There's no "i" in public
Slightly delayed reaction, but this is the first chance I've had to vent...
Some of the most infuriating post-election analysis has involved repeated reference to what “the public” have decided . This would suggest that the voting population is mentally conjoined by way of some vast pulsating shared consciousness . Now I'm all for monism in small doses, but I'm not entirely convinced about this whole giant mind conception of the UK's voting population.
Commentators have, for example, bleated about “the public” deciding to punish MPs by denying any one party a clear majority – which would suggest that people voted for a particular party not because they agreed with that party's policies and wanted them to be in power, but rather, because they somehow foresaw how every other member of the public would vote and then voted accordingly to ensure no single party got too many votes. Perhaps there was a mass UK Voters conference where “the public” voted on how they would vote so as to stick it to those dastardly MPs. Oh god, there was and I wasn't invited! Still, there's no “i” in public. Oh, hang on...
 The same infuriation is incited by financial reporting such as: "the markets don't like uncertainty". It makes the markets sound like a wuss that needs to man up.
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 Try typing in "the public decided" into google and have a look at their track record on decision-making. It will soon become apparent that the public is a moron.