Britain’s General Election was won by no one. The result, as we now know, was a hung parliament – and an electorate rendered drawn and quartered.
I said here yesterday that the contest was a choice of the least worst. The election result bears this out as no party managed to pass the magical 326 out of 650 seats on offer. At time of writing, the Tories have 318 MPs and Labour 261.
The Tories snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Recall that just over a month ago they were demolishing Labour in local and mayoral elections across the country, reducing their power base in town halls almost to a rump.
However, May is visiting Buckingham Palace today to ask Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s permission to form a government. She will pin her hopes on a possible coalition with the highly conservative Democratic Unionist Party which now controls 10 of Northern Ireland’s 18 parliamentary seats.
Many blame May for running a conspicuously lacklustre campaign and particularly for “attacking pensioners” – who largely constitute a more conservative support base – over manifesto pledges to transfer social care costs, slash winter heating allowances and reduce annual state pension increases.
Yet at this moment, Theresa May refuses to resign her leadership, even as banks and assets managers state publicly that they expect her to depart sooner rather than later.
Her Labour rival Corbyn said in a media interview that May should resign as she “cannot form a stable government” (though the interviewer did ask Corbyn, somewhat brutally, whether that meant he would also resign as Labour leader).
Brexit and beyond
Many saw yesterday’s contest as a further opportunity to have a say on the issue of brexit. Despite both Conservative and Labour parties officially supporting removal from Brussels, their national support bases and MPs remain divided on European Union membership – and UK voters have now made clear how riven they remain too.
So is it coincidence that globalist Theresa May and many of her ministers in charge of brexit negotiations until yesterday actually campaigned vigorously to remain in the EU in the run up to June 2016’s referendum?
Is it also by total chance that the Tory’s 2017 general election campaign has been described on social media as “the worst in 200 years”?
Whatever the answers, and potential conspiracies involved, unelected EU elites must be rubbing their hands together with glee at the prospect of brexit negotiations that will undoubtedly go more their way – and possibly fall apart entirely. The outcome of our plebiscite on European membership last year may yet be burned then buried – just as happened to Greece’s votes against austerity in 2015.
Also, terrorists abroad and in our midst will be buoyed by an enemy upon whom they have declared war yet cannot elect any flavour of government. After a surprising hiatus on election day, this morning started with an attempted machete attack at a Newcastle Jobcentre. The jihad continues.
And as police authorities menace anyone using social media to expose or criticise those responsible for our terror, as politicians like May call for more control and censorship online, our citizens nonetheless remain vulnerable walking our very own streets.
The only logical outcome to this dystopian situation will be a three-way civil war between our redundant political class, impassioned jihadists and ordinary, disenfranchised people.
Politics is no longer about Left and Right, it is instead about populism versus globalism.
And as we keep fighting among ourselves those irrelevant battles drawn over redundant ideologies, guess who’s winning?