This general election has been a roaring success, for Brexit, and for the people of Great Britain. I would go as far to say, that this result unifies the UK in a way not thought possible prior to the election. Whatever you think of Theresa May, she must be applauded for her bravery and courage to call the election in the first place. Theresa May will undoubtedly be remembered as the Prime Minister that kept the United Kingdom united.
Hats off to Jeremy. You did very well, sir. Let’s hope now that you get the full support of the parliamentary labour party, and you continue to flourish as leader of the opposition. I don’t think anybody can argue that you aren’t the right man for the job, at this point. Use the time wisely, get your costings in order, support Brexit, and we’ll be re-nationalising our railways at the next election, whenever that may be. Some say there may be a 2nd general election in 2017, though I wouldn’t put any money on that. The Conservatives have taken that gamble and it hasn’t paid off for them in terms of seats, so that’s unlikely to happen again.
But here’s the thing. This result is awful, for those wanting to remain in the EU. It’s awful for those wanting to see the breakup of the United Kingdom. But it’s not so bad for everybody else. I’m really not sure what the Conservatives would have done with a stonking majority, but you can guarantee the rich would have got just that little bit richer. More public assets sold, more foxes killed. It’s all a little bit much, right? Now, nothing is guaranteed. Which is going to make it even more difficult for the Conservatives to be so “finite” on the “real issues” at hand. And if I were Theresa May, I would be dropping the Dementia Tax pledge, you know the one that was ridiculed for increasing the threshold from £23K to £100K? I think the case could now be argued that the pledge was unpopular, and should be left “as-is”. If the general public want to contribute an extra £77K, then let them. Absurd, right?
Looking to the positives, Brexit is going to continue. Jeremy Corbyn outlined his position in the election campaign, and he won a lot of UKIP votes. The 2 largest parties in the UK are now “Pro-Brexit”, which means, the UK is leaving the EU. Sorry folks, that part of the story hasn’t changed.
The UK’s negotiating position is stronger. With the addition of the DUP, a Pro-Brexit party from Northern Ireland, any talk of reunification will surely be kicked into the long grass. It will stop those pesky EU bureaucrats from sticking their oar in, and spreading division within the UK, and it will give Northern Ireland a genuine say in its own future. Likewise, with the SNP falling to bits, and losing nearly half of their seats, independence is well and truly off the table. Which is nice, isn’t it? Scottish business will applaud the result, and Nicola Sturgeon will be side-lined, just that little bit more. Which, is, fantastic. And let’s not have any more talk of a soft-brexit. Freedom of movement will end, Jeremy Corbyn agrees, this issue doesn’t lay solely in the hands of the DUP.
Theresa May is a little bruised, but that’s about it. The Conservative party suffer, collectively, the Union is safe once more, and Nigel Farage will be making a sweeping return to the front line. It’s all very exciting. Of course there is a strong possibility that Theresa May will be ousted, which may or may not be a good thing. Boris Johnson for PM? I’m not so sure I’d like that. Rest assured, though, that if Theresa May falls on her sword, then the next leader of the Conservative party, will have no choice but to look at some of the more social policies of Jeremy Corbyn, or, risk losing to Labour outright next time. There is appetite for change. Change is coming.
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