Wednesday, 17 December 2014
How wrong can you be?
I seem to have lost my touch.
Anytime there was a story in the media, that I formed an opinion on, I have been wrong.
I expected that a baker who didn't want to bake a cake for a client, for whatever reason, wouldn't have to. I was wrong.
I thought that Douglas Carswell's principled re-election stance would prevent any followers. Wrong again.
I supposed that a bisexual husband who handed a brown bag to a taxi driver, who then killed that man's wife, would at least have to face trial to explain why he went on online dating sites the night after her death. Wrong again.
I guessed that a man who fired fatal shots through the en-suite bathroom door would be guilty of manslaughter at the very least. Nah...
I thought that the last thing the government would do to revive the economy would be to give the housing bubble another pump. Another miscalculation.
Ii thought missing flight MH370 would turn up somewhere. It hasn't.
I guessed that the Scottish Referendum result would draw a line under independence for 20 years or so. It didn't.
I thought England's super dismal performance in Brazil would necessitate the usual change of manager. Oddly, that never happened. And I thought Louis Van Gaal would have made a blistering start at Manchester United. Instead of the mud like slog they have been making of their season.
I assumed that government would not ban smoking in cars with children on the grounds its largely unenforceable. They jumped at the chance to introduce a pointless law.
I thought Putin just wouldn't push it too far and try and annex the Ukraine. He tried.
All in all .. I have been off on almost any decision I have thought about.
A pretty sorry state of affairs.
The only silver lining is I also thought that by now Miliband would be 7% ahead in the polls and looking at a 50 seat majority.
Posted by Bill Quango MP