The results are in from the UK 2010 general election and it would appear that the voters of Britain have made history in producing the first hung parliament since 1974. Unsurprisingly, there has been growing speculation as to what could happen as a result of the negotiations that will follow. Again I’ll leave the analysis up to the experts, but who really knows what goes on behind those closed doors?
I suspect that even Gordon Brown, David Cameron, and Nick Clegg aren’t even sure themselves at this point, especially not on the wee bits of sleep they’ve gotten over the past few weeks. In-party tension is rising, and so are blood pressures. Meanwhile, I’m left to wonder if the media could back off a bit and let things run its course.
I say this because I was shocked by Kay Burley’s interview of a protester in favour of proportional representation outside of the Lib Dem meetings. Why interview someone if you’re just going to shout over them? That’s a bit out of order, if you ask me. And what’s with thinking that 65% of the British public voted for a hung parliament? Somehow, I get the feeling she’s been misinformed.
Surely, 65% of the voting public voted for their party of choice, which unbeknownst to them would result in a hung parliament. There wasn’t a box to mark with ‘hung parliament’ on it. I don’t know much about Kay Burley, but she reminded me a lot of Bill O’Reilly. Kay, darling, a word of advice: learn to have a bit more tact and leave the bias out of your reporting, please. It’s giving me a bit of a headache.