Could I just say, in a very 'I told you so' intonation, I told you that 18 months ago and the genie will not go back into the lamp either.
By the time that Farage and that scum, Robinson, are finished with these EU elections democracy in this country will be as broken as it is in Hungary and Turkey, we are in for a very rough 10 years as extremism becomes increasingly the norm, which I know will appeal to a few on here.
Who would have thought that a once great country could be destroyed so comprehensively by such poor quality people, but the proof is now there, Crossrail 2 + years behind and millions over budget, HS2 already forecast to be over budget, already behind programme and designed for lower than optimum speeds, talk already of it not actually reaching the North West which was supposed to be the whole rationale for it, Chris Grayling having wasted 5 Billion with his schoolboy privatisations still draws a ministerial salary and so the stories proliferate, emergency services communication system revamp 3 years behind and multi BILLIONS overspend, Chinese telecomms firm HAVING to be included in design and manufacture of the next generation comms system because there is no British firm able to undertake it, despite fears that it is simply an arm of the Chinese govt,, under investment in the NHS and failure to invest in production of medical staff leaves it teetering on the edge of collapse, we give all our manufacturing industry, including steelmaking and our railways away to foreign companies.. And so the list goes on and on and on
Of course Farage, Robinson, and probably even worse to come, have political currency, the present parliamentary system was on borrowed time from the Iraq war and the expenses debacle and did nothing to address the multitude of issues thrown up by them, they fought against PR, too much of a threat to our nice little cosy monopoly on power and they managed to sell it to the poor dumb sods, or at least so they thought and then the ultimate stupidity, we'll throw the great unwashed the sop of a referendum, 'just so that they feel involved' and keep on playing our game with us. Well that worked out a blinder hasn't it. Not