Friday, May 07, 2010

No Clean Sweep

I stayed awake till 2am and woke at 6am to what sounded like good news for the Tories - but it was just the West news. So far it looks like Labour have lost the election but neither the Tories or Lib Dems have won it. Normally I resist change but as far as running our country I long for it and for a government that doesn't have would- be powerful people looming over it like Peter Mandleson. But that's just me.

The girls have asked me to go with them today to our local railway station to photograph their commemorative flower bed which was more or less designed by Margaret, paid for by Townswomen's Guild and opened by Joy whose 80th birthday coincided with the anniversary. They want to send the result to Margaret so she can see her work lives on.

You choose a member indeed ; but when you have chosen him, he is not a member of Bristol, but he is a member of Parliament.
Edmund Burke 1729-1797
Speech at Bristol 1774


Kim Ayres said...

I was shocked to find, when I woke up this morning, that politicians had been elected.


When will we ever learn?

Pat said...

Kim: there's no answer to that:(

kenju said...

Wouldn't it be wonderful if our countries could run without politicians??!!

Enjoy the outing with your friends.

R. Sherman said...

From an historical perspective, I cannot help but feel nostalgic for some the great long-ago MPs of British History. I fear we'll never see men and women of that sort of stature again.


Blazing said...

2.30am here, Pat.


We should get our bumps felt, if you will pardon the expression.

Charlie said...

R. Sherman is nostalgic for great long-ago MPs. I'm nostalgic for great long-ago American Presidents.

I think you'll enjoy the flowerbed much more than politics.

Pat said...

Judy: a sort of mother's Union would be good. We're better at housekeeping.

Randall: truth, honour and decency seems to be on the decline unlike their presence in our living rooms.

Blazing: the hope that it's all suddenly going to get better?

Charlie: alas I'm doomed! another cancellation due to inclement weather. It's May for goodness sake!

Eryl Shields said...

Oh no! I'm sorry the weather kept you in today after all. It's been lovely here for a change.

john.g. said...

I cannot believe anyone voted Labour! *sigh*

Gadjo Dilo said...

Where is Margaret now then? Moved to sunnier climes far away from our election nonsenses?

Pat said...

Eryl: I'm glad for you. even my beautiful clematis is beginning to shrivel with the cold.

John G: don't tell anyone but I did until 1979.

Gadjo: Margaret had moved to Cheltenham to be near her daughters. It is a problem for the four of us as we are all limited to short drives and you have to get to Taunton(30 miles)to get decent transport. We shall overcome:)

Guyana-Gyal said...

Kim's comment made me laugh: politicians had been elected.

I believe that everything goes in day, people will re-examine the old, stronger values and will return to them.

Pat said...

GG: yes I enjoy the wit of my commenters.
I do so hope you are right.

keiths ramblings said...

Let's hope we have a government tomorrow!

Pat said...

Keith: that would be good:)