The Massdebate…

Well, wasn’t that exciting?!?

What impressed me was the order of speaking which – if you believe the official version – was chosen by lots. So it’s a complete coincidence that Natalie Bennet spoke first so she could be ridiculed by Nick Clegg.

Nigel Farage could then be rubbished by Ed Miliband because there’s no point in rubbishing Clegg and Bennet because they’ve got no chance of getting more than a couple of seats, and then he could go on to slag off Cameron.

The Plaid Cymru woman, whatsername, is really irrelevant so who cares what she says except that she’s sucking up to Nicola Sturgeon who is anxious to put Miliband in his place because Labour will be wiped out in Scotland (serves the buggers right!).

That just leaves Cameron who, totally by chance is speaking last. He’s actually the only one there with anything to defend as the poor bugger has to stand on his record which – to be fair – is not too bad a record. They all attack him, but at least he gets to reply to all the bitching, lies, slagging off and personal abuse thrown at him by the rest of them.

So who came out of it ahead? Well, no bugger really because the whole thing was totally unmanageable as we expected it would be and there was so much bullshit flying around that the only certain thing was uncertainty. Personally I came away thinking that they were all as bad as each other and that none of them are really that credible.

In my view UKIP won on immigration and the EU, Cameron on the economy and Miliband on the NHS. The Nationalists – especially the Welsh – were hopelessly self obsessed and the Greens have no credible policies unless tree hugging counts. Nobody won on issues that go across the board.

Let’s face it, us old hands at this game all know that their manifestos are not really worth the paper they are written on. Policies invariably change the day after the election and in times where coalition politics come into play, everybody blames everybody else.

Still, it filled the TV schedules on the cheap…

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7 responses to “The Massdebate…

  1. “Policies invariably change the day after the election and in times where coalition politics come into play, everybody blames everybody else.”
    And ,we the public get the worst of everything and nothing we voted for.

  2. I think your final sentence sums it up nicely, Bernard.

    Just look at Italy. So many parties that it takes months to form a government that agrees on nothing so nothing ever gets done.

  3. rapscallion

    How my TV is still intact is beyond me. Near the end of the first half I was on the verge of punching the effing thing. It must have been the false-sincerity of the Millitwat, coupled with his smug, patronising look that nearly pushed me over the top. Cunt

    The only two who had some sort of grip on reality were Farage and I hate to say it “Call me Dave” Clegg was irrelevant as was that Plaid Cymru woman, whilst Sturgeon and Bennett are unreconstructed big state commies who would tax you do death for their benefit.

    I'm beginning to see why the Frogs invented the Guillotine.

  4. I presume their positions on the stage were chosen by drawing lots as well. Otherwise Fromage should have been on the far right.. Also my ears need syringing, unless the Green refugee from Captain Cook's Mistake really did say that the Scots get “free IKEA”.

  5. But Dio, a government which never actually does anything is probably one of the best sort, inasmuch as they do the least harm, surely.

  6. XX Let's face it, us old hands at this game all know that their manifestos are not really worth the paper they are written on. XX

    O.K. A theoretical question. (or IS it?)

    Fred Bloggs fights his seat as a Conservative. The day after his win is confirmed, he declares he will be following the Labour manifesto.

    CAN he?

    I believe a year or two back a judge declared that the manifesto was an “offer to treat” and therefore was not a fixed contract.

    So, from my view, Fred Bloggs would be perfectly within his rights. But COULD he be got rid of?

  7. Probably not. It's just something that sounds good IMHO. It'll never happen in practice. The law would need changing and MPs are never going to pass a law that allows them to be sacked.