Monday, June 25, 2007
All hail our new ruler! Those of us residing in the UK now live under the leadership of the long-suffering but now-ascendant Chancellor Palpatine.
The UK press is now speculating that Palpatine will call an election next year to cement his place as Emperor. While the grinning Chancellor is all sweetness and light at the moment, one wonders what surprises the wily Sith Lord and his apprenctices may have in store for the UK. 'Stealth taxes' are a fairly reasonable assumption.
Sterling has marked the Chancellor's assumption with another visit above the Deuce this morning, though how durable that proves to be remains to be seen. It's interesting to note, however, that a higher power seems to have voted on the Chancellor's ascendance, and it's not exactly a ringing endorsement: