My own take on the UK general election

Conservatives won by a resounding majority, I see. I was somewhat surprised by this, as I think May did a lot of damage to the credibility of the party. Boris seems to have turned that around.

Predictably, the stock market is up. As I look, the FT100 is up 1.4%, whilst the FT250 us up a colossal 4.2%. I would have expected the markets to respond well to a Tory victory, although I would have predicted anything nearly as high as 4.2%.

The problem with Labour is that the electorate thought that Corbyn was too much of a socialist, at least in my view. We have visions of the UK returning to the sorry state that it was in the 70’s. It’s difficult to imagine a charismatic leader emerging as Corbyn’s replacement. I am intrigued as to who they are going to find as his replacement.

Additionally, Labour has too much of a loony left contingent. The general public recoils at the thought of that.

Jo Swinson led the LibDems to a crushing defeat. I thought that the LibDems stood a chance in the elections for those who disliked both Labour and Tory. I thought that until Swinson opened her mouth and words came out. Then I realised she was doomed. For one thing, she is not a good orator. There was no substance to what she said, either. It was all about “fairness”.

Politicians are elected because of the basics: education, jobs, the economy, defence, healthcare, transport, and maybe a few others. Everything else is just a distraction.

The election of Johnson/Tories in the UK mirrors the Trump/Republican victory in the US. The majority of the electorate don’t actually like the identity politics, climate hysteria, and whatever else it is the progressives want to push.

And that’s what grinds my gears.

Stay safe out there.

About mcturra2000

Computer programmer living in Scotland.
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1 Response to My own take on the UK general election

  1. George says:

    Jeremy Corbyn rejection (in middle-class or better-off boroughs) and Brexit (in working class constituencies) come long before climate issues and identity politics in deciding the result of this election.
    Besides the lack of charisma, Jo Swinson was rejected by a lot of potential voters because she sacrificed Remain to potential gains for her party. If she had really wanted Remain, she would have made an alliance in Parliament when it was possible.
    This results also gives credence to the thesis that inequalities have increased but overall most people are better off than in the past. It seems that people are more worried about losing what they have than about inequalities.
    Finally, the United Kingdom seems more and more disunited. Results in Ireland and Scotland point to future splits. Something which factors, once Elizabeth is gone, the Royal family will have to make no mistake on whom will succeed.

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