Friday, 20 March 2015
Whoever would have guessed there’s a General Election in a few weeks?
Initially I thought the campaign would be rather exciting but it has become the same old tedious nonsense with politicians attempting to smear those of a different view rather than show their supposed talents with proposals for a better Britain.
The most farcical stunt so far is Danny Alexander’s silly attempt at being Chancellor of the Exchequer and posing on the steps of the Treasury with his luminous yellow briefcase (above). An alternative budget? We could all make up one of those. On a more serious note, I was surprised it was deemed suitable for the House of Commons, but with so much of our laws now decided in Europe, our elected representatives have plenty time on their hands, so where were they?
It seems Nick Clegg departed as soon as his party’s budget speech was over, but then he had other places to go, people to see, posturing to do. All of this would be amusing if these people weren’t totally subsidised by us.
Meanwhile, I’ve read so many articles telling me what a lovely bloke Ed Miliband is, even if he does have two kitchens and prefers to keep the press confined to the spare. I’m sure Mr Miliband is a pleasant man but I certainly don’t want him running this country.
David Cameron can’t be anything more than he is - a salesman. Currently the media is still concentrating on UKIP so we’ve heard nothing too negative from Mr Cameron as yet; in fact we were given a tour of his kitchen to show that he enjoys sardine sandwiches for lunch.
Nicola Sturgeon is doing a good job and is receiving good publicity, although I’d suggest that some English journalists are finding it difficult to understand why the SNP is doing so well at the moment. No time for laurel resting though.
Exciting times ahead. I can but hope the two ‘big’ parties and the yellow one will be brought down a peg or three on election day.