miss_s_b: (Politics: Democracy)
I'm not convinced that it's to do with brexit, despite her speech. Labour have rubber-stamped or abstained on every single vote. She was getting brexit through with no trouble whatsoever, aside from noisy shouting from us and the SNP. Yes, she is gambling that Corbyn's crapness will give her a big majority. But it is a gamble; there's no certainties in politics.

There is one thing that's standing out to me, though... up to 20 tory MPs are under threat of prosecution. TMay has a working majority of 17. If even half of those look like successful prosecutions, that's potentially majority wiped out. TMay is going to know whether or not these MPs are guilty.

Calling an election now means that they won't be MPs by the time prosecutions go through. They'll quietly retire, and the news media will not pay as much attention to prosecutions of ex-MPs. The polls have the tories on a stonking lead. I think she's calculated it's worth the gamble. I'll say this for her: she's got massive brass balls. Whether that's enough... I hope it isn't.
miss_s_b: (Politics: FU)
... And while there are some worthy nominees in the other categories (YAY for Penny Red and Lady Mark and Bridget in particular), inevitably focus is going to land on what might be referred to as The Big BOTY, for which I, thankfully, have escaped nomination. Why do I say thankfully? Well, because it's cursed. Or perhaps even curséd. Everyone who wins it stops blogging and disappears. The only person to escape from the curse is gravelly-voiced sexpot James Graham, and he's not telling how he did it.

The poor benighted souls who have been nominated are as follows:
Caron’s Musings by Caron Lindsay (my erstwhile sponsor!)
Lynne Featherstone MP
Mark Reckons by Mark Thompson
The Very Fluffy diary of Millennium Dome, Elephant
Politicomaniac by Joe Jordan
My plea to the judges is a simple one: give it to Mark Reckons. He's already closed his blog anyway, so giving him the award can't do any more damage. In the name of everything sacred and true, don't give it to Caron or Millennium: I couldn't live without those two on my reading list, and it's not worth the risk.

Please, dear, sweet, wise judges: have pity on those of us who read blogs as well as write them, and don't take any more good ones away.

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