Friday, June 09, 2017

#UKelection2017

I am somewhat shocked by the UK election results. I had expected a 130 seat Tory majority.I am a Canadian Tory, but I want conservative governments through out the senior Realms of the Commonwealth.  I would not have backed May for leader. Andrea Leadsome seemed the better choice and she was a Brexiteer. May kind of grew on me. I enjoyed watching her  spar with the communist corbyn.  So what happened?
 1.As Canadian politicos have learned don't call an election when you already have a mandate.
2. The Tory manifesto was horrible. As a Canadian friend living in London told me, it could have been written by the NDP ( Canadian socialist party)
3. May over estimated her personal popularity. The Tories won huge gains in local elections a few weeks ago. In this election the branding was all MRS May  very little sign of the Tory brand. I m surprised by this,  Lynton Crosby.
4. The Tory campaign was a gong show. May refused to debate!!! Was she afraid? She did it in the house frequently. She should have taken on Corbyn anywhere.
5, kids seem to want free stuff. A lot of the young seem to have come out to support the crazy corbyn manifesto.
5. Given 1-4 a lot of people voted to give MRS May a bloody nise( in the words of one of my Uk friends) I think more people did it thinking the Tories would still get a majority. [NDP election in Alberta]
So what now . I am a Unionist!!! Sturgeon has been defanged. The Scots do not want another divisive pointless referendum. I suspect Sturgeons "leadership " is ar risk. It was great seeing Alex Salmond  being defeated by a Tory. The DUP  is pretty conservative and the despise the IRA loving corbyn.  I met Lord Trimble ( former DUP leade) at a Thatcher dinner . He is pretty conservative.  I expect they will be a stable partner. They voted Tory in the past , I don't see that happening.
 It's time for a new leader and a real conservative manifesto. The UK  Tories could learn from their Canadian cousins. Have policies proposed from the grass roots.
Brexit must happen . It should be a Hard Brexit. The Uk must return to the family they abandoned The Commonwealth . The reaction of the EU has shown the contempt that f the EU for the British people,  There is still a massive mandate for Brexit.  I think this arrangement may be stable ( DUNN fein dont sit so a majority is 321) but if it is not a better leader and Manifesto will win a Tory majority.

Finally I wish only the best for the UKas do the vast majority of Canadians , Australians and New Zealand's . You are our Ally Our friends and our family. # Canzuk

God Save Our Queen!!! God Bless the peoples of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth!!!

2 comments:

Frances said...

Good to see you back and commenting, Dr Roy. Interesting analysis.

UCSPanther said...

Here's something to consider: It is said that Britain's Conservative Party is to the left of the NDP. With that in mind, you can imagine how far left British Labor is...

I Support Lord Black