If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

- George Washington

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

A measure of hope

I was on the shopping run at the weekend, and I treated myself, as I mentioned in a previous post. It just fell in the trolley, honest.

I now have a bottle of The Balvenie Signature. It will not be opened until election night.

I can't wait.

1 comment:

  1. Do you know, I do believe I'll be joining you in toasting a farewell to the Clown Party!

    I've been paying some attention to both party conferences and whilst I don't have any paticular wish to "share the pain" of recovery, I see it as inevitable. Given that, how refreshing to hear some politicians attempting to be honest about the situation. Not that I agree with all of their proposals, but it certainly beats the arrant and arrogant "nothing is wrong and we can fight back" nonsense of last week.

    Let us hope that the vast army of public-payroll-and-benefits drones aren't tempted to vote Labour (again) just because they haven't been honest about their own plans. Not that I think it'll make much difference to the winner, but I believe we need as strong a new government as possible just to make a start on clearing the Augean Stables.

    Is it just me, by the way, or do I detect a certain bias in the media? One lot rammed the EuroConstitution down our throats, even going to the High Court to get approval to renege on their manifesto promise for a referendum (which is, in itself utterly unforgiveable. Ever) - and yet it's the Tories who are getting stick over what their plans are for Europe. I guess they'll play the hand they've got when they get to it - hardly their fault they can't predict whether we'll be forcefully Federated by June or not. Perhaps it just shows even the media no longer care what Gordo's got to say on that, or any other, subject. They know he won't be the one driving the train by then.

    Be that as it may, even if Lord Sutch will be the one forming a government in the morning, I shall be spending election night drinking and offering profane and heartfelt farewells to the outgoing incumbents. Obviously I'm not going to be in a minority in that!


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