Prime Minister Theresa May, has called a General Election for the UK, 8th June 2017, or GE2017 in Politico speak.
I published my blog as normal back on Bastille day 2016, for those who don’t know Bastille day is 14th July, and celebrates France’s break with a Monarchy and becoming a Republic. In fact the French so love the idea of becoming a Republic, they are now on their Fifth one? My blog for that day, pointed out that in my humble opinion, Theresa May should have called an Election between October or November 2016. She didn’t of course, and I had pointed out I was surprised, because this would give her a proper mandate.
Over the Easter Holidays she revised her opinion, to come in line with mine, so GE2017 was on, as long as Parliament agreed, it did, 13 MPs voting against and 100 abstaining.
Her reasoning is that she needs the whole of Westminster singing from the same hymn sheet, two hopes there. Bob Hope and no hope, and I don’t see anyone resurrecting Bob Hope anytime soon.
Jeremy Corbyn has said he welcomed GE2017 allowing the people of Britain to have their voice heard. It will, but the voice or more correctly voices, will not be of a Socialist fantasy that Corbyn and his Labour party far left sub group Momentum envisage. There will be two voices in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, #Remain and #Brexit there could well be three voices in Scotland, perhaps even four?
Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish First Minister will be wailing and doing her impression of Wee Jimmy Krankie, that Scotland needs another once in a lifetime Referendum, on top of the GE2017. In fact she will continue to call for a once in a lifetime referendum, until the people of Scotland, vote as she wishes them to vote. She might just get a surprise, namely a resurgent Liberal Democrat party winning some seats back from the Scottish Nationals.
my brother calls the fishwife
Nicola Sturgeon, who my brother calls the fishwife lol, has a severe problem, namely she has only one song to sing, and whilst there are undoubtedly many Scots who are quite happy with the tune, there are also many who know that the world does not revolve around Scotland, and that there is a time and place for everything, this is not the time.
Alex Salmond the Scottish Nationalist MP, will be hoping he can keep a lid on Sturgeon, as she will not actually be standing as an MP in Westminster, so is only a party worker with regards to the June 8th 2017 General Election. This will not stop her from alienating, the majority of Scots who are intelligent enough to realise they need representing in the #Brexit negotiations, as a #Remain stronghold.
The Scottish National Party, under Nicola Sturgeon is too busy banging on about a second Referendum, to do the people of Scotland justice over, their genuine concerns about Britain leaving the EU, to many this will be a waste, so will not support SNP in GE2017.
Which gives the Liberal Democrats, a good chance of winning back some seats, they previously lost in Scotland, to the SNP. Their leader Tim Farron however lacks charisma or presence, he is unassuming, is light weight and lacks punch. There are though waiting in the wings to support the party, two big hitters, namely Sir Vince Cable, and Sir Simon Hughes. Sir Vince is one of the few Political people, who actually understands the mechanism and fundamentals of Macro Economics and Money.
Alex Salmond of the SNP has a degree in Economics and is totally ignorant about the subject, so much so, during the Scottish Independence referendum, he lost many votes by refusing to admit Scotland would need a separate Central Bank and Currency, could we have our money back for the Degree course you took Alex?
Cable being on the hustings will add sound Economics to the voice of #Remain and certainly bolster Lib Dems cause, there are lots of votes to be gained with some savvy politicking north of the border.
voters want to be treated fairly, Socialism excludes that
Jeremy Corbyn could hold some ground in places like London, and the old industrial heartlands, that are staunch Labour. However many of the voters want to be treated fairly, Socialism excludes that, North Korea, Venezuela and Cuba all prove it. Labour party in UK will not come out of this Election well, however the fatal wound will not happen this time, it will continue to struggle on under the bearded leader, in much the same way as the Fat Boy holds power in North Korea.
Theresa May will see an increase, in the number of Conservative MPs, Labour will lose a few, the Lib Dems will gain because they have stuck to their guns and stayed true to their policy of voicing that they think UK should have stayed in EU.
And the BBC will continue to spout its claptrap and tell us what we should be thinking, happy days.