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British General Election ‘Result’ May 7, 2010

Posted by Audit Monkey in The State of the British Nation.
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Well, my prediction looks like it won’t happen (Conservative slim majority or a deal with the DUP). As the media predicted, it’s a Hung Parliament. Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems look like they will hold the balance of power. Given that the pound is sliding against the dollar, he better be PDQ. Anyway, I know everything bangs on about proportional representation being more equitable but even under First Past The Post, the minority parties are going to decide the final outcome.

If David Cameron is unsuccessful in forming the next government, I think he will have to shoulder some of the blame for the Conservative campaign. As I’ve commented previously, if the political parties had been more honest and forthright with the electorate, their arguments and policies may have been more credible and this would have been reflected in the vote.

Last comment on one matter I didn’t pick up on in its entirety last night, the Luvvies on the Boat in the Thames, a celebrity bash and alcoholic beverages paid for by the Beeb and by Licence payers like myself. Sure, the boat party may have been a drop in the ocean in terms of the Beeb’s overall budget but as Audit Monkey’s father says,”drink always tastes better when someone else is paying for it”. Quite

Anyway, some reassurance for my two blog readers. I’ll be dropping the General Election posts and reverting back to blogging about Audit. Something to look forward to!