Well it’s that time, again. Another federal election. Didn’t we just have one of these? Yes, yes we did. Well, in fairness it was 3 years ago, but when you’re having your 4th election in 7 years they tend to blend in after awhile. That’s the wonder of our electoral system. I have always resisted the idea of fixed election dates (ala American system) but I have to wonder whether there might be some benefit to that.
So I stopped to vote before coming into work. We’re entitled to 3 consecutive hours to vote, and my shift doesn’t end until 7pm, so that doesn’t allow me 3 hours. I decided to take mine at the beginning of the shift. It’s a nice day out there. I wasn’t in any rush to get in here.
Are things going to be any different when we wake up tomorrow? I doubt it. I’m still predicting a Conservative minority government. This could very well go on forever unless there is a real shake-up of the leadership of all parties. It feels like a virtual stalemate. I suppose that’s what it is.