Friday, June 30, 2006

The worm turns in the UK.

Since I'm English by birth, I find this a hopeful sign. I also find it a hopeful sign for the direction Canada may go. Basically, the popularity of the Labour Party (Blair's party) is falling, and the popularity of the Conservative Party is climbing. But, in the recent by-elections, it wasn't a wash for the Conservatives -- a number of voters chose the pox on both houses, and instead ushered in the Liberal Democrats (a left-leaning party, formed from the former Liberal and Social Democrat parties) and something called the UK Independence Party (apparently, their big issue is withdrawal from the EU). And, a few simple independents also won seats. It's nice to see the big party machines being told to stick it. It's the only way to keep them honest.

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