A sad day
Yesterday, that is.
The funeral I spent much of yesterday attending (and singing for) is not something I’m going to share in detail with my blog readers. A moving ceremony, and a medium-sized church impressively filled with mourners, followed by a wake.
Yesterday’s public event was of course the voting: the election and referendum. The first was interesting, particularly in Scotland where the SNP – who seek Scottish independence – won an outright majority. Good for them! What saddens me there is to see the libdems lose so badly, here (England) and elsewhere. I’m not a libdem supporter (though I’m with them on some issues), but they surely deserve credit along with the Tories for giving the country a government last year in its hour of need!
The worst result was the referendum. We were presented with a choice between an utterly indefensible system, and one with the merit of ensuring winning candidates have majority support. Since I’m not a candidate for election, I can be blunt and say without beating about the bush, the electorate has demonstrated its stupidity.