A British election with an Italian-style denouement
Dracula with a mellifluous voice and his two opponents
(Did you ever see a face as vacant as David Cameron’s?)
What do the Lib-Dems want in exchange? Support for proportional represention, a system that would make it impossible for any party to govern. As Richard Littlejohn writes in the Mail:
[W]hile Cameron can probably make some concessions over electoral reform, he must draw the line at Clegg’s demands for full PR.However, the pro-Tory Telegraph (a paper which is about as “conservative” as the “Conservatives” it supports) has a different angle. It says that Cameron can form a governing majority with the informal support of a handful of small parties in the House of Commons.
On a sidelight, VFR’s favorite British politician of recent years, the transplendent Jacqui Smith, has been defeated in her parliamentary constituency. The Times reports:
Jacqui Smith, the former Home Secretary, who was forced to step down from the government after she used her parliamentary expenses to pay for her husband’s adult films, has been emphatically defeated in Redditch. She is the biggest scalp of the election for the Conservatives. Karen Lumley, the party’s candidate, won 19,138 votes—9.2 per cent swing from Labour. Ms Smith, who was deeply embarrassed by the disclosure of her expenses claims, became largely synonymous with the scandal. A doleful-looking Ms Smith looked close to tears at the count.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 08, 2010 01:21 AM | Send