It’s all rather dramatic right now in Britain, with a new PM and sneaky deals going on behind closed doors. Instead, from egg throwing to costumed voters, The Telegraph’s havin’ a laff at the funniest election moments.
In 18 months Kevin Rudd and co have managed to get our national debt to a whopping one fifth of a trillion dollars. Prepare to watch Wayne Swan spin out of control with this budget, writes John Izzard.
So the Great British General Election took place and voters woke up in Alice’s Wonderland. A disintegrating evolution has ended by setting the stage for a political revolution, writes Scottish Nationalist Tom Nairn.
Nick Clegg — likely very soon to be the kingmaker of David Cameron and the kingkiller of Gordon Brown — is also evidently the most culturally interested of the three. W H Chong examines his favourite music, books and plays.
What the U.K. Election debate and its impact have pointed to is surely a need for revolution. The Great-British identity is now more shaky and imponderable than that of Australia or EU nations, writes Tom Nairn.
News that British PM Gordon Brown called a voter a “bigot” has exploded in the UK press. But it’s all just part of the Mudoch media’s attempt to decide the election, writes former Deputy PM John Prescott.
The Labour guy was good, he was too good, he gave his spiel like he’d done a thousand times before, the Tory kid sounded like he was presenting Q3 figures for the south-east regional health centre, and the Lib Dem, well she tried.
The second UK leaders debate has just wrapped up, and all eyes were on overnight success Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg. Could he pull off an encore of his debut performance? Judge for yourself, then check out what the early polls and pundits have to say.
Infuriated British Airways CEO Willie Walsh, sick of waiting for clearance after the Iceland volcano, played a game of chicken and sent BA planes to Heathrow, daring the UK government to send them back. They chickened out.
Pollies have to show they’ve got their finger on the pulse, that they know what crappy reality TV show everyone is showing. But why do politicians claim to be fans of something they’re not? As the UK election is showing, it’s a mess when politics meets popular culture.
The volatility of British voter sentiment combined with the underwhelming quality of its two major candidates for the prime ministership combined last Thursay to unleash “Cleggmania” upon the United Kingdom, writes Dr Aron Paul.