Saturday, June 10, 2017
This is What I know About the UK Election
The above picture, however, pretty much sums up for me why I am refraining from comment. That Theresa May is standing on a stage with Lord Buckethead and Elmo, is something so, perhaps, Pythonesque? This lets me know for an actual certainty that I don't get the flavor of UK politics. Because I really can't imagine, say, Trump and Clinton, standing alongside Vermin Supreme in any kind of event. And since we don't have a parliamentary system, the idea of anything like a coalition government because there are more than two parties to work with also seems quite weird. Libertarians, Greens, Socialists, and Constitutionalists are unlikely to get very far in our electoral structure. We just have random independents who caucus one way or another.
Which is not to cast aspersions on either how we do things here, or how they do things there--it's just really different from US politics, and it's all I can do to keep up with them.