What another amazing election! Scotland virtually declaring UDI and in the process proving the claim that voting SNP would ensure we'd get another Conservative government. But at least Nicola Sturgeon's scope for causing mischief at Westminster has been reduced somewhat by the emerging national picture.
It's not just Nick Clegg who is likely to fall on his sword, but Ed Miliband as well with the news that the loathesome Ed Balls has been ousted by just 422 votes, thus serving to confirm how bad things have been for Labour. It looks like it was the UKIP vote that enabled the Tory to oust him and his wife Yvette Cooper could well become the next leader, yet another Labour politician I simply can't abide.
It does make you wonder about many of your fellow citizens when after five years of pernicious 'nasty party' policies, David Cameron looks almost certain to return, but this time with a majority, albeit a very slim one. It will be fun though seeing how he deals with his troublesome back-benchers. It also makes you wonder if Ed's brother might not have been a better bet after all?
Thank goodness we've seen the back of TR apologist Simon Hughes and Nick Clegg has certainly been suitably humiliated. The Liberal Democrats screwed up big time, setting back the cause of Electoral Reform when they had the chance, actively promoting the destruction of a successful public service and becoming utterly seduced by the trappings of power and as a result they paid the price.
It's great to see the dreadful George Galloway get his marching orders from Bradford, but in contrast really pleasing to see Caroline Lucas holding on to Brighton. The Greens did well, as did UKIP, but that just serves to highlight how the 'first past the post' system must go as it effectively disenfranchises so many people. UKIP getting 3.5 million votes, and the Greens 1 million but only 1 MP each, is not democracy in my book.
It looks like Nigel Farage is unlikely to get a seat in Westminster and therefore if he's true to his word he will be standing down from leading UKIP and despite Boris Johnson winning comfortably, his aim of becoming the next Tory leader will be on hold for some time. It will be fun seeing him laying down in front of the bulldozers with his Labour opponent when a third runway at Heathrow becomes government policy!