GREENS WILL LIVEN DEBATE
YESTERDAY marked 100 days to go until the General Election – and boy, don’t we know it.
You can’t turn on the telly now without one party leader or another breathlessly braying about how they and they alone will save the country from certain death.
Normally we’d get five weeks of this nonsense before the polling stations opened.
Instead, by the time election day comes on May 7, we’ll have had five tortuous bloody MONTHS of it.
And some of the cynicism on display already has been breath-taking.
One MP in my area has suddenly started appearing in her local paper looking all concerned and sincere outside an NHS outpost.
The last time I remember seeing her do something similar was, funnily enough, the last time there was a general election.
Oh – and the election before that. Wonder why?
As with 2010, we’re also being encouraged to get excited at the prospect of the various party leaders taking utterly patronising David Cameron can be without being sprawled on a chaise longe having grapes fed into his over-privileged gob.
The PM, of course, being the one with the most to lose, doesn’t want to be in the TV debates in any case.
He first attempted to duck out of them saying he wouldn’t be on a platform with UKIP’S Nigel Farage LEADER: Green Party’s Natalie Bennett unless the Greens – part in television debates – led by Natalie Bennett – were because the vast majority of there to similarly embarrass us have nothing better to do the Labour party. with our lives, do we?
It’s not like we’re going to learn anything new from them.
Like slowing down to get a good view of a car crash aftermath, the interested among us will tune in just to see how terrible Ed Miliband is, how mealy-mouthed Nick Clegg can be, and exactly how
But now the Greens are invited, along with Scotland’s SNP and Plaid Cymru of Wales, he’s now claiming it’s unfair on Northern Ireland’s DUP being omitted from the line-up.
Talk about moving
the goal posts…
But whatever you think of Cameron, getting the Greens involved will actually brighten up an otherwise extraordinarily dull process – and not just because of their party colour.
Reading through their policies last week was a real eye-opener.
The so-called left-wing version of UKIP – as the Greens are expected to damage Labour like UKIP will the Tories – proposes decriminalising Al Qaeda, prisoners getting the vote, scrapping the armed forces and turning defence industry bases into windfarm manufacturers.
There’s even been talk of compulsory vegetarian Fridays – because we all need a Government to tell us what we can and cannot eat, don’t we?
So, roll on May. Not for the general election, but for the beginning of the Christmas ad campaigns.