Politics in the UK

Well, the final results are in and the debacle of the recent election is still to simmer.
 
The Conservatives are in a stronger, coalition not required state. Labour has been trounced by it loss of its heartland in Scotland: look at where all the back-bone Labour cabinet members came from over the last 20 years and you will realise that the race for the leadership will be a mute one. It will be a rudderless ship for the next 2-3 years. And all because the unions ruined it by backing Ed - when really everybody at the time of the leadership election - said it was mad that David did not get it. No matter how many times Ed was wheeled out ever since, the public have simply laughed. We all knew he was never going to make it. It was an emporers clothing moment: and yet none of his advisors wanted to admit that their Wallace was truly stark naked.
 
The Liberal Democrats, who profess to be the most principled party ten years ago, threw those principles out the window when they joined the coalition. They could not make their education policy stick because they wanted to taste power. With no principles you get no votes. It was only a matter of time. Time for them to go back to their local council politics and rebuild their party once again from local strength. We won't seem them for some time.
 
UKIP was always a one man idea, even with 13% of the national vote and just one seat - it really did not feel that it was a governing party. That was a result most likely of the ridiculous performance of Farage on the TV debates: it undermined the whole parties attitude.
 
Now the SNP have their overwhelming power in the Scottish parliament - that does not mean they have any power in London. The slender lead by the Conservatives will need bolstering with good whips. The SNP won't get another independence vote for some years yet. And just as well. The SNP will need to prove themselves as a national force. Let us see if Nicola can deliver before they consider that breakaway. Ultimately though that power will still be constrained by the power from London: it will truly be a test of their ability to manage the resources they are given - they must not retreat into blaming lack of resources from the rest of the UK taxes for not making it work: it is now all down to the SNP. Good luck to them!
 
So we have a European referendum coming up. Well it is likely that we will stay in but within the remit of just the original EEC remit: ie. it is an economic union for trade and standards but nothing else.
 
The forthcoming Greece Exit from the Euro will weaken the governance of the European currency. This means that UK like Switzerland and the Nordics will keep an arms length from the madness of thinking you can join such different countries together. It cannot be done - and there must be a better way of recognising our neighbours without working as a single currency union. We will see the euro have real problems due to undermining from corrupt members printing as much of it as possible. There is plenty of fraud still around, especially fraud that can be manipulated by neighbour states that want to undermine the power of Europe (namely Russia - and in a more subtle way the US).