My former-self has a habit of popping-up at the most inappropriate moments. Usually when I’m watching something on the news (I’m a real news-hound these days!), and often when a certain politician appears on-screen. Now, I’m a bit of a politico on the side, and this certain politician – let him remain nameless, but he could do with blowing his nose – really pulls the arrogant sod out of me.
I’ve undergone a change, a did a 180 degree turnabout from what I used to be. As a youth I was probably the most arrogant person you could meet.
I’m not sure if I’ve said this in my posts, or if it’s just in my bio, but I was a Conservative in the 80s (not a card-carrying-one I might add), but I believed the guff that Saint Margaret T proclaimed with all the relish and zest of a Young Tory Entrepreneur.
I believed the stuff about the unions trying to run the country (via the Labour Party), and I even accepted the stuff about the Conservatives having the answers to the economy problems of the 80s.
English: Margaret Thatcher, former UK PM. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
My love affair with Tory politics came to ahead in the 90s when I woke up to the mess they had left behind them. And with the revelation of my own naivety, I lost faith in the Tory party totally.
I’m better now. 🙂
At least, I’m a little less obsessively about something than I used to be. (Although, my beloved Nicci would have other things to say on that subject – especially when it comes to my blogging, and my political designs – lol.)
I have to say that New Labour just felt like a watered-down version of the old Tory standards to me (with a sprinkling of socialism thrown in to keep the masses happy). Tony B (or Almost-Tory Tony, as I think of him) never hit the spot for me. I couldn’t get past the insincere grin I’m afraid; but that’s just me – and my Labour-hating former-self – I suppose. So the New Labour run parliament with Tony and Gordon B didn’t make me feel any less like I was in an alternate-conservative reality – a bizarre trip into the political looking-glass.
Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1997-2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Now we have this unnatural coalition between Cameron’s cronies and Clegg’s crowd. They are like a political Punch and Judy show with Dave as Mr Punch and Nick in the role of Judy (and Eddy M as the crocodile snapping at their heals).
Punch & Judy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Could there ever be a more mismatched-marriage than the Conservative/Lib Dem coalition government? It’s as crazy as fish fingers and custard! Or a punk in parliament.
(And being the very punk who would one day like to be PM of this great land, I can tell you just how bizarre that actually seems.)
A Punk in Parliament (Illustration Cyberpunk65)
Hopefully, in a couple of years, when we go back to the poles we might have someone that’s worth voting for. Currently, they’re all a bunch of no-hopers for Britain’s future.
Tell me what you think…