Monday, June 08, 2009

Trying to calm down

The elections last week were amazingly depressing. Despite their share of teh vote going down a little bit, nazi twats the BNP managed to get two MEPs as tens of thousands of people simply failed to vote. Cheers for that. Really appreciate it. Yorkshire and Humber is one of the regions that will be represented in Brussels by a fascist, Andrew Brons, noted former member of the National Front. Last time around, we were represented by Ukip, a whole other set of cranks and loons with an utter knob for a leader, but they're as nothing to this set of tossers.

In order to calm down, I went and sat on the sea front at Hornsea and watched the waves for a while. It worked for me, and maybe it will for you:

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Use your vote, please

It's election day tomorrow. The last time we had European elections, the turnout was 22%. If it gets within five points of that tomorrow, it'll be a minor miracle, such is the disillusionment felt across the country in the light of the expenses row that's pretty much hamstrung politics for a couple of weeks or more now (oh god please make it stop).

And that resultant apathy is completely understandable and reasonable and I expect the turnout to reflect it. However... There's always a however. When you get tiny turnouts, it means those on the fringes of serious politics suddenly get a louder voice than would otherwise be the case. Yes, the fascist twats of the BNP have been pushing their filth through letterboxes across the country and while I don't think Britain will actually return a jackbooted tosser to Brussels, any significant proportion of the vote will give them the oxygen of publicity that we could all do without. The oxygen of oxygen is too good for them, but there's not much that you or I can do about that. The publicity thing, however, we can. Please get out and vote. It is important, and any vote for someone other than the fascists is a vote for the freedoms we all hold dear.