Just an ordinary day with so much resonance, so much uncertainty, so much at stake. Just an ordinary day.
So, it’s turned out to be the election where everybody gets what they don’t want. The Tories can’t form a strong government because they have no majority; Labour can’t make a centre-left coalition because they don’t have enough seats; the Liberal Democrats can’t claim any kind of mandate for change or electoral reform because they didn’t get one.
We don’t really want the Tories, even though we’ve got them for now, but their worst will be tempered by the other parties. They may all even have to talk to each other and decide how to drag the UK out of the debt crisis together.
Oh, go Greens in Brighton Pavilion! First Green MP, That’s real change and hope for a brighter future.