Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Don't Blame Me, I Didn't Vote For Any Of Them!

Well, you vote Lib Dem and you get Tory. Or, looking at it another way, you vote Tory and you get Lib Dem. So we're now going to be treated to the spectacle of Bumface and the Boy Wonder running the show for the next few years. Or months. Or possibly even weeks. Kuh!

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Poor Tony Flaig must be wishing he hadn't put some of those posts up all over the place. What a big gobbed prat he has made himself look. I wonder if he will shut up for a while.

Anonymous said...

If you want real change vote for the Lib-Dems. That's what they told us, but what we actually get is the Lib-Dems propping up a throwback Tory government which intends to cut public services and feed the rich. 23% of the electorate are made to look like complete mugs. If they'd wanted a Tory government they'd have voted for it. I imagine the Lib-Dem vote will all but disappear when the election is re-run later this year. They've turned out to be exactly like the other parties.

Frank Batt said...

I voted for one party and have got two! What a bargain! I hope that we see some long overdue reforms and not just bickering! Perhaps this coalition will take the politics out of politics.....!

Anonymous said...

It wont be long until 40 of the LibDem MPs cross over and return to their roots. Voters of Thanet will be familiar to politicians changing sides.

Anonymous said...

You are right anon 8.53 it will be poor Tony when the new government's cuts to spending on railways get inplemented.

Anonymous said...

It strikes me that I have got exactly what I wanted with this LibTory thing. Labour had to go but I didn't trust the Tories not to be the same old Nasty Party like they are here in Thanet. With the Lib Dems tempering the old Tory instinct to favour the rich and conscience-free of Britain, and by the way they have conducted themselves in these negotiations, I think we have the makings of a government that could be good, or as good as it can be, for everyone.

More than that, it'll piss Thanet's Thatchersauruses off mightily ha ha!

Anonymous said...

Now how about the moderate Tories in Thanet, if there are any, getting together with the Lib Dems and forming a strong and stable coalition to get the island out of the mess it's in? There's a thought!

Anonymous said...

Well anom 12.20: Now that sounds like an idea, who will try and broker that You Mr Eastcliff?

Anonymous said...

The mother of all democracies where not one person has got the manifesto he or she voted for!!

The Rock said...

As a Labour supporter who voted Lib/Dem on the advice of Peter Hain to keep Cameron out, I am gutted!! Falls to floor clutching sides in uncontrolled, hysterical laughter. What price tactical voting or even PR now? You have to laugh or go insane.
Incidentally, what are the roots these 40 Liberal MPs are going to cross the floor to? Presumably back to Whigs.

Richard Eastcliff said...

I don't know about Whigs, Mr Rock, but I do know that poor old DC will almost certainly need a weave or some other kind of hairpiece by the time this government's over, given the rate at which his barnet's been dropping out over the past few weeks.

As for me brokering a deal 7:25, in case you hadn't noticed diplomacy and negotiation are not really my strong points. Maybe Tony Flaig could help? *falls on floor laughing*

Shinguard said...

It will all end in tears, David Milliband must be laughing his (slightly crooked) face off.

The Rock said...

Well, ECR, at least he won't be short of sandals or muesli with all those Libs round the cabinet table. There is probably the odd hair piece amongst them as well.
PS I am not really a Labour supporter who voted Lib/Dem tactically but I guess you knew that!

Richard Eastcliff said...

Yes, Mr Shinguard. I have a sneaking feeling that, like Arnie, Labour will be back in the not too distant future to sort out the inevitable mess. All they have to do is regroup and snipe from the sidelines until the coalition forces fall apart in disarray!

Richard Eastcliff said...

Hmmm. I don't have much confidence in the Lib Dems' ability to hold it together, Mr Rock. They are by nature slightly woolly free thinkers. Also there must be plenty of Tories like yourself who have woken up this morning wondering how on earth the great Conservative dream of a shiny new Range Rover turned into a clapped out Morris Minor!

The Rock said...

Don't you just love this idea of David Milliband laughing at the prospect of leading Labour back to power. Can you imagine being surrounded by the likes of Harman, Mandelson, Balls, Campbell, Prescott, Hain & co, not to mention his brother. Bit like Julius Cesar on the steps of the Senate surrounded by that lot. Et tu, Ed and all that!

Richard Eastcliff said...

PS: I note from this morning's photo op in Downing Street that Cam and Cleggs are already embroiled in a power play, back-patting struggle. Putting my psychology hat on, I've observed over the years that it's always a case of who gets in the last back pat is the top dog! (See Bush/Blair).

The Rock said...

ECR, I am not a proper Tory, either by roots or in my heart which still belongs to the Rhodesia Front. Now I procrastinate in my dotage, dream of a sun soaked land, shabbily betrayed by the likes of Wilson, Heath, Carrington and even Thatcher, and attack whatever takes my fancy on the day. Label me if you wish or it gives you some satisfaction but, in truth, I am just bitter and twisted at the passing of so much that was good.

Richard Eastcliff said...

I'm bitter and twisted too, but probably for different reasons!

Tony Beachcomber said...

Why the surprise, the Lib Dem "Orange book" is not far off what Cameron stands for.

Plus the Lib Dem posturing with Labour only took place to put them in a better bargaining position with the Tories. Interesting days ahead.

Peter Checksfield said...

I don't like Cameron because he's younger than me & therefore far, far, far too youthful to be prime minister!

Anonymous said...

I don't like the new Cabinet because the men are all too young, slim and smooth.Where are all the chubby, beary men? Oh sorry, forgot Teresa May.

Anonymous said...

Strip aside the bollocks that any of our leading politicians are really concerned about the "national interest", rather than their own ideologies and personal advancement and standing - and rewards. Cynical perhaps, but...

Then look at some of our local right-wing commentators, who are already saying "things are in a real mess", "there's not much we can do, things are so bad", and "don't look for many improvements for a long time". Would these people - like Cllr/Dr/Paramedic/Group Captain/Royal marine Reserve Moores - buy a car that was clearly clapped out? Then why go in to Government? Why take on a job that is so doomed?

Peter Checksfield said...

I just did a google image search for Teresa May & must say I'm quite impressed!

Anonymous said...

She May, I Would!

Anonymous said...

Phwoar!

Anonymous said...

Is it true that David Cameron woke up this morning with Clegg on his face?

Anonymous said...

It would be like snogging Zita Wiltshire. So I'm told.