As you all know if you read this blog, I am a Libertarian Party member, but supported the UKIP for the EU elections just gone.
I stayed up until the early hours; watching to see how pissed off the British public were and how they would manifest this annoyance. Most people I speak to are not happy with the way things are. Whether is be Big Brother snooping on us; all the hoops we are made to jump through just to live; having more and more of our money stolen, to be spent on useless frivolity. That's before you even consider stuff like the expenses scandal that proved our politicians are thieves, spivs and not honourable people.
The local elections gave us a sign of what was to come really. Labour for sure were going to get an utter beating. Good, that's part of the medicine required; but there were some ominous signs.
1) The Tories seemed to have been given a "get out of jail free" card. Even though their spivs had joined the troughfest, even though they support outsourcing our government to unelected, unaccountable commies in the EU; they seemed to benefit the most from the "protest". The Lib Dems got a decent amount of the votes too, though they lost a number of councils, which was good.
2) The turnout. There is NO excuse for not turning up to the poll, or getting a postal vote. If you want to say none of the above, then you can do this by spoiling the ballot paper. Even just writing in NONE OF THE ABOVE, would at least have sent a message. Most people chose not to do that. They chose to do nothing and for me that sends the message "carry on as you were".
3) Others did O.K. but not spectacular. Seeing UKIP getting a few council seats and some other very good results, actually filled me with a bit of hope. UKIP usually do poorly in local elections, but this time they did better. I thought this would translate to a stunning EU election.
4) The Libertarian Party had its first election. It was no paper candidate either, unlike the other partys in that area who put VERY little effort in. Even the Tories who were the usual victors, were no where to be seen. So LPUK canvassed, leafleted and did all it could. The result? A respectable 6.9%, but given the amount of local effort compared to the others, you could be understood for expecting more. This showed to me, that people were much more tuned into the MSM coverage than actually listening to their local candidate. Also the turnout was pitiful. People had a decent range of choice, yet only 28% of people could be bothered to turn up.
So I went into the EU elections, thinking Labour would be trashed, UKIP would do better than last time; indeed I convinced myself that they would suck a lot of Tory votes over too. I thought the Lib Dems would do better than last time; so I actually thought UKIP could come second, but with the Lib Dems possibly pipping them.
The result kind of shocked me. The turn out was poor. Very poor, but of those people that turned out, there certainly was a large protest element. They were spread all over the place though and while UKIP came second, it was only just and with just 1 extra seat. Maybe I should be happy with that, seeing as the UK lost some seats, but I am not. Too many LibLabCon people were returned off the back of these results and the fact the Tories got all those seats, off of a VERY poor amount of votes; does not fill me with hope.
The BNP scraped a couple of seats and I'll not show the horror that others have done on this. While I can't stand them, they at least have one thing right. This country SHOULD have accountable politicians elected here making our laws. Not some unelected crooks in the EU commission. Their brand of socialism with racism, clearly appeals to some of the old Labour areas. Well Labour could address that; but they won't.
No the election results in both, but especially the EU election left me numb. It left me wanting to leave this country, as the people of this country seem to have given up. They have sent a very weak message to the LibLabCon; that they are a bit annoyed, but will continue to allow the bastards to get away with it. I can't share the joy of some that UKIP came 2nd, because it was a poor 2nd. A 2nd that didn't send the earthquake we really need in this country.
I feel a bit annoyed with people in this country, that are all to willing to moan down the pub, but couldn't be bothered to send a real message at the elections. It makes me wonder why I waste so much of my time, but then I know my anger will return to push me on again.
Will the rest of the country start caring at some point?