Bring on tomorrow 11 pm as I cannot take anymore of this election drivel.
One thing for sure is I’d like Gordon Brown out as although he may be a very nice man with a lovely wife and family, he doesn’t do politics for me. Which of course leads to the next important question…Then who?
I’ve only voted twice in the UK, my 1st vote back in 1983 went to Mrs Margaret Thatcher. I wasn’t very politically aware but from everyone I spoke to she was the way forward, so I followed and added my vote. I was quite pleased when she won and felt assured I had helped Britain onto the right track. Then I buggered off to Italy for 18 years and never voted once in all that time. I didn’t know about the postal vote and lived too far from Milan or Rome where the embassies were.
I remember thinking though, had I been ‘at home’ I would have voted for Tony Blair in 1997 as the country needed change and he was the ticket to change at the time.
My second vote in 2005 was for the Conservative party again. Once again we were at a dead-end, Tony was slacking, I didn’t agree with the Iraq War nonsense and believed we needed a clean start again. Conservative did win in my area and a couple of years later Tony hung up his apron and we were left with Gordon to fill his shoes.
I wasn’t convinced.
We’ve spoken before about feelings for people and situations and Gordon just wasn’t/isn’t it for me.
Then we heard about the MP’s expenses scandal, more war with no arms, Broken Britain, benefit frauds and untold illegal immigrants all claiming our hard-earned pennies too! Madness.
So again, once the election was called I started to ask around. My grandmother (90 in August) said she was going for UKIP or praying for a hung government.
‘You can’t do that!’ I replied my eyes popping out of my skull. The very word ‘hung’ doesn’t give much hope at all does it?
‘I can and I will’ came the firm reply.
She has seen so many swaps from Labour to Conservative during her life she’s now convinced neither can do anything to lead us honorably and they’re all just full of lies and broken promises…who can blame her?
I watched the debates, well ok, half watched them and followed what was being said after them in the newspapers and on TV. Liberal Democrats were making a noise for the first time. I can remember Dad years ago, mentioning them but no one has ever taken them very seriously, have they? Is it their time now?
Then the Greens, the BMP (no thanks!) (Or as Jean points out BNP!) and all the other smaller parties who make up the ‘others’ but would my vote do anything if I gave it to them? I don’t think so.
I don’t know, but David Cameron is the man who will most likely be getting my vote tomorrow. I like that he is eager to get on with ‘the job’ that he has tripped Gordon up on so many occasions and he has what seems to be a convincing team behind him. I may be wrong – I hope not – but one thing I do hope is that whoever wins tomorrow they drag us out of the swamp we are immersed in and lead us into a cleaner, clear-cut future.