It’s supposed to be the most important election for a very long time, and I’d expected to be interested in it, but actually I’m not. There’s only one thing I want to do on Thursday week, and that is go and cast a vote for UKIP, and then go home.
I’m currently house-sitting for my brother, and have access to his TV. But I’m only really watching it to follow the Snooker World Championship. Everything else seems to be a quiz show of one sort or other.
I came across Boris Johnson and Ed Miliband arguing furiously on TV today. I couldn’t raise any interest in what they might have been arguing about, so I didn’t follow up.
I gather that on Thursday the Conservative, Labour, and Lib Dem leaders are going to answer audience questions on Question Time. I won’t be watching. I’m not going to be voting for any of them. And there’s nothing any of them could say to induce me to vote for them. So why bother watching?
The only thing I’m hoping is that Nigel Farage wins Thanet South (and he currently seems quite confident of doing so), and that UKIP wins as many seats as possible. They’re cautiously confident of getting into double figures, I gather. Triple figures would be better.
As for the rest of them, I hope that the Lib Dems are wiped out, and that Nick Clegg loses his seat in parliament. I used to vote for them once, God knows why. I also hope that Ed Miliband and David Cameron lose their seats, but that’s probably too much to ask.
Apart from that, I hope that Labour are wiped out in Scotland.
Above all I hope that the share of the vote taken by Conservatives, Labour, and Lib Dems contracts substantially. If that results in shaky coalitions, I don’t mind. It’s not going to make much difference to me. The more people who vote for Anybody Else (than the political class), the better.
If UKIP can make progress in this election (and come second in a lot of constituencies), it’ll probably be the next election that will be much more interesting than this one.
Or maybe something will happen over the next week that will grab my attention? Maybe all the fun will start after the election?
P.S. Zerohedge: Is Nigel Farage The UK Election’s “Kingmaker”?