Not who you think, although there could be more than one.
”I believe Gordon Brown has been the worst prime minister we have had in this country.
”It is a disgrace and he owes an apology to the people and the Queen.”
As stated by Manish Sood, Labour Party candidate for Parliament, about Gordon Brown, the leader of the Labour Party.
Can’t quite think of the right analogy. Not really “rats abandoning the sinking ship” because Sood doesn’t seem like a rat, although the Labour ship is sinking.
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Honor amongst thieves?
A message in a bottle abandoning a sinking rat.
and now we have the interesting situation of a hung parliament in the U.K.
Can Gordon Brown form a minority govt? I do not know.
The reason that there is a hung parliament despite the swing is that the Tories failed to get to the magic 326. A large number of seats fell to the Tories, but they lost 3 to the LDP under Nick Clegg.
What it means is that Nick Clegg has become extremely powerful. With the few remaining seats to be determined, the Tories are well short of the goal, even though they have won the most seats….
I must say that Australia really does have the best electoral system. We have elections on the Saturday when people are not working and we do not end up in a situation where people cannot get into the hall to vote. The schools are used as polling booths, and there is always adequate ballot papers on hand.
We have compulsory voting over here which of course has the disadvantage that the folks with 1/8 brain have to vote… it is one reason that the ALP wins seats. We also have a preferential voting system, such that the candidates with the lowest votes get knocked out and their votes are redistributed to the remaining candidates. It seems a lot fairer that way… and yes we have our voter fraud too….