Through the early hours of Saturday morning I sought sanctuary from the madness of politics through sleep in the hope that by drifting off into a subconscious state, the impending doom and gloom of the general election would be forgotten until at least a pair of hours after sunrise. It was not to be! Prior to turning in – early results showed positive for the socialist Labour Party, even established pollsters from around the UK, Europe, and the US were all calling a high result for the champagne socialists, which was far too much to bear. One thing was for sure – breakfast would either be cold porridge and burnt toast, or a full english feast fit for a King.
In the wee hours as I tossed and turned Nipper was also agitated, which was due to his bladder and not the political nightmare that could well be. Having let all three canine’s out to ‘ease-springs’ I was far too unsettled to return to the horizontal position. A pot of tea was the solution, followed by as a sadistic view of SKY news. Amazingly the exit polls were calling a complete run for the Tories, with Labour being smashed in Scotland. The Pollsters had yet again been found wanting, their spinning machine was completely out of kilter. Here before my very eyes the Labour Party were disintegrating – simply falling apart at the seams, as were the Liberal Democrats…
Late breakfast consisted of a starter of mixed fruit, followed by several pieces of grilled bacon, two beef sausages, scrambled eggs, a small portion of Heinz beans, grilled mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, and lightly toasted bread – with a large pot of tea… Made all the more wondrous as the final results showed the Conservative Party had been returned with such a majority – a coalition government was no longer required.
UKIP even managed to plunder 5.5 million votes, though only one candidate was duly elected to a seat in Parliament, which is still a very good result all round. On top of which, the Conservative victory has rattled Germany as well as the EU who now fear an EU referendum, leading to Britain’s exit.
Better news followed, when senior Conservative Party sources whispered – Mr Cameron will use the grace period while opposition parties lick their wounds to pass-key parts of his manifesto after pledging to implement it in full. Sources believe yesterday’s dramatic victory may have secured the PM up to a year in which he can govern virtually unchallenged after three opposition leaders all resigned from their respective party’s
Throughout my long afternoon walk I out whistled every bird in the surrounding countryside, and skipped like a 10-year-old on his way to the picture house on a saturday morning. Yours Aye.