06 May 2015

The British election on Thursday

.....is explained for Americans here.  For coverage from Britain, see The Guardian.  The biggest difference between Britain's Conservative party and US Republicans is that the former isn't dominated by religious fundamentalism, as is shown by its rapid evolution on gay marriage, despite pockets of ongoing homophobia.  Though politicians shy from discussing it, a major issue is the possibility of Britain leaving the European Union, which will not go away regardless of which party wins.

Posting may be light for a while.  I have a severe pain in the left wrist, which makes typing a one-handed and rather laborious process.

4 Comments:

Blogger Woody said...

Conservatives in my country are also not dominated or even barely populated by religious fundamentalists. This creates a difference in my views not always fitting in with the posts here, but I'm getting better at converting the national differences and on other subjects, often meet others here quite evenly.

Best,
Woody

07 May, 2015 04:55  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Woody: Culturally the US is the odd-one-out in the Western world in that fundamentalist religion is still such a big presence here. Inevitably our party system has reconfigured itself to reflect the main divide in society -- we now have essentially a theocratic party vs. a secular party, quite different from how politics works in Britain or Australia.

07 May, 2015 06:07  
Blogger Ahab said...

I hope your wrist feels better soon.

07 May, 2015 08:33  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Thanks! Just back from the doctor. It's tendonitis, should clear up in a few days.

07 May, 2015 10:02  

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