I clearly underestimated the ability of a muted Tory machine and a cautious Boris to get British people out to vote for them, and the degree to which Corbyn and his band of berks inspired fear and loathing.
So we have at least one danger put out to pasture for a generation.
Time we understand just what Britan has voted for here. Because of course we really don’t know. But from the indicators, we can look forward to:
- Magic money tree plantations.
- Liberal immigration policy with a filigree decoration of hardline talk.
- Almost inevitable capitulation in EU trade talks due to an irrational promise to get it done by the end of next year. EU and US delegates to run rings around our idiot civil servants in trade negotitions.
- Further layers of knee jerk legislation relating to terrorism that erodes everyones rights and privacy while not addressing the actual problem.
- A total failure to address national over-crowding in infrastructure and housing stock.
- Total ruinous supplication to the green blob.
- Further ground ceded to hatchet-faced feminists & the trans-mental.
- A tenner say HS2 will go the distance, and eat £150Bn of our money to no discernible benefit.
- Ruination of the contract employment market will continue according to plan
- The tax code will continue to get more complex, loopholes for spivs, slebs and toffs will continue to spawn, HMRC will get even more power and even less accountability.
I’m sure there are things I’ve missed. Anyone celebrating this Boris moment may just look back on this moment with a degree of embarassment. Haven’t we all been here before, at the dawn of a new day?
Actually, we do have something we can celebrate… I think every lost seat tells a story that is music to my ears. Especially Jo Swinson and Dominic Grieve.
Update: I have to admit, I’m uplifted by Jo Swinson’s twitter replies.
And the prospect of putting Scottish independence back on the table is delightful.