Archive for June 9, 2017

The Nation Fails to Decide

Posted in Politics with tags on June 9, 2017 by dcairns

A woman on the news just this second (I’m typing this LIVE at 10.58 am) said “demockery” when she meant “democracy” which was fun.

Elections usually leave me pissed off with the British people — what does it TAKE to make them decide to get rid of the Tories? But this one offers some comfort. Anything that weakens T. May has to be good. If the result is chaos, that might be nice, preferable to her version of “strong and stable.” The comparative success of Corbyn at the polls could be an argument in favour of offering an actual vision of the country’s future that isn’t a monochrome dystopia, or it could be an argument in favour of treating the electorate like adults instead of this Tory baby-talk (“Brexit means Brexit,” “It’s a red, white and blue Brexit”). If either became more common practice, I would view that as good.