DarkCryst (darkcryst) wrote,

Political Changes

Today there was a big story in the news that a lot of people are behaving like idiots about.

No, not Paris Hilton coming out of jail, though that does qualify.

Today Tony Blair stepped down as Prime Minister and Gordon Brown (the Deputy PM) stepped up to lead the country. Some people are calling for an election because "the people voted for Tony Blair, not Gordon Brown"

Fucking idiots.

As most of my friends and readers on here aren't English I'll explain why I think these people should just shut the hell up and re-educate themselves on their own political process.

There is no "president" of the UK. The President of the USA is functionally the same as our Queen. An elected monarch, something I find pretty hilarious considering the history of the USA, but I digress.

The Prime Minister is basically the leader of the House of Parliament, so Congress in the USA (which makes the House of Lords the Senate). He is Prime Minister because he is the leader of the majority party. If he is no longer the leader he is no longer the Prime Minister.

Unlike in the USA we don't vote for the Monarch, and as my little explanation shows - the PM isn't the same as that position anyhow. So much like no-one voted in Nanci Peloci as the head of Congress, but rather voted the party into power, Gordon Brown is just assuming the responsibility that his position as leader of the party has.

And yet there is a gnashing and a waling of teeth. It's pathetic, and it shows that being ignorant of the political process isn't just an American thing, it's common to all people who claim to know "what's right for the country", while being barely able to find their ass with both hands.

Ignorant, self important assholes the lot of them.

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