German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday recorded a resounding triumph in her country's general elections and will be able to leave her coalition partners behind after they suffered their worst parliamentary election result since the Second World War.
Mmm ... yummy. I wonder why?
Together with the FDP, Mrs Merkel is expected to push for a new era of deeper economic reforms and tax cuts for Europe's biggest economy. Mrs Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the FDP benefited from dissatisfaction over spiralling national debt and stagnant income levels.
Ah. So the old tax-and-spend horseshit isn't convincing the voters, is it?
The CDU retained its position as Germany's largest party with 33.5 per cent and the Free Democrats jumped to 15 per cent.
The result marked a humiliating blow for Germany's venerable Social Democratic Party, which took just 22.5 per cent.
Hmmm ... a message to SocDems everywhere: even the Germans don't want this shit any more. Think about that, the fucking GERMANS don't want that shit any more.
Predictions of a tight outcome were confounded by frustrated voters embracing Mrs Merkel's case for a stronger hand to deal with Germany's long-term financial problems.
"There is a great need to change. We need to deal in a new way with the problem of long-term unemployment and the fact that people need to have more money in their pockets," said Stefan Muller, a voter in Berlin who has been unemployed for two years. "I haven't been able to find work because companies don't want to employ people over 40 because of the costs imposed by regulations. I voted reluctantly because it was a tough choice but something needs to happen."
Really? You mean there are unintended consequences of regulation? Well, fuck me sideways with a rancid kipper.
Anyway ... that rancid kipper is a good metaphor for the equally rancid and fishy Labour Party. And News of the Screws notwithstanding, I reckon the time for socialism is at an end. It's time for government tighten its belt, take its hands from the controls and get the fucking fuck out of the way ...
And Gordoom ... that cold wind that's chilling your spine? Take heed, you monocular freak - it's the cold, bitter wind of the wilderness and it's coming for you.