Thursday 7 May 2015

A little bit of red

Clearly I am knocking on a bit now but today my youngest child voted in her very first election. Gawd, that really makes me feel old. Not overly impressed was she with the whole procedure and peeved she couldn't vote for the SNP, strangely they had no candidates standing in Market Harborough. When she was small, she came with me to vote and made everyone in the queue laugh by asking in a very loud and crystal clear voice "Are you voting for the conservatory party or Tony Bloody Blair?" I think I would be more excited about voting if they promised me a free conservatory, I do miss having one.

I am in a very cba place re this election, I have always been political, I have marched protested and generally got off my arse to try and change things. I have always, always voted and been grateful that I could do so. Yet this time I feel totally disconnected from it, I know my that my little bit of red will not make any change  here and we will return our very blue MP of 23 years, a titled QC no less, I am sure if we met, Sir Edward and I, we would get on like a house on fire and find loads of common ground, I expect he has worked in the public service all his life too and been a single parent with a mortgage and lots of money worries. he probably grew up on a council estate in Glasgow, just like me.

I am used to the feeling that whatever I voted it really wouldn't make much difference as I grew up in Scotland during the 1980's & 1990's, where were no Tory MP's in the whole of Scotland but Thatch & Major got a go of the big job anyway. So I am not sure why I feel so meh about it. But meh I feel.

Still, my little bit of red will balance out my husband's little bit of blue.


libby said...

So glad you stick with it ladies have to do that...x

London City (mum) said...

Similar feelings. ironically you could interchange the parties and respective leaders with each other and still get the same mix/result. Possibly with the exception of the Ukip wankers.
Have totally distanced myself from it all - not followed any of the debates, read any of interviews, been influenced by any of the propaganda. Tedious.
And yet bizarrely I can vote in the UK (where I have paid taxes for 25 years) as an Aussie, yet I work here as and EU (Italian) citizen.
Go figure.

Doubt much will change.


auntiegwen said...

Libs - we do x

LCM - indeed, it's only their ties that differentiate them x

Looking for Blue Sky said...

I wasn't at all interested until I saw the voting queues, and then I thought that something interesting was going to happen. I guess it did, but not in the way that I had anticipated x

AGuidingLife said...

Our incumbent will no doubt incumber until the day he dies. I don't get it. I have been tempted to start defacing all the damned farmer signage on my recent runs. These poor farmers aren't so poor as to think they might need the NHS or social care any time soon.

auntiegwen said...

LFBS - I was amazed that the got back in without a coalition

KV - indeed, most depressing, want a gin?

Helena said...

I remember my uncle Alex, who was a Labour MP for the Bainsford area in the 70's, convinced we kids that MP stood for 'Mucky Puddle'. He died at 44 from a brain haemorrhage and I always vote Labour in respect of him. It's a vote from the heart and not the head. Doubt if that one vote makes any difference anyhow.