May 8th, 2010

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Kay Burley Interview Fail

Now I know there are a lot of people in other parts of the world who are fed up with hearing about the UK election but quite frankly, we have to put up with an entire yeah of presidential election campaigns from the US so I think you can allow us our fifteen minutes.

I'm hoping and praying that the Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg doesn't sell out and jump into bed with the Tories. If he does, I would imagine the vast majority of long time Lib Dem supporters will leave them. The campaign for proportional representation is supposedly at the heart of Nick Clegg's political ambitions, so to abandon them for the sake of a few months of power would be political suicide.

But one of the great things about this country is how quickly we can organise ourselves and speak out (i'm not counting politicians in this generalisation obviously). Two days after the general election and there are already protests calling for political reform. I've never understood the current first past the post system or how it reflects democracy in any way.

In my own opinion I don't think democracy really works in reality. Theoretically it's great but it just doesn't work. But I feel that if we are going to stick our noses in other countries' business and tell them what system they should be using (i.e. democracy) then really should actually be using it ourselves.

If anyone can explain to me how a party can get more votes but less seats and it reflect democracy, please do.

But the best thing is how the British people love a good protest and today was a perfect example. Sky News reporter Kay Burley is known for being rather condescending and rude and comes across as quite arrogant in my opinion. And today, the people spoke! During a live interview she was heckled; "sack Kay Burley! Watch the BBC! Sky News is shit!". There were also cries decribing media mogul Rupert Murdoch as "poison".

So, what did Sky News do? Cut to a few minutes of the sky news logo followed by an advert break. Ah, democracy at it's best, eh?


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