The idea that Scotland, home to a wizard or two, could reject just about all its Labour MP’s was just plain silly, I mean Scotland has voted red since they were subsidising the transport of beasties on the Ark !
The first sign that something mammoth was afoot came when the bloke who successfully bet £300k on the outcome of the Scottish referendum was found to have bet £30k on an outright Tory majority, a wise wizard would have been down to the bookies with at least a tenner matching the bet, but wise I was not
As the night progressed and the results came in, Professor Smug on the BBC just got ever more smiley as result after result proved that his exit poll of 22,000 bodies across the country was spot on the money and from a large Conservative minority government we were suddenly looking at the unthinkable.
Friday’s events, with political leader after political leader playing resignation snap, even if Nigel didn’t really mean it, were also the thing of dreams and nightmares, by the time we got to tea and biscuits the boys and girls with the blue badges were celebrating like loons.
A week down the road however, things look a wee bit different
Our Prime Minister will stare out across the divide and see not one credible foe for the time being, his nemesis instead will sit in Edinburgh, directing her army of snipers to blow holes in the Governments cause, indeed the Government majority is so small that DC needs at least one eye covering his back, ensuring that his own bunch of backbench irregulars are not blowing themselves and the rest of the Government up.
The case for electoral reform has been made repeatedly, but the vested interests of red and blue have always managed to prevent change, but with Purple Nigels lot getting 4 million votes and only one MP, his friends on the Tory back benchs might just be a little more open to seeing things differently
What seemed like a straightforward victory last week suddenly does’ not, there is a fractured Union to hold together with very little leeway to accommodate the Jocks. There is a Hokey Kokey referendum on the Country’s continued membership of Europe to manage , a host of local elections a year away for the discontented to take advantage of, oh and the Winning general has already indicated his intention to retire to the drawing room with the brandy and revolver in due course
As the Chinese might say, we live in interesting times, and nothing but nothing is clear and straightforward !