You could pick any number of issues. Take, for instance, the latest terrorist threat
, the effects of unrestrained immigration from the EU
, or perhaps the insanity of votes for prisoners
, driven by the European court of human rights.
You could get worked up about the coming energy crisis
, a waste policy that is not only barking mad but ruinously expensive
, the terrifying winter energy bills
or Brown's Green budget
which is beyond parody in its cretinous vacuity.
You could easily get incensed about police thuggery
, police stupidity
, MPs' expenses
or their idleness
and/or greedy bankers
In fact, the list of issues about which we could get really angry is virtually endless, but you would have to go a long, long way to find anyone who thought that the politicians – of any party – had a grip or were doing anything other than making things worse, while lining their pockets.
A little while ago, I wrote about the electorate being in a "funny" mood
. Randall has written about anger and I countered
with "festering resentment" as a better description of the public mood.
Whatever it is, with a range of slogans and images
, the BNP is capturing it. The political claque is going to have a very hard job countering its messages, and the more it remains in denial, the harder it is going to get for them.COMMENT THREAD