miss_s_b: (feminist heroes: Sarah Jane Smith)
So various people are saying that all Muslims need to apologise for the Charlie Hebdo attacks, despite the fact that one of the first victims was a Muslim, and most Muslims are peaceful and many have condemned the attacks as unIslamic. Well, if we're in the business of making people apologise for things that are nothing to do with them but vaguely in the same demographic, here are some things I feel I should apologise for:
  • Eugenics
  • Julie Bindel
  • The cultural appropriation of other people's food, customs, and vocabulary by the English since time immemorial
  • Richard Dawkins
  • The Daily Mail in general and Quentin Letts in particular
  • bankers
  • the 1998 Godzilla remake
  • Ched Evans
  • All the ridiculous arseholes who suggest that every Muslim is responsible for extremist wankers. Yes, Rupert Murdoch, I'm looking at you.
This list is obviously not exhaustive.
miss_s_b: (Mood: Bugger)
Because why not make it public?
Every night this week the bus I take into Bradford from work in order to then get another bus which gets me home has disappeared off the Metro "your next bus" service about an hour before I am due to catch it. EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. Not catching this bus means that rather than being home half an hour before my daughter's bedtime, I get home half an hour AFTER my daughter's bed time. And it has happened every night this week.

Normally it happens once or twice a week and I can deal with that, it's part of the tribulations of using public transport. But every night? No, that's not good enough.

The service is the xxx [place] to [place], and I catch it at stop number xxxxxxxx
I wonder if I'll get a reply? The twitter person is very sweet, but they're unable to do anything more than say "sorry". I'm at the point where that's not good enough any more.
miss_s_b: (Politics: Democracy)
1, The Labservative parties will be equal (or as near as dammit) on vote share but Labour will nudge ahead on seats.

2, Seat distribution will be roughly as follows:
Lab - 277
Tory - 265
LD - 45
SNP - 35
(Northern Ireland I'm not confident to predict so their 18 go here)
Plaid - 4
Independent - 3
Kipper - 2
Green - 1
Deliberately not giving Respect a seat cos Galloway is toast. Kippers will retain Carswell but lose Reckless & probably gain Farage.

3, My big prediction is that turnout will be massively depressed: I genuinely think this will be the first UK GE with less than 50% turnout - if not quite THAT low then close to it. As we saw in Scotland, people will turn out if they feel there's some point in voting, that it'll make a difference. Over and over for the past four years all I've heard is that people don't see a difference between ANY of the big three, and while that partially explains rise in green and UKIP, people are not stupid, and know our electoral system doesn't favour insurgency and even if it did the biggest insurgent is hardly a massive change. I think they'll just stay home.

4, In terms of the practical result of all this?

Labour will fail at successful coalition negotiations because they can't give ground to anyone, and even if the tories try for one with us we'll not bite at special conference. Another coalition with the tories at this stage would be the death of the party and we all know it. Labour will therefore form a minority government. It will collapse, and we'll have another election by October. What'll happen at THAT one Cthulhu alone knows.

Don't worry, I shall have the eggs ready in May so that they can be applied liberally to my face ;)
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