.. at least there was some great Lib Dem entertainment along the way...
( note redacted sign post out to sea )
Pre-election Nick - still clinging to the Lib Doomed dream.
Only just scraped in by the skin of his housewifes' fave pretty blue-eyed boy face in Sheffield - but it's going to be pretty lonely on the green benches til he gets shoed-in to the cushy number doubless already lined-up for him in Brussels; before the obligatory knighthood for services to pledge-breaking politics and tacid support for Tory social wrecking policy; and his useless arse is plonked on the useless red leather benches of the useless House of Lards.
Clegg bedecked in ermine and smirking as above - only a matter of time.
Spam face Cameron meanwhile, only sneaked back in - like a cat burglar not being able to believe his luck at being let back in to finish his dirty filthy work - but only by stealing UKIPs clothes and pledging ( yeah sure) a Euro referendum by the end of 2017 ( so at the end of 2017 then ). . Farage's irrefutable logic that only a Britain outwith a political union with Europe would be able to stem the endless tide of housing, education, NHS & social services-crippling open-door mass unskilled immigration from eastern Europe; having gotten through to the public and persuading them to lend their votes to the Tories at last night's ballot box.
Mass open-door immigration - now going way beyond the country's capacity to accomodate - was the number one issue on the pre-election doorstep. What a shame "democratic" Labour couldn't put one and one together during the campaign and see the obvious electoral win win of adding an EU referendum pledge to the Ed stone.
* Update; Sunday 24th May. Labour's Hariot Harman announces a Labour U turn on Europe, declaring the party are suddenly in favour of the promised referendum. Sheesh, talk about gates and bolted horses.
Nothing quite like announcing an election-winning policy .. after the election, hey Harroit.
A stoat in a hole could have run the Labour campaign better.
At any rate, it's class war now that the Bullingdon club bar stewards TM have more or less a free whip hand to subjugate an entire working population into plantation wage zero hours slavery and privatize the NHS wholesale etc etc etc.
Now for the meat hook reality of the Tories unbridled and unleashed. Pack your bags and head off somewhere warm and sunny if you'vre got any sense - the country's finished as far as quality of life's concerned.
As mentioned to our blogger colleage Ian Thorpe earlier;
The French like to protest, the Endlish love to get whipped.
Seems only the Scots have the gonads to stand up to generations of Westminster abuse and expolitation.
The prospect of Salmond vs Cameron at it debate hammer and tongs in the Commons is the only
consolation from today's death knell to democracy ...and uber triumph of extended Thatcherism.
5 years of unbridled and mercenary Tory cuts, privatisation, worker abuse and further civil rights erosions - lovely thought isn't it.
* Addendum. More Election Night screenshot gems for your esteemed perusal, dear stoatfans; hover mouse over the images for the titles & click to big 'em up.
And finally... our future PM - clueless meat in a loony sandwich.