Important Election? Seems a reasonable proposition but the sad fact is that the few who are entitled and registered to vote, might not bother to do so. It is also well known the Labour voters won't come out in the rain (talk of the tories hiring aircraft and salting the clouds is just not true - but a lovely idea!) and that the 18-24 age group is virtually invisible in voting terms. This includes the military incarcerated in Afghanistan and seemingly unable to vote!
All that is a pity but it does mean that if we get a shitty virtually hung parliament, the non voters can just keep silent for the next five years (or five months if it really is well hung). Any visitor to London could be forgiven for thinking that we do actually hang our MP's.
A very impressive multiple gallows seems to be under construction just over the road from the Palace of Westminster and no doubt countless american tourists have been fed the line by bored tour guides.
In reality it is a rostrum for the worlds chattering classes to give their media trained party line on any given Election subject . But why the gallows? Er sorry rostrum.The construction neatly takes the eye above the passing traffic as in previous elections some crafty folk have used large panel vans as Prime TV advertising billboards and just run the vehicle up and down the road a few times!
BUT the topic is Why this Election is important? It is important because virtually inexperienced people you have never heard of will be controlling your destiny and taking away what little savings or assets you have acquired over the years. This is compounded by the face that an equally faceless bunch of jokers in Europe will also be passing laws that override our home grown legislation.
There is an end to this mess and to my mind it's good to have at least a nodding connection with events. As for me well, I'm collecting US $ whenever the tourist rate is above £1.51 and booking a couple of cruises, whilst all the bloodletting takes place. Anyone tempted by the concept of Cash my Gold should literally sit on it and do nothing. In times of turmoil, gold prices shoot skywards and as our politicians have so far demonstrated no credible plan or knowledge of how to physically make things better, it's going to get a whole lot worse and this sorry state of affairs will last over a good few years. Hang onto your hat the ride is going to be very bumpy, just don't say that no one told you because I now have!"
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