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…