Posts tagged ‘election’

June 10, 2017

The Results Are In

by duncanr


June 8, 2017

It’s Election Day in UK

by duncanr

voters in the UK (well those that can be arsed) will be deciding today which two-faced, lying buggers to support in the snap general election called by the conservative leader Theresa May

my polling station is a mere 100 yards from my house so I nipped down just after 7am this morning to cast my vote

it will likely be the early hours of tomorrow before we have an inkling of which party is on track to be the next government – till then, I will probably be experiencing many of the states depicted here –

June 2, 2017

May Says . . .

by duncanr

Strong and Stable’

but policy U-Turns look more like ‘wobbly’ than ‘stable’

and refusing to answer local reporter’s questions; refusing to appear on televised debate with other party leaders; and refusing to appear on radio 4’s Women’s Hour programme (unlike other party leaders) does not exactly convey the impression of strength but rather of weakness or cowardliness . . .

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May 31, 2017

Can’t be Arsed?

by duncanr

more folk don’t vote than do in UK elections

and of those eligible to vote who choose not to, the largest proportion are the young – silly buggers seem happy to leave decisions that affect their future in the hands of their elders

May 30, 2017

Theresa May: Contrasting Messages

by duncanr

in just over a week, voters in the UK go to the polling booths to elect a new government

supporters of the conservative leader have released a flattering song in hindi – to attract support from desi voters

it’s a catchy little number

in the interest of balance, however, it’s only fair to mention that her opponents have released an equally catchy tune

May 17, 2017

Get Out and Do it

by duncanr

one of the enemies of democracy is apathy

we have an election in a few weeks to elect a new government in the UK

here, Jonathan Pie – in his inimitable style – exhorts folk to exercise their right to vote

November 8, 2016

At Last, Finally

by duncanr

the interminable horror show that is the american Presidential election is at long-last coming to an end – and the nightmare may be about to begin

for though political pundits and the media analysts are predicting a Clinton win – despite the narrowing poll gap between the two candidates – I am not so sure

arseholes are often cute enough to know their views are ‘socially unacceptable’ and mask their real views from pollsters when asked, so Trump’s support may be greater than the polls would have us believe

I hope not, but I fear the USA is about to put this man – – a man with the attention span of a toddler, prone to temper tantrums at the least slight, and the temperament of a spoilt child, in charge of the codes that could launch a nuclear war

I wish I wasn’t an atheist so I could pray for divine intervention to ensure Trump doesn’t triumph but all I can do is cross my fingers!

p.s. thanks to ratty for the pic I’ve used in this post

November 1, 2016

Come on, America. Focus

by duncanr

clinton-vs-trumpSo, to recap. Trump will go on trial in November accused of racketeering, and again in December accused of child rape. He is a sexual predator, hasn’t released his tax returns, and has used his foundation’s money to pay his legal fees. He has abused the family of a war hero and… oh, but let’s talk about some emails Hillary didn’t send from someone else’s computer, that weren’t a crime anyway, because that’s how to choose a president. Come on, America. Focus. (Salman Rushdie)

September 26, 2016

Corbyn – Another One Bites the Dust

by duncanr

May 3, 2016

The Rich Really Have No Idea

by duncanr

zak arsehole goldsmithone of the benefits of being retired is having time on my hands to write ‘proper’ blog posts rather than the quick one or two lines I dash off before rushing to work

i have a post in my draft folder, for instance, I have been working on for the last couple of days about the tory toff who is standing for election as the new Mayor of London and his playing the islamophobic card (he is a jew, his main opponent is a muslim) and accusing his muslim rival’s party of being anti semitic, in a cynical ploy to capture the votes of the sizeable jewish community in London

but, fuck it, the man’s an arsehole – forget my carefully crafted post, judge for yourself . . .

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