… so says the disgraced Jeremy Clarkson in yesterday’s Sun newspaper (or so I am reliably informed by the Today Program 😉 ). The fact that Clarkson was quite right of course, was missed by the party political elite, all the pollsters, and the journalist clever dicks whose very living depends on producing acres of crap 24/7.
The simple reason for them all being wrong is that they could not bear to listen to the still small voice in their own heads that echoed Clarkson’s unmentionable thoughts.
Milliband, as leader and Prime Minister, was never, ever going to happen. He was a number two made into a number one by an outdated party political funding system.
The Liberal Democraps ignored the fact that nobody will vote for a liar as PM. The Lib Dems electoral failure was a tragedy for me personally because I am a natural liberal and hold most of the Lib Dems policies close to my heart, with one major exception. Their support for the nonsensical EU, is a complete mystery to me.
So then, Dave Cameraman just got lucky.
His two main opponents were dead in the water and that, together with the unfair electoral boundaries plus the First past the post system, destroyed the chances of UKIP and the Greens getting their fair share of MPs. Nicola Sturgeon’s surge dug the hole deeper for Milliband, and Clegg’s stubborn resistance to losing power was the icing on the cake.
The case for Proportional Representation has never been stronger.
Some form of PR is required for a truly representatiove democracy.
Perhaps then more than only 66% of the electorate might feel like voting!
But you can see why the Tories and SNP won’t like it!
Just look at what happens to UKIP, SNP & the Green vote for example!
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