Friday, May 13, 2005

British General Election, best result?

In the aftermath of last weeks election in Britain, it is interesting to view the reactions of the leaders of the 3 main political parties. Despite winning the election the Labour party lost 47 seats and Tony Blair looks like a kid who got scolded by the Queen this morning when he went to be officially asked to form a government. Michael Howard dragged the Conservatives out of their political grave and gave helped them win 31 more seats, he's already resigned. Finally, Charles Kennedy while pointing out that winning 10 extra seats was a good result for the Liberal Democrats is already facing criticism of his higher taxation policies and concern that while winning seats from Labour they lost seats to their real rivals, the Conservatives. I’m reminded of the saying that if you reach a decision that upsets all sides its probably a fair decision.

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