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A Hideously Blue England: All of us are done for May 7, 2010

Posted by Phil Groom in Current Affairs.
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So this is the New England that we, the people of England, have brought upon ourselves:

BBC News - Election Results Screenshot - Blue England

Truly hideous, truly wrong. But can it be worse than the pseudotories who were running the country up until now? At least now the biggest party wear their colours on their sleeves instead of pretending to be something they’re not.

So go for it Gordon: stop prevaricating: either get out or go the whole hog and join forces with the Tories to give us the government you’ve always wanted to lead. You just need to move a tad further to the right … that’s it, keep moving, don’t let the abyss worry you…

Cue Coldplay: “We live in a beautiful world … all of us are done for.”

I voted Lib Dem, by the way. I wanted to vote Green but we didn’t have a candidate.


1. David Marriott - May 7, 2010

You’re a drama queen, Mr Phil. I don’t think it’s going to be as bad as you think…. but then, I’m a hopeful one.

Phil Groom - May 7, 2010

It’s good to be a drama queen and it’s good to live in hope: long live the queen!! 😀

2. Karita - May 7, 2010

It also doesn’t look quite that blue when you look at the proportional map.

Phil Groom - May 7, 2010

True, but it makes my eyes water…

3. Ian Matthews - May 7, 2010

How can it be ‘wrong’ if it is what people voted for – voting reform notwithstanding. Would it have been wrong if it was all red or yellow?

Phil Groom - May 7, 2010

It’s wrong because it’s a vote for the rich against the poor. Democracy may deliver what people want but what people want is not necessarily right.

What the Tories will give us is a land where nobody is poor — nobody who matters, anyway.

Ian Matthews - May 7, 2010

In your view Phil. For many who are not rich, a vote for the Tories is a vote for liberty, self-determination or localism (amongst other things). It is not wrong. The Tories are not all toffs and yuppies you know – neo-Distributism, classical liberalism (who got left behind by the Social Democratic infestation of the Liberal Party), Red Toryism all find a home there.

You assumptive caricature of the Tories, based upon the dominance of one wing in the 1980’s would be like assuming the labour party were all like Derek Hatton.

As a left-wing libertarian (actually an anarcho-syndicalist) I wish I could find a home, and a party to vote for.

Phil Groom - May 7, 2010

It’s my considered view, Ian. Time will tell, of course, but I see no convincing evidence that the Tories have moved significantly away from their inherent bias to the rich.

Me, I’m just a raving loony semitransgendered neopostcommunist and I think party politics is all wrong: MPs should stand for the people in their constituencies and have free votes in parliament without party whips.

4. Valiant for Truth - May 9, 2010

Notice how the blue is mainly in the south. In the north we have much more red, but whatever colour the North always seems to lose out in spending, projects etc, so we wait to see whether a “new” government remembers we exist.

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