next Prime Minister?In reply to your question I have too! - but not for Gordon!
I can't vote. My application for a proxy vote was in the mail, and then the volcano erupted, so it's probably still in a postal service warehouse at an airport this side of the Atlantic.Do you think the Tories pulled that volcano trick?
Yes. Yes. Yes. I have voted Labour and am glad to. I'm hoping the dark days aren't coming, but I fear they are.
No idea where my proxy vote is. Probably would have gone Lib Dem
maybe time to let someone else have a try to run the state a little more efficiently?
I'm old enough to remember 18 years of Tory misrule.Where do people get the idea that the electorate elect the Prime Minister? We vote for Members of Parliament and the leader of the party with the most seats becomes Prime Minister and is supposedly "First among Equals" in the Cabinet. We are, thank God, not Americans.John Major took over from Thatcher and we didn't get all this ill informed 'nobody voted for him' then.
Yes !Hope springs eternal.
Never mind, it takes a lot of experience to put a cross in the right box!
I did, lots of the problems we are facing result from decisions made during the Thatcher/Major years ... and I'd rather have an irascible Scot leading the country than the ex-PR man with no substance.
Home Rule For The English!We need an England independent of the socialist Scots. Send our colonial masters back north of the border and throw of the yoke of oppression.
I voted Tory this time - the Toffs made this country rich long before Labour were even thought of - and how can one trust a man who spent all our GOLD, pocketed money from Conservative fiscal canniness in 1997 (I wont mention the billions taken from pension funds, selling off mobile phone licences etc etc) yet he FAILED abysmally to save for a rainy day as he believed "NO more BOOM and BUST" - HUH - do we really need a man that naive??Also if he really believed in electoral reform then why not support it back in 1997 when it was first muted by the Labour Govt?? again at that time they thought they might need Lib Dem support but when they didin't they preferred the 1st past the post system. Rotten to the core. If not rotten then weak and a poor judge of financial management. Us older housewives could teach him a thing or two . .
I voted Labour and was proud to do so. I remember those long dark 18 years. And working in a school and supporting parents I see just what that woman did to the very fabric of our society. That said, Labour got it very wrong letting so many new EU people in so quickly and many communities, mine included, imploded.
Oh perlease! If I have to see that stupid grin for much longer....
Someone should mention the good things that are happening; in schools, forinstance- that our children are encouraged to think; to understand how they learn and to see themselves as equals in society. I came from a more 'shut up an learn your place' system, where it was okay to accept that some people have entitlement and some do not. Just look around us, society complains about EVERYTHING, which is a leap from the days of everyone putting up with crap, because that was their role.We are just as responsible for our financial mess as the governments; we support the banks and pay the asking price. We give other people our authority and moan when they don't do a good enough job.A little gratitude, for some parts of our lives, goes a long way towards making this world a better place for everyone.
I was VERY sorry to see David Drew (Lab) lost his seat in Stroud. Now there was an honest hardworking independent thinking MP. I don't belong to a tribal political party - I'm a floating voter.
Hello Judith ! I am writing from Switzerland and I have just read your book on this week-end.I am swiss but I learned english in London. I had much pleasure to read, it is so lively. But you have had a very very hard time there with so small children and all the mess and the husband away. I dont find the book humoristic as I think of how bad you have felt in all these awful situations.Your little girl is just as a dream for you. I am happy for you that you get this little present to help you going on.About the labour party : if I where english I would vote for Brown, he is an intelligent man.The new 3rd one (!) doesnt convince me at all.Have a very pleasant week.Marlyse from Lausanne in Switzerland
I did - much good it did me in the Tory Tundra of south west Wiltshire - oh to be back in the North [well Darlington - does that count in your book??]...where they are still in lust with Gordie Broon
Judith, your next blog is awaited - all is on a knife-edge, and I would love to read your take on it! I would prefer a Tory/Lib alliance (or a Tory minority govt) giving Labour a chance to regroup. It's a mixture of sad, scary and exciting...
Are you crazy. I voted for Micheal Weatheritt. Labour, how could you, WITN?
Delusion affects even the most intelligent women it seems.
Oh, well, if you're going to be SO upfront about it, so will I be. I state my case in my latest blog post: "I am a Conservative".
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