Thursday, April 15, 2010

On the debates

This is the UK, not the USA.
We do not have a President; we do not elect a Prime Minister.
We vote for someone to represent us in Parliament, hopefully on both local and national issues.
If a party has the majority of MPs, they form a government with their leader becoming Prime Minister.
The governing party, and not the leader, is given a mandate by the people.
The governing party can change their leader, and therefore the Prime Minister, if they want.

Elections are supposed to be about policies and how we would like them to affect us.
Elections are not about whether Gordon Brown looks tired or Dave looks like he has had botox.

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