Well it’s another election where the opinion polls were disastrously wrong. The campaign had been deadlocked for the entire duration, but the result is anything but.
There’s always a movement towards the incumbent at the end of a campaign, but could it really be this much? Perhaps Tory voters were even shyer than polling models had allowed? Hardly surprising given the destructive nature of the Conservative party, I suppose. I imagine the pollsters are frantically re-evaluating their models even as I type.
Labour wiped out In Scotland? I never thought I’d live to see the day. They weren’t helped by Jim Murphy being slightly less charismatic than an axe murderer, but there’s no doubting that the SNP have made huge strides since the referendum. It’ll be interesting to see what happens now they have such a crushing mandate north of the border.
For Nick Clegg, Danny Alexander and David Laws, there’s one simple message: THIS is what happens when you break a promise. Don’t give me this guff about not being able to achieve some things in government – you could have said no on tuition fees and you know it. The party for which I used to work now has fewer MPs than at any time since before I was born. The near death of the party was caused by your idiocy. I hope you’re proud of yourselves.
And I hope the British people are proud too. You’ve given a bunch of uncaring bastards free rein to continue their war on the poor and disadvantaged and to put money in the pockets of those who already have it.
Roll on five years from now.