My first glass of wine coincided with Gordon Brown’s resignation speech. My last coincided with newly-appointed Deputy Prime Minister Clegg’s speech (I think it was about 2 in the morning).
BTW, Here’s what I think:
At least we know the answer to the question the Liberals have been ducking for 30 years: Do they swing more to the Left or Right?
“Sam” and “Dave” seem very nice, but they are still figureheads of a political party that is traditionally Right Wing (which I equate with hostility to equality for the poor, women and people of ethnic minority background).
PM “Dave” ‘s speech was all very measured and reasonable-sounding. Yes, I agree that citizens of the UK have responsibilities as well as rights. I too want a fairer Britain. BUT I can’t help feeling that these principles, which could so easily have been espoused by the other two major political parties, will be harnessed in a particularly frightening way.
A fairer Britain – Fairer to the rich, maybe? How awful that the poor dears have to pay tax.
Responsibilities – to get on our bikes and look for work, perchance? To learn how to perform surgery on ourselves, maybe? Get our own education and stop asking the State to provide it? What do we want all this pesky public spending for, anyway?
But I diatribe. No prizes for guessing which way I lean politically.
Oh – and one last thing. How come the party with the least votes out of the Big 3 has ended up (at least partially) in Cabinet? UK, WTF?