Friday, May 07, 2010
Morning After Pill
Totally knackered after a marathon local election count that took an extraordinary 7 hours to deliver a result. But briefly...
Locally, the Tories did incredibly well.
Our new consituency MP fought off a strong LD challenge to increase the Tory majority and win over 50% of the votes - the first time that's been done since c1738. A fantastic night.
Next door in the Major's constituency, the Tory incumbent fought off another strong LD challenge to win a hugely increased majority.
Across Surrey as a whole, the Tories won a clean sweep of every single seat, and with increased majorities.
Zooming out to look at England, the Tories have so far accumulated a clear majority of 32 seats, winning 40% of the votes.
Yes, once again, our old friends North of the border have voted for something entirely different. Only one of their 59 MPs will be a Tory.
So we have dropped into the merde. Markets crashing, and we Surrey/English taxpayers unable to elect a government that will tackle spending.
The phone-ins are saying that the country has voted for politicos to come together "for the good of the country" - they should stop bickering and "just get on with it".
OMG. There is zip understanding that "getting on with it" involves some very awkward decisions and a lot of losers. There isn't a cat's chance of getting on with anything without a majority government.
So, time to leave?
First, some sleep.
Then, let's see the appalling Brown levered out the door.
Then... well, sleep first.