The second political debate in Britain
Where's Winston when we need him?
Tune in tonight 8:00 PM Greenwich Time
As we watch with sinking hearts the TV channels preparing to chair this asinine contest once again to help us decide whom to vote for, it seems that limitless idiocy is the real governing creed in the UK.
There has been far more debate regarding the debates by the protagonists jostling for position they deem advantageous to their team. PM, Cameron has already made a huge ass of himself by refusing to debate Shadow PM, Miliband one-on-one. And heroic Nick Clegg, his coalition partner, leaping up and down and offering to debate anyone; anywhere; any time! Knowing full well no one cares about his input this year. As a consequence, the first debate last week was a complete sham as members of the studio audience along with two of our fiercer presenters questioned the PM and his shadow on different sound stages!
Tonight's imbroglio will consist of all the major parties: firstly being questioned by more worthies (Ha) from the public audience, then a free-for-all with the seven leaders free to attack one another. The result, of course, will be bedlam and viewers will have no idea of anyone's policies except the fact they want to grub power at any cost. This means he or she who shouts the loudest might by the next leader of the country, free to screw up the economy and declare war on whomever they fancy.
In fact, there are only two people that really matter tonight: David Cameron and Ed Millipede, er, sorry, Miliband, the Conservative ruling party prime minister and the leader of the opposition, Labour. The conservatives have the support of big business, such as the banks, utilities, oil, booze and fag makers, and the wealthy, etc., while labour enjoys the backing of the poor and most of the lower middle class (they hope) and the trade unions who foot the bill.
The only interesting factor we see this time is that the two major parties are actually neck-and-neck! At around 34% of the vote forecast each which will mean no party will win a majority and will be looking for another joined at the hip union, as we have now with the Tory/Liberal alliance.
During the last five years, this unholy bed pairing has seen us with a coalition lead by Cameron and Clegg (Lib Dem) who agree in the Commons, seem to dislike eash other in reality and can't wait to slag one another off in the press and media. Somehow, the country was governed...more to do with the rest of us than those supposed to be leading. I mean, wars and International Unions aside, a civilization as ancient as this one carries on pretty well without a central government: all the systems are in place and we would be about £100,000,000 better off without having to pay all these lazy, manipulative toffs. Yes, toffs, one and all, most politicians are spawned in Oxbridge and employ the buddy system all their grasping lives. No more do socialists come up through apprenticeships, blue collar industries and the trade union movement, being seasoned leaders and decision makers before they ever went to Westminster. Back then, Labour – socialists – really worked for the working classes because they were from that background themselves and had to face their own family and friends in the local pub. Milliband, and most of his flock, are from Oxford or Cambridge universities and have wealthy families backing them.
This leaves us with the situation that whatever major party wins, their friends all belong to the establishment classes. Whatever spiel they hand out in the Commons, they will be primarily interested in the welfare of their buds they went to Uni with.
At least with the Tories (conservatives) you know they give a toss about Mr and Mrs Working Class's ability to feed and clothe the family, as long as they can be steered away from insurgency or dying in the city parks. Read the fine print of all the government legislation over the last 20 years, both labour and conservative, and you see the power structure are those who always gain. I mean, can anything be more blatantly crooked than what the banks have done? Stealing and losing billions, being bailed out by you and I, then immediately awarding million dollar bonuses to the same (or similar) crooks who cause the problem in the beginning? Can you imagine the skulduggery and meeting between the “society of friends” behind the scenes!?
Or the energy and utility sectors. Prices continue to go up as their wholesale prices go down – time after time while government ombudsmen (read flunkies) do bugger all.
It was reported today that the UK has more drunken teenagers and young people than any country in the whole wide world! There's a statistic to warm your heart, isn't it? Couldn't the government pass legislation to obviate this to a great extent? In a minute if they had the desire, but protecting the big business making a fortune from drunkenness is far more important to them. In fact, Lord Karan Bilimoria, the CEO of Cobra Beer, an Indian born entrepreneur, has appeared in all the major TV stations backing the Cconservatives! Hic! Of course!!! How DID he get a peerage; ask the Quink!
Also appearing tonight are UKIP, Lib Dems, SNP, Paid Cymru, (sorry, that's PLAID Cymru!) and the Green party. With Tories and Labour, that's the seven dwarfs for tonight.
It's at 8:00 PM on Sky News and BBC channels, two hours of “entertainment.” And we have several more of them before the May election.
Incidentally, I'm not voting this year...how can anyone?