Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
A watershed election all right but not in the way anticipated. How can political pundits and polls (and Pickering) get it so wrong? How embarrassing! How can a Party called UKIP garner four million votes (the third highest number of votes apart from the majors) yet not gain a single seat and lose its leader, when the separatist Scots registered fewer votes and gained 56 seats? I think it’s called first-past-the-post voting... you know, that system that many Aussies are calling for.
I’ve never seen anything like it! It was a veritable shishkebab. Party leaders Miliband, Clegg and Farage skewered with Govt Ministers burnt to a crisp and cannibalised by their Coalition partners, including the deputy PM!
How did “one of the closest elections in history” turn into a 98 seat landslide majority for Cameron, another independence vote for the Scots and likely UK freedom from Brussels? Incredible!
[AWOL yesterday preparing a few surprises for my mad Mozzie mates. Was it Kipling who said you should, “keep your head when all about you are losing theirs”?]