Only My Second Comment Ever On The UK General Election (At Least, Until May 7th)

It’s finally happened. It was only a matter of time. According to Alistair Burnett, who chaired last night’s farce – laughingly called a ‘debate’ – “we’ve been trying for years to get the party leaders on television to debate the issues prior to a general election.”

Yes, we have. But not in the glitzy, glamor-way, of American presidential politics. And last night, that’s exactly what we got.

The set was brand-spanking new; all three candidates were immaculate; they stood before pristine lecterns, and rolled out faultless arguments before a tiny studio audience, so obviously hand-picked for their impeccable behavior.

It was a flawless example of a presidential debate directly imported from the United States of America.

The army of spin doctors and political backroom boys responsible for ensuring no leader dropped a gaffe, will be patting themselves on the back this morning for a job well done.

Unfortunately, the British people are left scratching their heads in bewilderment. Well rehearsed answers and polished presentations do nothing but leave one wondering whether any political party truly has the capability to efficiently govern the United Kingdom.

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2 Replies to “Only My Second Comment Ever On The UK General Election (At Least, Until May 7th)”

  1. Twilight – sadly, no. I downloaded the program from the internet. You’re right about the three bozos, though.

    Why do the Greens always manage to shoot themselves in the foot? Yes, their manifesto is good, but do they truly expect to manufacture votes for themselves by such items as: raising the tax of petrol by 8% per year; restricting motorways to 55 mph, and making beer and cigarettes even more costly?

    Votes come from the working classes. For many of them the only solace in life is their beer, fags, and a trip to the beach at the weekend. Take that away and you’ve a disgruntled electorate. They may be admirable ideas for the long term welfare of the nation, but to stick it all in one manifesto is political suicide. Brown, Clegg, and Cameron must be laughing their socks off.

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