Wednesday, 6 September 2006

Poll Dancing

Once again we have politicians using the idea that they have some sort of mandate to justify riding roughshod over the country.

Labour persuaded a mere 25% of the population to go out and vote for them. For that we get a virtual dictatorship and a leader who believes he can do no wrong. Even if you want to go for percentage of the vote rather than population, 63% of voters did NOT vote for him.

His “mandate” is purely because of a crooked and skewed voting system which ensures that this country is always run by a minority whether Labour or Conservative. In fact I’m probably too young to remember the last time a “winning” Government commanded more than 50% of the vote.