Friday is Going to Start its Own Political Party
Because of electiony things and my trip down South this weekend I am writing this after an evening out drinking gin, and a night spent watching the election and drinking wine whilst Mrs. Toad snoozes on the couch.
Voting for the fucking Tories, honestly what a bunch of idiots this country has turned out to be (see graphic). If you’re minted, you can afford to vote with your conscience. If you’re less than wealthy then voting Conservative is basically just voting for aggressive, hostile rhetoric over self-interest, which is just weird.
I am getting sick of this ‘voting for change’ pish which is being dropped into chat all over the place. Change? Change? Seriously? Are you fucking kidding me? Change would have meant the Lib Dems becoming a serious third party, which I actually think would have been good news. Multiple parties implies something closer to proportional representation, and it happens and works across Europe.
Adversarial two-party politics is a weird concept, when you look at it. You end up with Celtic v Rangers, United v City, God Bless America vs Evil Communist Russia – it’s just such a simplistic and superficial narrative to apply to a question which is actually quite nuanced and complex I am not sure how we ended up here.
Anyway, delurking, that’s the message for today. Delurk, unlurk, exlurk and say hello. That’s what these Friday posts are for, and I will be on a train all afternoon and eager for some sort of entertainment so please come out with some bollocks. Any old bollocks will do!
1. Name your independent political party.
2. Make a spurious election promise.
3. Suitable insult for your opponent.
4. Something vs what? Name a new deathmatch!
5. What the fucking fuck happened to the fucking Lib Dems? Eh? Fucksake.
Blur – Death of a Party
Supergrass – In it for the Money
Pulp – Pencil Skirt
Belly – Gepeto