Ah well, for us political anoraks, it’s going to be a long night.
When it came to the EU Referendum, my head said Remain, my heart said Leave – and I voted Leave. When it comes to the US Presidential Election, my head says Clinton and something in me (it’s not my heart) says Trump. I’m in favour of stuffing or screwing over the mainstream political class, whether in the UK, or Europe, or the States. For at least half-a-generation, orthodox politicians in the western world have been taking us ordinary, hard-working, law-abiding, tax-paying, trusting folk for an ocean-going ride.
Clinton is an orthodox politician and would stuff you and me as soon as look at us. Trump, on the other hand, seeks to stuff the political orthodoxy, albeit he is himself a pretty obnoxious bloke by any and all accounts. Politics has gone haywire lately and, believe it or not, that’s a very good thing. Goodness knows where all this is going to end up, but one thing’s for sure: this isn’t the end of it. The outcome of the US Presidential Election is just the end of the beginning of ongoing political mayhem in the States and in the UK and Europe. Embrace it, because what’s happening here, thank goodness, is the unravelling of the political class.
That’s a really good thing for a peasant like me …