I keep hearing politicians on all sides telling us how the electorate "has spoken" and that they have heard what they said - then go on to demonstrate that they have completely ignored the voice of the people.
They keep telling us that it is clear the people want "electoral reform" - but the two parties offering electoral reform were the ones who lost seats! There is only one clear message from that and this is that the electorate don't want electoral reform - or if they do, they don't want this pathetic bunch deciding what sort of electoral reform we get.
The other thing they are claiming that this election means is that the people want the parties to "work together". How do they work this out? The last time we had a hung parliament we had two political parties who were pretty much diametrically opposed to one another - was the conclusion drawn from that that the people wanted them to work together?
I don't think so - the one thing it does demonstrate is that the people have no faith in any of the parties to steer the nation through the coming economic storm. It is not a vote in favour of "consensus politics" or electoral reform - it's a vote of no confidence in the political parties of Great Britain.
Politics has been totally discredited - and the people who run our politics (including the media) are unable to see this. Instead they are portraying it as a vindication of all that they hold dear - a conclusion which can only be reached if you are completely and utterly detached from the people.
It's a lesson in how to ignore the people and a lesson to us all that our politicians are now so firmly perched in their ivory towers that they do not have the slightest idea what the people want or think.