Friday, 7 May 2010

Another fine mess........

Stayed up into the early hours of this morning to watch the election results so v. tired today, not to mention extremely disgruntled.

Just how one of the oldest democracies on the planet could make such a hash of the whole thing beggars belief.

Here in Hastings & Rye we have a new MP in the shape of Amber Rudd (sounds a bit fishy to me) about whom I know nothing. She ousted our excellent constituency MP who had held the seat for 13 years and had worked tirelessly for the area. He's extremely popular and will be a hard act to follow. He very nearly held on. Only 1,993 votes separated them.

Buggrit.

I'm now girding my loins for the endless media speculation today about how the hung parliament will pan out.

Will they, won't they. Moral imperatives. Jump or be pushed. Constitutional crisis. Electoral reform being used as a bargaining chip. Pacts, deals and shady assignations between the main players.

None of it bodes well and already this morning the markets are in disarray and the £ is on the slide. There'll be rioting in the streets next.

I might just go back to bed for the duration.

*sigh*

4 comments:

Debbie said...

Think you've got the right idea Sandra. Go back to bed...

Pan said...

You are right, it is an absolute shambles. I also stayed up most of the night to watch it and could not believe the mess! Voters being turned away, polling stations running out of ballot papers, police being called and bogus voters! You couldn't make it up but, I do think it is fascinating - it is history and future generations will look back and shake their heads. Let's hope history will record that it all turned out well.

Sandra Morris said...

It's getting curiouser and curiouser.

I despair.

pastmastery said...

Well...we could always go and live somewhere else Sandra....

With things going the way they are here... Zimbabwe might seem like a picnic!

Sue x