The opposition, left to lick wounds
following the unexpected turnout at the polling stations despite predictions of a limited number showing up to cast their ballots, has pledged to stage several demonstrations and engage in a series of actions locally and internationally to bring down the parliament and to have fresh elections under the principle of "one voter, four votes.
Wales must lick wounds
in time Melbourne next week, in the knowledge that tour triumphs earned from behind Down Under occur about as often as Dame Edna is dressed down her pearls at the MCG.
And there will be little time to lick wounds
or wonder 'what if' as the reality of the Championship fixture list stares right at the Bluebirds.