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Cutting off your nose to spite your face

Britain has a BNP MEP. This country is screwed...hope the protest voters are happy now. Sigh. From what I've heard, they increase vote rather than their total number of votes, which means that it was people not voting who let them in. No matter how much you're annoyed by the expenses row, the BNP really aren't a better option. Fiddling your expenses isn't quite on the same level as massive racism. (And apparently they can't even try to play the "We're not racist, honest" card - the elected member is a former member of the National Front.

Argh. How depressing.

I'm even more determined that a general election now would be a terrible idea - clearly the British public can't be trusted to have any sort of sense of proportion.

On the other hand, the Apprentice final was good, and it looks like Scotland has kept the same party mix of MEPs (2 Lab, 2 SNP, 1 Con, 1 Lib Dem) even though the vote shares have changed - there was a bit of a worry that UKIP could beat the Lib Dems to a seat. We won't get the final result till tomorrow night for Scotland, though - the Western Isles are refusing to count the votes on a Sunday.

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dibsy
Jun. 8th, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
True, but then going and voting labour or lib-dem, or even conservative just so that the BNP don't get isn't a positive vote either. I think that in this election the only real positive votes were for the Greens, the BNP and UKIP. OK, maybe the bloody tories a bit as well, but not all of it.

The British are disenchanted with politicians but are whining about how the politicians should sort it out. No one has any new ideas, but something new would require people to change,s o who cares anyway, right?
pickwick
Jun. 8th, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
I...more or less voted positively for the Lib Dems, I think. Although there was a bit of making sure they kept the 6th seat and it didn't go to UKIP, they are closest to my position on Europe too!

Pretty much. People just seem to want some kind of magic wand waved and Something Done, they don't really care what. Cameron's looking good because he's saying decisive things, which he can get away with because he doesn't have to do them.

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