Sunday, February 20, 2011

Indecision 2011

If the Lib-Dem section of the collation government were serious about the forthcoming referendum on electoral reform, then instead of our usual little kiss in the box of our choice, they would insist on using the Alternate Vote (AV) system on the ballot paper and allow us to choose what method we desire to have to elect them. That, of course, would be the actions of people with some semblance of a backbone. To divert us from making this ironic observation however, they have been rather sly. Cunningly, they appear to have chosen the same date as the local elections, so that all of us poor saps who believed the Lib-Dems and voted for them, and who are intending to stomp to the polling stations to register our disgust, will also find ourselves presented with a watered-down version of one of the reasons we voted for a selection of those expenses-tainted buggers we call politicians in the first place. I predict indecision – and more stomping from the Polling Station.

And Double Summertime may be on its way, as the coalition considers putting our clocks forward one hour ahead of GMT and keeping BST. Luckily, this experiment will coincide with a drastic reduction of lollypop men and women as the cuts the coalition insisted on rushing in takes effect. Still, it will attract the tourists. Who wouldn’t want to watch texting kids negotiate heavy traffic? I mean, adults seem to find it difficult enough in a car-free zone as it is (, so self-centred teenbots should provide far greater sport.

Best film seen this week: The Men Who Stare At Goats

Best guess celebratory death: Katie Price – silicon poisoning, caused when she attempts one dance manoeuvre too many.

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