I am pretty outraged by mayoral exhortations to stay indoors when pollution levels are high. The Mayor's office will even send you a text to warn you when there are too many carbon monoxide particles in the air. The same Mayor who cancelled the western expansion of the congestion charge and has done nothing to curb air pollution. It's a bit like the police sending texts to women warning them not to go out because there's an un-caught rapist at large. How I despise that blond buffoon BoJo. As much as I despise the people who voted for him for follicular reasons.
It's worth remembering that all the "breeding", the expensive education, old school networking and plain entitlement couldn't win Cameron and pals an outright election victory, never mind two. One term Tory. To never see him, Osborne (better suited to towel-folding than running an economy), IDS (promoted behind any reasonable expectation of his capabilities), Michael Gove (Pob's evil twin) and William Hague (runner up in a Mark E Smith impersonation contest and making as much sense), ever again would be worth whatever Miliband and pals might come up with in government
I've tempered my annoyance at Farage's stupid, guffawing face by pledging £1 to a refugee charity every time I see a picture or video of him guzzling a pint of beer (I'm currently up to £21). But I worry about UKIP's election results, not their picking up a smattering of Tory seats on the east coast, but them coming second in Rotherham, Doncaster, Wigan, Oldham etc, because given a not very good Labour/SNP/Plaid Cymru coalition, not spending, not reversing austerity, it's quite possible that people will turn to Farage and his gaffe-prone monkeys, especially given the UKIP tendency to think of "English" (white English, obviously) as a race. "We don't want them Scotch/Welsh talling us ENGLISH what to do." Although I do find it odd how most UKIP supporters are old - old people use the NHS more than young people, yet Farage and his ill-trained bunch o'loons want to press on with the privatisation of the NHS. Does anyone but Branson and Andy Parker want this? Then again, the UKIP manifesto promises to scrap parking charges at hospitals and that the important thing, isn't it. The right of an Englishman (white English, obviously) to drive his fucking car.
I can't help but feel that losing the referendum was the best thing that could have happened to the SNP - upswell in membership and support, Salmond's resignation in favour of the more likeable and pixie-ish Sturgeon.
We are not American, we like the underdog, so it's hardly surprising that suddenly everyone loves uber-geek Miliband. He's perfect for picture bants and memes. Unlike America, we don't want a patriarch:- we're all a bit awkward, thus Miliband represents us, we respond to his unslickness. The problem with this though is that it's just the BoJoification of politics - somebody's amusing so we vote for him. And with that, I've come full circle, so I'll stop.