Who will win the 2017 General Election is the question that will obsess many of us in the coming weeks after Theresa May announced a snap general election in June.
I am not sure why so many are surprised at the news. I thought it would happen because frankly the lessons of recent history show a Prime Minister struggles without a mandate from the people.
Bookies, pollsters and pundits will all now have their say on the likely results of the election. If nothing else, it makes good telly.
So for a personal giggle, let’s make my predictions
- There will be some big unexpected surprises in coming weeks
- We will all get very bored with hearing about getting the job done.
- The Liberal Democrats have a huge opportunity that could be messed up without clear messages on homosexuality from the Leader.
- This will see the end of the Corbyn era and folks like Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper are waiting in the wings.
- There will be at least one UKIP scandal.
History will tell who will win the General Election in 2017. Whilst I accept the Tories will probably win, I think the actual numbers and voting patterns may be surprising.
For today, I want to look at May’s speech. She claims the country are coming together which seems rather odd to me with so much racism going on. Not only that but just about managing now means far too many people including those in work are having to turn to food banks whilst the rich continue to enjoy fine dining. Mums feel isolated and old people are isolated amongst many other communities I am sure.
We have an adversarial system in this country so I am not sure why it is a surprise that Westminster is perceived as not coming together. Parties have differing core beliefs and policies – they have a right to express those.
Apparently we are to put our trust in May and I don’t feel I can. I think this election was planned all along to be honest. And can someone please explain to me why Brexit cannot be reversed at any time under any circumstances? If May has changed her mind about the timing of election, why can’t policy-makers or the people change their mind about Brexit maybe not now, maybe not soon but at some point?
Working together we could get the job done of a fair system for all but this country has never worked that way. Rich work against the poor, races work against each other all too often, men and women clash often to the detriment of our children. Worrying times when we are hell bent on Brexit offending so many of our European neighbours. A house divided against itself is weak and I think this country is in for a very bumpy ride.
It’s all about breakfast not Brexit you know.
Hard or soft, fried or boiled?
We have had the snap and now the media will crackle and we will all be singing that famous number one from the start of this century and begging Scoop, Muck and Dizzy and Roley too to get the job done.
Right, I am off to watch Peter Kay in Car Share because frankly humour is all that will get us through the next few years.