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

- George Washington

Saturday, 25 September 2010

College Pranks

Electoral College, that is. Let me see now ...

According to the BBC:

Labour Party members wanted David Miliband.

Labour Party MPs wanted David Miliband.

The Unions wanted Diane Abbott.

And after several rounds of vote-counting, the party got Ed Miliband.

Hardly a ringing endorsement for AV, is it?


  1. Nope.

    Nor for Labour, as they now have an utter dick at the helm, bereft of policy or plan and driven only by a sense of entitlement that, no matter what, the party deserve to be in charge.

    Mind you, that was a foregone conclusion whichever candidate they elected.

    I'm just a little disappointed it was the Miliband without banana, because that picture never fails to make me smile. Still, on the bright side, Weird Ed (as opposed to Mad Boggly Ed) has a tendency to get all red and stuttery whenever he doesn't have a good answer and can't hide behind Orwellian doublespeak so he should be good comedy value at PMQs. He's supposed to be bright, but actually always reminds me of the Carl Sagan quote: "They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown."

    Anyway, now that Labour have to produce some actual opposition, I look forward to their poll ratings resuming the steady downward trend they've enjoyed since 1997. At some point they may twig that anyone bonkers enough to think that Ed Miliband's the answer still hasn't come close to asking the right question. If they're lucky it'll be soon; if we're lucky it'll come out at the post-mortem.

  2. I agree with the chap I heard on the radio who said it would have been much more fun if the Labour Party had gone for the third brother, rock star, Steve.

  3. With any luck, they will now be unelectable for a generation.


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