Hung parliament dynamics
So the polls have spoken, possibly the fraudsters too although as is the way with politics in the UK (think immigration) this will be swept under the carpet for as long as possible. The spinners working for all parties must be close to exhaustion. The Nulabour team have gone from the impressive to the downright delusional, the party's fate looks sealed. For the Lib Dems (and the BBC?) it must have been hard to see the TV 'success' fail to transfer into votes. Although this was bound to happen due to the weakness of Lib Dem understanding of the way a majority of people in the UK view their love of the EU. The pollsters will now begin all sorts of backtracking, anything but face the facts, they got it wrong. For the Tories there will now be the 'if only moment', rightly too. They made many mistakes and will get, if they continue to be foolish, only one chance.
Meanwhile, and another subject some politicians would like to push under the carpet, the UK debt continues to worry world financial markets. So it's all very well looking at pictures of Jacqui Smith and others who have lost their seats on the way to the back of the dole queue, there are more pressing matters. The failure of the BNP to move onwards and upwards is also worthy of examination. This was entirely due to their own campaign. The hysteria generated by others to paint them into a corner was as foolish as the party itself. It was patronising and arrogant; typical voters could see that the subject of immigration has been put off-limits by Nulabour supporters as a way of covering up Nulabour's failure on this and many other matters of social cohesion.
In 1997 Nulabour won 418 seats, today it is predicted their take will be 255. So does this mark the end of Nulabour as we know it? In 1997 a certain Mr Blair was always fobbing us off with: "it's too early to say", that remark may a get a second life now. The Lib Dems, according to Paddy Ashdown, had, with their TV debate showing, made a breakthrough. No, this was another 'one last heave' moment; and David Cameron looks safe for now. But will he last if things go wrong? It's too early say there too. So concentrate on the fraud, that's the big one.