There is so much to be grateful for in the results of this General Election:
- We have a majority government which can make decisions and carry them through
- Nobody can say that politics is boring. A two-thirds turn-out provides a legitimate mandate, but the one-third who didn’t bother can see by the stats how they could have really made a difference. But they just couldn’t be arsed.
- George Galloway and David Ward have been chucked out. A heartfelt thank-you to the decent citizens of Bradford, and good riddance to two loathsome, bigoted oxygen thieves.
- Only 1,667 people voted BNP. As against 3,898 who voted Monster Raving Loony. The BNP vote is down to less than 4% of their peak.
- Labour’s executive wanted to get away from Blairite centrism and return to Socialist Kinnock/Foot ideological purity. We’ve just seen how that worked out.
- I don’t like the LibDems because they’re the most anti-Israel of the main parties. The British people seem to have massacred them because they’re hypocrites. I’m slightly stunned, but in a good way…
- Portsmouth is re-united under the Conservative colours. In fact, with the exception of Southampton Test, Exeter, Brighton and Hove, the whole of the ancient Kingdoms of Cornwall, Wessex, and Kent are unbroken Conservative dominions.
- Scotland may not yet have arisen as a nation, but as in the 18th century it is leading a revival of passionate, heartfelt politics comparable with post-apartheid South Africa. This really puts the pressure on David Cameron to achieve his goal of reforming the EU to conform with Churchill’s vision. Otherwise England will vote to get out of it in 2017 – and then Scotland will vote to get out of UK and back into EU.
- Still in Scotland , we have the first MP (Mhairi Black) aged under 21. Ever. Well, since the 17th century when a grandee could have made his cat an MP if he’d wanted.
- And the number of female MPs has increased by one-third to 191. We may yet hear the death-knell of the testosterone-fuelled bearpit that is PMQ.
As a great person once said: “Rejoice!”