Gordon Brown lost the election, but he’s still the Prime Minister. Wait… what?
Posted on May 8, 2010 by yankeebean
This was the first election that I’ve been privy to in the UK (although I couldn’t vote in it which is still annoying me right this very second).
The whole process was deliciously British! Including classic like:
- Even though Labour and G-dog-Brown lost, Gordon Brown is still the Prime Minister for the moment – who in God’s name made up that rule??
- BECAUSE G-dog is still ruling the roost, there’s been lots of mention about the UK’s unwritten Constitution. I asked Mr Nice Guy how that worked, but he didn’t really know. How do we know what the rules are if there’s no written constitution? Wikipedia provides a nice clear explanation, but I still find it pretty stymieing.
- At the core, politicians are all very similar, no matter what country they’re from. A week after arguing with (and slagging off) Nick Clegg in the political debates, David Cameron is now trying to politically seduce him into forming a government.
- There was a political scandal about people not getting to vote because the queues were too long! The fact that the scandal involved queuing just seems so right somehow. (Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s redonkulus that people were cut off – you know it was all the Lib Dem-ers, too – young, hip and late.)
I’m completely gutted that I couldn’t vote – I haven’t applied for citizenship yet (don’t have a spare 750.00 quid laying around). Who knows, maybe I’ll get to have my say in the next one…