I’ll admit to more than a little dismay at the headline in The Times today: ‘PM eyes ten more years’ Ten more years of that fornicating, narcissistic clown… Can I bear it? Can anyone? Well apparently quite a few can.
The bitter truth is that the issue of B****t played a significant, possibly decisive, role in the election and is going to continue to blight politics in this country for a generation. No doubt some were pleased to see re-invigorated Blighty now free to despatch gunboats to protect Jersey against the Frenchies, and the fact that this happened on election day was a gift from the gods.
It’s not just Hartlepool either, although the Labour Party blundered dreadfully in running a ‘remain’ candidate in a strongly ‘leave’ constituency. At the time of writing, there are nearly twice as many Conservative as Labour councillors elected.
Everyone is pleased with the ‘vaccine bounce’; wallpaper and sleaze is forgotten. But this country needs an effective opposition for good government. The Lib Dems can’t do it, and now Labour can’t do it. We’re in danger of becoming a one party state, and we all know where that can lead. ‘O tempora, o mores!’
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