Remember when Obama got voted in? There were streets filled with people from all over the country. Weeks beforehand, commoners were getting mega-excited, spouting all over at random-people-on-street interviews how excited they were and wanted their party to win.
Notice anything different over on the English side?
This is the closest vote “in living memory” as the news says. The news is going crazy about it.
Meanwhile, commoners are going “Right oh.” and “Oh well.” about it, catching up with the latest between getting in from a hard days labour, watching coronation street, having a cup of tea and going to bed for the next day - but actually not really paying that much attention.
Will thousands of people from all over the country flood to the capital to wave at the new Prime minister? No. Will people cry about how much win has happened, because their vote went towards the newest Prime Minister? No.
We complain that people around the world say that the English are very “Laid back” and “Unexcitable”… But we really aren’t, it’s true.
Why are people not that bothered? Because we aren’t idiots. Whoever gets voted in, nothing will change. We will be swamped with “minorities”, we will be taxed to death, we will be unemployed and we will still be lied to and never get a straight answer.
On the other hand, 80% of americans are buying the shit that ever presidential candidate is spitting out. “We will pull the troops out of afghanistan in 6 months time. We will have them home.”
Six months later, “We are sending more troops in, so we can get them out quicker.”
When the new Prime Minister goes in, “We will be tighter on immigration, we will lower taxes and we will get young people back to work.”
Six months on…? "We have been tighter on immigration (They will probably hire twenty more patrol guards on the seafront. Great.), we have lowered taxes (By 0.001%) and we have gotten more young people back to work (Those that already have decent work experience and/or are willing to do the really dirty work).
So, yeah. There you have it. Government is bullshit, [/topic]