As long as I’ve had the right to vote, I’ve always been able to say “I didn’t vote for these idiots” whenever a cabinet minister did something silly or evil. Being a natural born conservative about social issues — I want everything to stay the way it was in the seventies — for the first ten years of my life as a voter I voted Green Left. Then, about nine years ago when I got fed-up with some of Green Left’s sillier shibboleths I switched allegiance to a party with about as little chance of ever getting into the cabinet. Or so I thought.
Well, the easy times are over. No longer for me the old cop-out “who voted for these idiots? Not me!”