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Britain Has A New Prime Minister…

Thursday, May 13, 2010
Posted in: British Politics

Meet Dave (AKA Moonhead). He’s a Conservative.

He has a new best friend, Nick Clegg (AKA Just William), who is the leader of the Liberal Democrats.

Dave Cameron didn’t win enough votes to form a majority government, so he has to share with Nick and his cronies. Thus, Britain has a new coalition government. Jesus.

I hope for the sake of the country, that this partnership works. I really do.


  • We’ve had a minority government here in Canada for a few years now and it’s been …… interesting. There have been some very bizarre hook-ups between parties jockeying for power and much of the time not much done governmentaly. But, speaking for myself, I don’t trust any of the parties enough to run a majority government.


  • Words cannot express how depressing the whole situation is


  • In that photo, they look so much alike it’s kind of creepy.


  • Throwmearope
    May 13
    2:08 pm

    Two words: George Duh-duh-duh-dubya. It could be much worse. Trust me.


  • Did you see the press conference they gave in the garden of 10 Downing Street? It looked like a Civil Partnership Ceremony. I kept expecting someone to start singing “Close to You”.


  • It looked like a Civil Partnership

    Lol, very true. I just can’t see how this coalition can work, when their ideologies are so vastly different.

    I do think it’s going to end in tears.


  • I’m in Canada and I don’t mind having a minority government. It kind of keeps the parties in check and some of them have even learned the meaning of the word compromise. And I’m saying this as a Conservative Party supporter.


  • Indida
    May 14
    12:01 am

    I miss Tony Blair AKA my husband.


  • MikiS
    May 16
    6:44 am

    I tend to think that here in the US, despite the rhetoric and bitchiness across the “aisles”, the government works best when neither party has a majority. For example, when the president is party A, the congress/house would have a majority in party B.

    When the pres and congress/house are all the same, it just seems to set up for the worst sort of extremes, from either side.


    So, I’ll hope that this turns out to be a great thing for y’all!


  • Karen Scott
    May 16
    8:26 am

    @Miki, I think that the Conservatives and the Liberals over here will work a whole lot better than the Repubs and the Democrats over in America, but that’s not saying much because just about anything works better than any decision that involves the American Republicans having to think objectively.

    I’m at least happy that David Cameron isn’t a right wing nutter like the majority of Repupblicans seem to be over in the States. He’s a lot more moderate. He’s pro-choice, pro gays, and pro universal healthcare. I probably shouldn’t complain, but I still would have preferred it, if the Conservatives had gained the majority required to govern, as I fear that the decision-making process will slow right up if they have to discuss everything with the Liberal cabinet members.


  • Karen Scott
    May 16
    8:27 am

    Hey Indida, where have you been? Long time no blog!


  • Karla
    May 17
    3:00 pm

    “He’s pro-choice, pro gays, and pro universal healthcare.”

    Actually, we could use more like him in the Democratic party. You guys can have Lieberman, Blanche Lincoln, Ben Nelson, and some of those other Blue Dogs/Thorns in the Side that we can’t seem to get rid of.

    Hell, I’ll just settle for your short election season. The last one lasted from January 2007-November 2008. And I saw comments online from Brits glad that the volcano got something else on the news besides the election. You puir wee bairns. 😛


  • Indida
    May 18
    1:31 am

    Hola! I’ve been around a few blocks. Lol. It really has been a long time. I’m realizing just how much I miss it.

    I’ve been thinking about returning. We’ll see.


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