UK General Elections Results
Tories Bigger & UK Bluer
May 8, 2015, USA--Prime Minister David Cameron and his Conservative Party command enough seats in Parliament--331, eight more than they needed--to run a coalition-less government.
Nicola Sturgeon, head of the Scottish National Party, led a political massacre of Labour in the northern UK, taking every district from them but one. Ed Miliband, Labour's leader, resigned after suffering his Inverness. When the Conservatives had tallied enough votes to lead without sharing power, the Liberal Democrats were then shut out.
Their leader, Nick Clegg, promptly resigned.
Nigel Farage, UKIP leader, resigned when he lost is bid to represent South Thanet.
UKIP certainly heightened pressure on Cameron to commit to a referendum on EU membership, and further added that pressure in the South to Labour and the Liberal Democrats.
Both of these parties saw Sturgeon's party snatch seats away in a statement of Scottish nationalism that will yet be heard in Parliament. The elevated debate may well have led to a boost in voter turnout. The Telegraph reported that turnout was the highest in 18 years: 66.1 per cent. Click here for that.
According to graphics at the Financial Times, UKIP is now the third most popular party, having scored a 12.6% of total votes cast. Click here for that.
Election Day, UK
May 7, 2015, USA--May 7. Election Day in the UK.
A glance at the English website The Daily Mirror on Election Day captures an EU-less event.
This election is certainly a plebiscite on government in the UK. The European Union has become a fearsome boil for many. Member countries have lost control of their borders to unelected officials. Seventy per cent of local laws now fall under EU guidance. Schools and hospitals are noticing the effects of 4,000 per week immigration into England. Membership costs the UK £55 million per day!The United Kingdom Independence Party was formed in part as an answer to these issues—withdrawal from the EU being atop their list.
Read the Daily Mirror on-line today, and you wouldn't know there ever was an EU. With polls showing Conservatives and Labour neck-and-neck at 33% each, perhaps a significant number of British folk simply do not care. They cite polling that has UKIP slightly ahead of the Liberal Democrats, polling 11% versus 8%, and make no mention of whether that may be accurate, given last year's UKIP results in the EU elections—27%. Click here for the Mirror.
A year ago in the EU parliamentary elections, upstart UKIP also polled in the low teens, but surprised the field by garnering the highest percentage of voter support; see our graphic above. One would think that the journalists and editorial board members of the Mirror might have hedged their publication just a tad. The Telegraph are even worse: they outright endorse Cameron, and their front page includes an admonishment by the Prime Minister, who urges voters, "don't do something you will regret." Mr. PM, come again? Click here for the Telegraph.
A clue to the thinking at the Mirror might be their interesting rankings of modern U.S. Presidents from worst to first. Ben Taylor of the Mirror ranks Ronald Reagan no better than fourth, with Lyndon Baines Johnson their top pick.
Barack Hussein Obama is fourth worst—an unbelievable boost for a man who has been the worst American president of all time—skyrocketing American debt from $8 trillion to $18 trillion in just six years, and piloting a foreign policy that has given the world the ISIS reality beheading/atrocity show. Oh, yes...their number two? Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Really, Ben? LBJ over FDR is truly unforgivable.
Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!
May 1, 2015, USA--May 1st has become a ritual celebration of Leftist unity.
2015 was quite a photo-op for media as this international cadre misbehaved all day long, around the clock, with rocks, Molotov cocktails, brawlers, fire-bombers, as seen here to the right in Milan earlier today.
We have come to call May 1st "May Day."
But it's homophonic doppleganger, "mayday," means something completely different.
Or, does it?
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