Gone Gone Gone

So the Broonster has stepped down as Prime Munster and leader of the Labour party: David Cameron is, at the time of writing, at Buckingham Palace being invited to form a government.

I can’t help thinking that if Brown had resigned a year ago – when more than half his cabinet were pleading him to go, for the sake of the country and his party – Labour would’ve done much better in the election, and the LibDems more willing to coalesce with them. But that’s in the past now one way or the other, and we have what we have. What can’t be missed is that for the first time in three years, Brown looked relaxed and happy on the news tonight.

There’s much talk about electoral reform and which flavour of proportional representation (if any) would be best for Britain: it certainly looks like we’ll have a referendum at some point in the next year, and I hope people will make their choice after a sound study of the issues, rather than a knee-jerk support for whatever alternative to first-past-the-post we’re offered. This election has had its problems, but they weren’t all caused by the electoral system and wouldn’t all have been solved by a different system.

And on a personal note, for the first time in my life I’m older than the Prime Minister.

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