Despite being a Labour Party member I’m not that down-hearted by the result of the election. It did feel as though, manifesto-wise, the party had run out of steam. We thought that treading water was acceptable, and it really wasn’t.
The people of this country have spoken. They have said that they don’t want one party politics. It was parliament as a whole that was given an electoral raspberry. The economy is important and a government to tackle the crisis in a fair way is needed. I’d rather that was Labour but it is probably not to be. Almost as important is the need for democratic change. We need a fairer voting system and a mechanism for making our politicians accountable to the people they serve, namely us, the electorate. I hope we get it.