Amy (such_heights) wrote,

uk politics kind of suck right now!

So, what's the European equivalent of emigrating to Canada - Scotland? The Netherlands? Because if the local election results coming in are indicative of the shape of things to come, then, well.

In Doncaster, about 20 miles from me, the new mayor vows to cut gay pride funds.

Peter Davies, of the English Democrats, said: "My policy on gays and lesbians is very simple. I don't think councils should be spending money on them parading through town advertising their sexuality." (guess what I'll be doing come August 16th)

Mr Davies has also stated he intends to cut funding for translation services for non-English speakers in the borough. The English Democrats say they want "English freedoms and values, not multiculturalism".

Also, the BNP claimed its first county council seat in Burnley, the next town over from my father's family. They found another in my home county of Hertfordshire. There is no escape! /o\

With the European Parliament election results coming out tomorrow, it's also relevant that David Cameron (let's be honest, our new PM in all probability), has spoken about his desire to move away from the centre-right EU grouping, the EPP-ED, to form a new right-wing Eurosceptic group. He'll need 25 members from 6 countries to qualify as a grouping. Huh. A collection of disenfranchised right-wing political parties forming a new separatist coalition, I see no way whatsoever that could go wrong. source, source, and more source.

*moves to the moon*
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