Friday, May 8, 2015
Rather than having sat up all night watching the election, I feel as though I have awoken from a nightmare. At the time of writing this the news channels are predicting a Tory majority of possibly 6 seats. How did the pollsters get it so wrong in all the polls before last night ? Not one single poll predicted a majority for either party. The scale of the defeat of The Labour Party across the UK is simply astonishing. Even if The Labour Party had not been more or less wiped out here in Scotland, they would still have been far short of any workable majority to govern for the UK.
I never thought I would see the day when Labour would have the same amount of MP’s as The Tories in Scotland, and if not for tactical voting in Edinburgh South they would have been left with no MP's at all. CC yesterday summed up perfectly yesterday why The Scottish Labour Party is no longer trusted by the Scottish people, and it is hard to see how they can regain that trust in the foreseeable future. With much reluctance I did not put my X next to the Labour candidate on my ballot paper yesterday and, unless things change radically in the next few years, I cannot envisage a time when they will get my vote in the future. There has been a sea change in Scotland that has changed Scottish politics. The SNP stood on a programme of progressive politics that resonated with the Scottish people.
Bring It Down