Countdown to The General Election 2017
The political landscape does not get any easier to understand. Without wishing to sound boring, the referendum in Scotland, the 2015 election in the UK, the EU referendum and of course the US presidential election has made us all weary.
We have another election in less than 5 weeks, who will win and most importantly who will lose?
The losers ..
Labour: a blood bath is predicted, as with Michael Foot, Neil Kinnock, and Ed Miliband, Jeremy Corbyn is no statesman to lead the UK and become prime minister. Unfortunately 35 years on the back benches and his actions of continually voting against his own party makes him the least likely to lead let alone govern. A break away to enable new rules to be set for the 'new socialist party' is highly likely on June10th, once everything has settled down. Labour will be left with 75 corbynites.
New socialist party: an exciting middle ground in politics. This will be the younger set, the more entrepreneurial and of course, the survivors. They will be cast as Blair look a likes and yet they will almost certainly shun their erstwhile leader as being a toxic force. This will be turned in to a win and will see about 125 MPs joining together. This is not new labour.
Liberal democrats: Unfortunately Tim Farron wants desperately to make an impression but seems to continually fail to so do. They will improve on the Clegg election in 2015 as on that occasion, most unfairly, they were held to blame for the government policies, they distanced themselves and never created a true identity.
UKIP: they have lost their way. A protest vote which has been won. Why bother to stand, why bother to vote for them. Brexit will happen and there is no need for UKIP any more. Farage is the only politician in memory to retire at the top, job done. Good luck, he can watch from a distance, comment and criticise. UKippers should go back to their day jobs.
SNP: Again a protest vote and while they seek Scottish independence they should look at themselves and see how Scotland is doing as a country and an economy. Not that good. The political mileage on this has yet to be heard.
Yes there will be winners but the losers will make the most interesting reading.