Would UK Politicians stop talking rubbish. Again..
Listening to the British political establishment going "I'll never even speak to Nicola Sturgeon, let alone work with her" rhetoric I am confused. Its not really they're choice to make.If the voters of Scotland send you a shed load of SNP MPs your not going to have a choice. I'm holding my hand, facepalm ready, for the obligatory Sturgeon = Hitler reference I feel is coming.
You made this bed - you lie in it.
When the British politician's dreadful patronising Scottish referendum campaign went horribly wrong, they resorted to what basically amounted to bullying, you told Scotland in no uncertain terms exactly how the UK thought they should be treated. You threatened them, no pound, all companies will move, you can't, not allowed. Now to my mind they've got the message, "the UK needs you not too leave, but that's all". Look how the day after the referendum the back-pedalling began. I reckon that was another mistake. Now the Scots ain't voting for you? I wonder why. You really think Nicola Sturgeon is a monster? Then she's a monster you created.
God I love to see democracy in action. The Welsh? Well they're listening I'm sure. More seats may well go to Plaid Cymru's way. I'm going to take a wild southern hemisphere guess and say they'll have no problem in allying with the SNP. So Mr Millibrain 'no deal, no way' is not going to cut it, you can't win with out them, your strong holds are out side of the south east, with a rise of the Scots and the Welsh you've no way to get a majority. Any party is is going to be sitting in a very different Westminster, my former MP is Green and will hopefully stay there, just cos there's only one of her doesn't make her the same as a save-our-hospital-independent. Behind her are many green councillors, MEPs and a party with an agenda. The'll be a massive block of votes not under the control of who ever the PM is, the next PM had better be conciliatory and nice to his back bencher's is all I'm saying.
Many of the regions probably sympathise with the Scots position. With the Lib Dems are now inside the Westminster club and no longer the protest vote they once were. There's always been the northern Irish Parties + some independents. But there's never in my life time been a threat the the established parties like today. The UK is not what it once was, rise of the South East of England coupled with the decline of traditional industries outside the South East long ago shifted the emphasis, and the main parties have not handled the regions well. Now the Scots and Welsh have woken up and are sending people to Westminster who may actually represent them. I think the time for regional England to do the same has arrived. A Yorkshire First, SNP, Kenethlegek Kernow, Plaid Cymru coalition!
Be interesting to see what happens. My two penny worth. Millbrain should admit defeat north of the border. The're not gonna vote for you mate, or Cameron, you burned that bridge. In terms of Social Agenda, he's more in common with the SNP than the Lib Dems. The Conservatives lost nothing north of the boarder, as they had nothing and UKIP isn't shaping up to be the direct threat it might have been. Its a good illustration of indirect power none the less, it has influenced the other parties without MP's - you really think any party or government can ignore a block of 50 odd MP's in a much more diverse Parliament - good luck with that...
This is an ExPat's view - I will not be voting in the UK this time round. I am eligible but a I don't live there it doesn't seem appropriate.