Friday, 7 May 2010

What a shambles!


Last night I stayed up until 2am in the hope of getting a feel for the way the election might go. But, as my eyes were closing with tiredness, we were none the wiser, as the declarations began to only trickle in. Worse than that was the steady flow of stories about the organisation of the polling stations, with people queueing for hours only to be locked out and unable to vote. I remember when I was at university, one of my tutors went to Georgia as an independent observer to oversee their election. I wonder what he is making of last night's shenanigans.

And here we are, the morning after the night before, and no-one seems to be any the wiser. The results have been highly individualised, and have not really followed any discernable pattern, with surprise results happening all over the country.

My feeling is that maybe there is a pattern. If you shade in all the constituencies in their respective political colours, the geographical results might form into the shape of a single-finger salute pointing in the direction of Westminster, in a public act of collective unconscious, the like we have never seen.

Anyway, it's looking like we might be doing this all again fairly soon, so we might stand a chance of getting it right next time. Here's hoping...

3 comments:

Anna-Marie said...

Ooh, I LOVE your header photo thingy...I was mesmerised by it for quite a few minutes there, lol!
Trouble with doing it over is that NOBODY will vote any differently... I agree with your assessment - what a shambles :)

Kayla coo said...

Hi Clair,
I couldn't agree more!
I tried to stay up but fell asleep.
David Dimbleby must have been exhausted!
Politics have suddenly become interesting or it may be because I'm getting older!

claires inner world said...

Hi Anna-Marie - Glad you liked the photo - have put a little post on to explain more...!

Hi Michaela,
Thanks for stopping by the blog! I stayed up till 2, and gave up after that - just couldn't hack it! But today's events have been fascinating. It's a case of 'watch this space' I reckon...!