It is “intolerable” for the left that the Conservatives have won the first general election in nearly a quarter of a century, Carswell suggests. The logic of Carswell – and others – is that if a party wins a general election, then the whole population must submit and accept their legislative programme without so much as a whimper. An elected dictatorship, if you will. Even if that government is pushing one of the most radical rightwing agendas in postwar British history after receiving the support of a quarter of eligible voters – no, we must silently accept everything, from the dramatic curtailing of the trade union movement to the abolition of the Human Rights Act.
But…..when the left get in in, say, Venezuela and procede to entirely wreck the economy they’re defended with the mantra “but they won a free and fair election, didn’t they?” The Germans must cugh up to pay for Syriza’s plans because democracy.
Gooses and ganders Mr. Jones, gooses and ganders.