I asked the folk on PB if everyone in Blighty was pissed, as they’re all writing stuff that doesn’t make much sense. One commenter replied that after thirteen years of Gordon Brown, the country is now officially pissed for a week.
I replied – Thought so. Guido’s writing gibberish. Smithson’s doing endless continuity threads. Conservativehome’s stuck in 2008, hardly able to comment on current reality. I’ll try again tomorrow. You’re all tired and emotional right now, poor dears.
I’ll come back online in the morning and see if the writers fuzz has passed.’ I guess the end of Gordon Brown is simply too much to take, his resignation came so fast. It’s bound to hit people.
In Clegg’s speech, he had about ten words of accolade for Brown, and that was well enough. There were no standing ovations in the Commons this time. People just cannot believe they are shot of him, Mandelson, Whelan, Blair and Campbell, the whole bloody rotten lot of them, and are reeling in shock that finally the bunker has been breeched.
Clegg tricked Brown into going, which was pretty nifty. He told Labour that if Brown went he’d make a deal with a new generation leader, but then didn’t. He deserves a lot of credit for that. Brown would not have stood down otherwise. And yet Brown’s going set in motion the ‘Labradoodle’ coalition, and Labour were neatly manoeuvred out of the picture.
Clegg seems workmanlike and far more interested in talking to people and is less obsessed with himself than Brown as is Cameron. Clegg spoke of a new kind of politics coming in, which he said, would not only be possible, but better. It is a relief to have people like him and Cameron having a go. It is almost too much to take in that the evil bastards who have lied to us for 13 and more years, have finally gone. No wonder people in Blighty are currently totally overwhelmed.
We really do deserve better. How the hell have they kept themselves in power so long? My answer to that would be libelous, but the improvements to voting practices will tidy up a lot of the reasons why. I sincerely hope Britain never has to endure a period of endless lying like this ever again. It erodes the human spirit and drives people out of the country.
I for one am heading home to live in Britain again next week. It might be coincidental, but subconsciously I thought we would have Cameron as PM when I made the decision to return home. In fact we do, just that it’s in different circumstances. I wouldn’t even consider it if those lying evil half wits were still in power. It was too awful to take. See you next week, folks, volcanoes permitting. I’m coming home after four years. Yes it is emotional for me too.