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And so another day dawns.

So it all worked out with Brown leaving with some dignity and even some grace, the New Prime Minister was driven through the normal traffic to take up residence. No Zil lanes, no pomp, just a very British muddle through strictly observing our unwritten constitution. A constitution and system that isn't broken but needs some gentle reforming.
FPTP or AV, I don't really care, they keep the strong constituency link. PR is just a recipe for a party hack parliament. The one thing that is clear from this election is that individual candidates were held to account by their constituents separately from their parties. We need that to continue.
Europe, that is going to be a battle for another day. The eurosceptics failed to make this an issue this election, though some may argue that it was the underlying reason why Cameron failed. UKIP cost him seats and his U-Turn on Lisbon cost him activists.
England. England wanted a different result to the other parts. We just ended up where England wasn't held to ransom by the vote buying "Progressive Alliance", but it was close. It mustn't happen again. A change is needed and the Tories know the change is needed for their continued existence as they have unwillingly become an English Party.

And for the first time I'm older than the Prime Minister which officially makes me a grumpy old man.

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An English Parliament should be high on the agenda as part of "the reform of our politics" thatthey all keep wittering on about.

Definitely keep the link between the MP and his patch, AV is as far as we should go (if any change has to happen at all). We've just seen what a balls-up a PR type solution would be if we had to have the last few days repeated after every election. How much power did the third place losers get? Blackmail!

Cameron's only a couple of years older than me which is scary.

The thing that is likely to stoke real anger in England is that the electoral landscape is tilted so far away from the Conservatives as to be insulting. Cameron got more votes this time than Blair did last time around. If the Tories ever get a decent working majority, they should completely re-jig constituencies to eliminate this gerrymandered bias.

A good summary and yes the age thing got me too.

Hmm, yes, about the age thing. Saw a Policeman on Tuesday, first one for ages. Thought he should have been at school!

Tories should recognize where the change is needed - the leadership; the dhimmitudinous leadership; those that bow to "progessive attitudes". To where are they "progressing"?

Although alive and well in Canada, I can see that there is no place for libertarians in the British Consevative party. It appears that the million have already left. Hey, if in Canada, the Federal Conservative party floats an idea that I find revolting, I am sure to write a letter that they can find someone else to work on their next election campaign.

Tories should recognize where the change is needed - the leadership; the dhimmitudinous leadership; those that bow to "progessive attitudes". To where are they "progressing"?

Although alive and well in Canada, I can see that there is no place for libertarians in the British Consevative party. It appears that the million have already left. Hey, if in Canada, the Federal Conservative party floats an idea that I find revolting, I am sure to write a letter that they can find someone else to work on their next election campaign.

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