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"Interesting" [Jun. 9th, 2017|12:26 pm]
Tony Grist
Like the Brexit Referendum and the recent Presidential elections in the USA and France the 2017 British election has produced an "interesting" result- by which I mean one largely unanticipated by the power elite and unpredictable in its results. Mrs May expected a landslide that would put her in a strong position to negotiate with Europe. Instead she provoked a Labour resurgence that has wiped out her majority, left her personally discredited and reliant on the support in parliament of the party founded by Ian Paisley. "Coalition of Chaos" was the placard she tried to hang round Jeremy Corbyn's neck. Now she's wearing it herself.

It hardly seems likely that a Conservative-DUP coalition with a wafer-thin majority, led by a Prime Minister who has forfeited the support of much of her own party will wobble along for long. Corbyn's Labour is riding a big wave- with Corbyn himself the most popular politician in Britain- while Boris Johnson, like Churchill in 1940- is waiting for his country's call.

[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2017-06-09 05:04 pm (UTC)
I certainly wasn't expecting to see that when I woke up this morning...

That's three votes in a row I called completely wrong. No psychic powers here.
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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2017-06-10 05:09 pm (UTC)
I had seen a couple of polls on the day before the voting that put the Tories and Labour neck and neck and one that even put Labour marginally ahead, but I didn't dare hope until they announced the result of the exit poll. Earlier on there had even been talk of a Tory majority in Wales, but thankfully that hasn't come to pass and Plaid actually gained another seat.
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