The British general election campaign is in its first week and Dr. A told me she was astonished that I hadn’t posted about it yet. Here’s my initial take as a semi-savvy foreign observer: the voters seem to like David Cameron but dislike the Tory party. In contrast, the voters dislike the Prime Minister but like the Labour Party. The Liberal Democrats who are now a step to the left of Labour are led by Nick Clegg who is their Tony Blair knockoff(think circa 1997 Blair) as Cameron is for the Conservatives. In short, the whole thing is such a mess that it might result in a hung parliament, which has naught to do with porn. Get your minds out of the gutter, people. It means a minority government governing with the tacit consent of another party, the only combination that’s possible is a Lab Lib pact. Hmm, sounds like a dog to me. Here, Fido. Fetch.
What do I think will happen? If Cameron performs well in the debates and keeps his wingnuts on a short lead, I think the Tories will win a narrow victory and a small majority in the Commons. I think the voters are looking for a reason to vote out Gordon Brown even though over 50% of them will vote for a party of the center-left. If elected, however, the Tories will probably blow it because they’re really a right wing, not a centrist party. David Cameron is Margaret Thatcher with better manners…
Now where the hell was I? Oh yeah, the post title. It’s a quote from Vince Cable the Deputy Leader of the Lib Dems (not to be confused with the Lab Libs or labradors for that matter) who today mocked both theConservatives and Labour for being in bed with big business:
Businessmen on inflated salaries lecturing the rest of Britain on
how to run the country are “utterly nauseating” and “being used” by the
Conservative party, the Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman, Vince Cable, says today.
an interview with the Guardian Cable said of the business leaders: “If
they are going to wade into this debate, they do have an obligation to
explain how thisnational insurance cut is going to be paid for and that is where they are failing and they are being used.”
He accused the Tories of “barefaced cheek.”