A good result - Religious furvour would have been disastrous. When in the states, I met up with a fellow radio ham in a fast food chain restaurant for lunch. He insisted on saying a "few words" before we ate. A bit presumptuous, if I might say. It gave me the shivers to be frank. One does not have to be religious to have "christian" values. Obama has the right touch, it just needs to be believed in a few quarters.
Over in the UK a vote for Police and Crime Commissioners is about to take place for the first time to replace the police committees for each county. Never quite before has so much change been imposed with such limited publicity, without consultation, with so much apathy. It will mean the police in the UK will be immediately face a spend of at least £350,000 per annum that does not go to policing budget but to the office of a public elected official. All my retired colleagues are talking of spoiled ballots, and limited public participation. It not like they're electing a sherrif - it's just never been done before. In Hampshire the choice is between a reasonable seemingly independent guy, a labour politician with a cloud over her head over a previous overspend by the police committee over land, a has-been aging conservative with suspect connections, and another independent and special constable, who knows nothing about policing. The chief Constable of Hampshire appears to have seen the light and is jumping ship. If anyone needs praying for its help for the UK. Policing in the old traditions has now set sail. At least over here in France we know where we stand.