While reading The Broken Shore by Peter Temple, I came across this passage. It is a campaigning speech made by Bob, a character in the book who is of aboriginal descent:
It’s a great honour for me to be chosen by so many dedicated and talented people to lead United Australia. This is a watershed day. From now on, Australians have a real political choice. The time when may Australians saw voting for one of the small parties as a waste of a vote are over. We’re not small. We’re not single-issue. We offer a real alternative to the tired, copycat policies of the two political machines that have dominated our political lives for so long. – page 44
It feels like the same could be said about the third party, the Liberal Democrat. Lead by Nick Clegg the party has risen from “Who’s the devil?” to the “Devil that may win the election”.
Tomorrow is UK’s election day. I have submitted my postal vote a week ago, but it would be interesting to find out tomorrow who’s the devil that is going to become UK’s next prime minister. 🙂