Well - it's the day the country has waited for....Election Day! the suspense is killing me...I've got up early ..not really to watch the election but because last night I had indian food and my lovely helpful digestive system woke me up with a bit of "Oh you need to be nearer to the Andrex bubbling and a gurgling"....you know how it is!
Now I'm up - the telly's on and we're off in this exciting two horse race (albeit with a favoured outsider). For the first time ever I'm quite interested in the outcome... if only to see if the country will re-elect dear Mr Brown (him of the repeated faux-pas and zero personality) or will they turn to 'Mr Slimy...my wife dresses from M&S...man of the people'. Some of my pals are staunch lefties - and others are died-in-the-wool tories. So, wisely I feel , I haven't said much - and to be honest don't really have much of opinion either way. I would like John Smith not to have died, or maybe the government should be made up of long standing members of the WI - they would get everything done, nobody would argue, and there'd be tea and cake by 4.30 every day. Wouldn't that be great?
Another favourable option would be if the country could be run by S&M enthusiasts (as opposed to M&S). Imagine that - the House of commons all dressed up in leather and gags, carrying whips and chains...and threatening each other with 'cat-o-nine-tails' in the debating chamber.....it would be a lot more fun! Mr Speaker could be hung up by his thumbs and the back benchers could file past and paddle his backside....how cool would that be?
Anyway - enough prattling on - I've got a day's election to watch! May the best man win.