Friday, May 02, 2008

Red Ken Gets The Ace And Jack*

It's a ba-ad day in the UK if you're Labour.

In municipal elections around the coutry, the Labour party suffered what some Brit observers of the scene have called a 'bloodbath':

Mr (Gordon) Brown suffered humilation across the country as the party lost an astonishing 331 seats. It was Labour’s worst election night for 40 years, leaving its local government and campaigning base severely weakened and ministers fearing for their survival at the next general election.

Mr Brown accepted that it had been a “bad night” and vowed to “listen and lead”. {...}

The Tories gained 256 seats and the Liberal Democrats 34, with Nick Clegg voicing satisfaction over his party’s advances in the North, including his home city of Sheffield.

Labour lost key councils such as Southampton and Reading and was hit hard in its Welsh heartlands, losing Blaenau Gwent, Merthyr Tydfil, Torfaen, Caerphilly and Flintshire. It also lost Wolverhampton and Hartlepool. Tory gains included Bury and North Tyneside.

Aside from Gordon Brown and Labour getting a hugely justified thrashing, one really nice result is that our old pal Red Ken Livingstone is out, out, out as London's mayor, with Conservative Boris Johnson taking over.

Red Ken was an anti-Semitic, anti-American pro-Islamist piece of work unworthy of the office he held.

It's a real pleasure to see the back of him, and I only regret I wasn't personally able to help him to the door with a swift kick to his sizeable rear end.

Figuratively speaking, of course.

* translation from Brit-speak to English.."ace and jack" is rhyming slang for "the sack", as in terminated or booted out.


Nightcrawler said...

Good riddance to bad rubbish, eh guvnah?

Freedom Fighter said...

Definitely...guys like Red Ken are nothing but termites gnawing at our freedom.