Commenter Jeppo has historically mined the election numbers to offer analysis more penetrating than stock political glibery. So I’m happy to headline below his remarks on the British election for those interested in discussion.
After looking closely at the final results, I’ve come to the counter-intuitive conclusion that — contra the media narrative — this was actually a huge victory for the Conservatives.
Yes, they lost 13 seats and are now in a minority rather than a majority position in the HoC, but their popular vote is up 5.4% and they can easily command parliament in alliance with the like-minded DUP.
All the focus has been on Labour and Corbyn, and how unexpectedly well they did, but consider the fate of the Tories’ other opponents.
1. UKIP. Their vote collapsed by more than ten points down to a paltry 1.8%, and they lost their only seat (to the Tories). The Tories have basically wiped out all opposition to their right and now completely own the anti-EU and anti-immigration issues. This may not be good news for British patriots but it’s certainly very good for the Conservative Party. Nigel Farage has mused about maybe coming back to lead UKIP, but a better idea might be for him to challenge Theresa May for the Conservative leadership and take over the whole damn party. PM Farage has a nice ring to it…
2. The LibDems. They were the nationwide party most opposed to Brexit, but even they were too timid to call for a second EU referendum. So they offered a referendum on any eventual Brexit deal and wanted the UK to stay in the EU’s single market. And even that watered-down, milquetoast proposal garnered only 7.4% of the vote, down 0.5% from 2015. Which means that opposition to Brexit, shared by virtually the entire corporate and media elite, is as dead as a doornail. So suck it, Remainers.
3. The SNP. The Scottish fake-nationalists were the biggest losers of the night. Their seat count fell from 56 to 35, 12 of which went to the Tories. The Conservatives, incredibly, had their most successful election in Scotland since 1983! This means that the chances of another Scottish independence referendum happening any time soon are exactly nil. Maybe the media should take some time off from piling on the tone-deaf hag Theresa May (who certainly deserves it) and spread some contempt and mockery on the hideous shrew Nicola Sturgeon (who deserves it waaay more).
And in a development that will surely shock white nationalists (and especially American WNs), according to Peter Brimelow, British Jews voted 77-13 Conservative over Labour. That’s right, the intellectual vanguard of the Traitor-Left for generations now support the Tories by a six to one margin.
So all in all it was a very good night for the Tories, every other commentator on Earth be damned 🙂 And if they can use this so-called “disappointment” in the results to get rid of Theresa May, well that’s just the cherry on top. Hopefully they will replace her with someone solid like Farage rather than that mop-topped dumkopf Boris Johnson.