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

- George Washington

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Nicely put

None of the parties currently asking for our votes offers the combination of policy and approach that satisfies me; I imagine most people feel the same. And yet we have to make a decision: whether to vote, and if so, for whom. Phil Walker, over at The Melangerie, puts it very well.

I can recall some years ago, when there was major disruption on the railway network, having to get from York where I had been on a visit, back home to Leicester. Trains were cancelled left, right and centre, and there was basically no way of me making what was usually a very straightforward journey on a direct train. I couldn't get to my destination by a direct route, so I started taking trains which were headed in the right direction. I got home many hours later, but I got there.

The Tories aren't flagging up my destination on their schedule. They're not exactly aimed straight at where I would like us to go. They certainly wouldn't go far enough. But since this is the train headed in most nearly the right direction, I shall take it.

Couldn't have put it better myself.


  1. Ricahrd

    Do me a favour and explain where the different parties are heading (don't bother with the facists).

    As far as I can see it's all the usual platitudes...

  2. Conservatives: slightly more freedom and slightly better management of the economy.

    Lib Dem: release all prisoners and free weed for groovy guys like what was his name again?

    Labour: the U-bend.


  3. But the CON-servatives are running late because they are off the rails....

  4. And Clegg has ideas above his station, har har.

  5. Richard

    Thanks - sounds like the free weed Lib Dem destination for me....it's been some years since I last visited that place?

  6. No worries, man. Just don't bogart that joint ...


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