Com-promise

We now have a coalition government.  To achieve this both parties had to compromise. Compromise is one of those interesting words that can be both positive and negative, mostly depending on the person viewing or making the compromise’s opinion.  It can be a noun and a verb. Compromise means: a settlement of differences by mutual Read More …

Unelected Leaders

I thought I’d post this for those who are perpetuating this nonsense about an ‘Unelected Prime Minister’, mostly the ‘political editors and corespondants’ working for the media and Tory Members of Parliament. The UK has a Parliamentary system.  When you voted last week none of your ballot papers had a section for choosing the Prime Read More …

In The National Interest

All this talk of ‘The National Interest’ as the Conservative and Liberal Democrats try to hammer out some kind of a deal seems a little odd. Firstly, it suggests that the Tories wouldn’t be acting in the national interest if they didn’t have to try and get support. Secondly, it seems to presume that a Read More …

real change

It’s always interesting to see the swing in elections.  This election has seen a general swing from the centre left parties like Labour and the Liberal Democrats to the centre right Conservative party. There wasn’t much of a swing from the left to other left leaning parties.  I find that odd. My friend Leo uses Read More …

addictive

Who knew that nothing would be so interesting? The UK election has resulted in a well and truly hung parliament with some fascinating results. The Liberal Democrat vote went up 1% but their number of seats went down.  The Torys still have only 1 MP in Scotland but the most seats overall.  Labour’s vote went Read More …

it doesn’t add up

I was watching the BBC News this morning and the head guy from IPSOS Mori was on talking about the election polls.  For the first time I heard anyone mention margin of error which is actually pretty important with this kind of 1000 people snap sample stuff. The margin of error is + or – Read More …

I agree with Nick

I watched the first ever UK General Election Leader’s debate on TV last night. I was struck by a number of things. The first was that it was actually quite engaging.  There was always a fear that the huge list of rules and guideline that the Parties had come up with to minimise the possibility Read More …