Monday, 5 January 2015
The election starts today..what a way to begin 2015!
Today is one of the most depressing days of the year. The bank balance always looks poor, the house a mess, the excess of Christmas is deeply etched in ones head and likely visible around the waist too.
Plus its January and back to work for the many people for the first time, with no reprieve of a bank holiday until Spring.
What more could add to the gaiety and joviality of the day - the news that it is finally 2015. In the UK this means we will have a General Election in May and sadly Mr Cameron, Milliband and their fellow travellers have remembered this.
Politicians exist for nothing else but election, time has proved after all that they are very rarely any good at Government, but they have to win elections (someone does after all, its in the rules) so they devote themselves to this.
Already today we can read or hear anywhere in the media that Labour are going to spend the Country to death within minutes or that the Tories are going to abolish the NHS altogether.
And this is just the first blows, there is four months of this to come. The only joy I can possibly see will be if the UKIP and Green vote, together with the SNP, surges enough to make Cameron and Milliband really have public meltdowns; its a small hope, but its something to cling to at least....