British politics is an embarrassment because the electorate are too complacent and pig ignorant to bother to understand or get involved, and this has led to the whole thing becoming a circus of arsehole, PR-stunting holograms. I hope Labour now grows enough collective balls to take the party back to uh what it's supposed to stand for and to give the bloody ConDems and their crusade of robbing from the poor and giving to the rich a hard time.
Do you seriously believe that Labour wouldn't also have been forced to implement savage cuts had they been re-elected? The brutal truth is that these cuts are essential if the economy is to survive. Something had to give and whichever government had been returned to power that ball would have been firmly at their feet.
Trouble is Labour overspent for years and kept talking about cuts, but these never happened because they feared they'd lose their "popularity" (a joke, that). If Labour had had the guts to put their proposed cuts into effect years ago, then the country wouldn't be faced with such massive cuts and their resultant hardship now.
David Miliband announces decision to step back from front-line politics to give his brother and the party the best chance of a fresh start. Exactly what we were expecting but his wording is flawless and I can't help but wish that it was the other way round. I think if David had won, Ed could still have been on the shadow cabinet and we'd have had both of them being able to make a strong impact rather than just the one. Oh wellhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11439511
Even if David had won, I think brotherly love would have been severely compromised, and that would have only created unwanted friction. It was obvious that they had differences of political opinion. No wonder their Mum said she wished they'd become academics and not politicians.
By the way, I found this a bit odd -Ed Miliband 'will marry' but politics 'got in the way' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11433642
Just how long does it take to get married, for goodness sake? A lunchtime quickie in the local Registry Office would have done. And that Ed apparently didn't have time to put his name on their first child's birth certificate beggars belief.