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A Collection Of Post-Election Thoughts

1. I struggled to decide who to vote for on Thursday.  Really struggled – I expected some kind of support for Liberal Democrats from other remainers, but most plumped for socialism instead.  Boris’s behaviour and Brexit were why I turned away from the Conservative Party, but I felt myself coming back to the fold, the more I saw socialist thoughts and general arseholeness from entitled lefties.

2. In the end, I e-mailed both the local Conservative and Liberal Democrat candidate.  The Liberal Democrat candidate e-mailed me back – she was honest in her belief for campaigning against house-building that doesn’t have enough car parking spaces (like we need more cars???) but agreeable on other points I raised.  I appreciated her honestly.

3. Also she is German and, I think, a lesbian.  I would be a lesbian if I had a sex change, so I could identify.  She got my vote.

4. As was 99.5% likely, the Labour candidate won in my area.

5. I was super-nervous before the exit poll.  More nervous than I had been about anything in a long time.

6. I did let out a squeal of joy when I heard the result.  I was amused by the idea that the Conservatives do better the less that I want them to win.

7. I feel a bit more like a Conservative again.  I don’t know why.  Perhaps because of all the bullshit from those having a leftie meltdown.  I am particularly offended by people saying things like “all working class Tories are thick”.  Those are my people.  Fuck off you pretentious, self-absorbed twatts.

8. The Conservative Party trolling game is top-notch at the moment.  I laughed at the idea of them being the People’s Government (so Mao) and their “make no mistake – Get Berxit Done” was just class.

9. I despise them both, but kudos to Dominic Cummings and Boris Johnson for their victory.  Get Brexit Done was even more effective than Take Back Control – or Yes We Can.  Very, very simple and very, very clever.  Begrudging respect – like when your local rival football team do something really damn good.

10. Corbyn should be toast.  All the polling suggests that by far he was the main reason that Labour lost the election.  Not Brexit – as the Momentum spin is trying to weave.

11. I cannot think of any other leader in recent British political history that has had such a disastrous defeat, yet has not immediately resigned.  Yet Corbyn is staying on so they can have a “period of reflection”.

12. I cannot think of any other socialist in the world that stepped down after any form of election victory.  Socialism always fails, and needs democracy to be undermined or outright destroyed to survive – socialism goes against natural human will.  Though Corbyn is staying on so they can have a “period of reflection”.

13. Labour are almost certainly toast next election too.  I don’t think any political party have ever overturned such a deficit.  I’d love to see another party become the opposition, but that ain’t going to happen under First Past The Post.

14. If Labour want to stand a chance of reducing the Conservative majority next time, they have to elect a centrist – someone with star power – and someone who is a reflection from Boris Johnson.  I’d suggest Jess Phillips is their best current chance – though hated by a good chunk of Corbynistas – and they have the power, especially because of the “period of reflection”.  However, she has matured in the last year or so from being a total gobshite, and I feel her personality could get under Boris Johnson’s skin.

15. Certainly they need someone to hold Boris Johnson to account.  He consistently avoids scrutiny and has done all his election-winning delivery-failing political career.  Someone who is a joke to everyone, or a total lightweight, will not do this.  All people, no matter their political persuasion should desire this. Corbyn was a disaster for all political life in this country.

16. Brexit is over.  It isn’t done – and won’t be for years, but the argument is over.  I’ve long severely disagreed with it, but I’ve also long accepted it – and argued for a hard Brexit so that its failure will be clear and proven.  And a possibility to rejoin in a “fuck we were actually wrong about invading Iraq” kind of way.

17. Despite not being able to vote Conservative, it feels like there is clarity.  It probably was a good idea to have a General Election – no matter how much I didn’t enjoy it.  It was the least worst plausible outcome for myself.

18. I don’t know what to hope for now.  Some kind of reconciliation?  Maybe there isn’t any hope – just acceptance that we have a way ahead.

19. And a huge fucking amount of relief that the British public, especially my dear fellow northerners, have rejected socialism.

20. I guess Maggie will be delighted about yet another defeat for socialism.  A shame we actually had to fight it in the first place – and unless we solve the housing crisis, I feel it will need fighting again.

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A Collection Of Election Thoughts

This is an old blog – created when I was defiantly a Conservative.  Possibly the only one from Hull.  Hence the name.

Now there are more Conservatives in Hull.  And I am no longer a Conservative.

In my heart I am a Conservative – but as I’ve made clear over the past couple of years, the party has moved so far away from me that I struggle to recognise it at times.  I do want to vote Conservative and if I don’t vote for them this time, I want to feel able to in the future.

So this page is currently going through a transition from The Only Tory From Hull, to Exiled Tory Remoaner Scum.  I have only just started the rebrand, so please forgive.

1. I don’t want anyone to win.

2. Boris Johnson is spectacularly unfit to be Prime Minister.  However there is one person a whole universe ahead of him in unfitness to be Prime Minister.

3. Yes, that person is Jeremy Corbyn.  IRA, Venezuela, communism, anti-semitism – yadda yadda I am sure you have heard it all before.  He is a present and serious danger to the UK, both economically and in terms of defence – but especially economically.

4. Some people are voting tactically.  I would also like to vote tactically – to STOP CORBYN.

5. If I was in a swing Conservative/Labour seat, I would definitely vote Conservative, albeit whilst holding my nose.

6. Alas, I’m living in a seat where the Labour candidate got 60% of the vote last time, a share that keeps increasing every election since he was elected in 1997.  Someone called Gareth Thomas.  No, barely heard of him either.

7. So it doesn’t matter who I vote for – Labour will win my seat.

8. There is real social pressure in London not to vote Tory.

9. I’m sick of reading patronising and offensive shit like this on Twitter – calling all working class Tory voters indescribably thick.

10. This kind of thing makes me feel a sense of belonging towards the Conservatives.  This isn’t just a one-off – Twitter is plastered with leftie nastiness.  Who the fuck do these people think they are?

11. Boris Johnson is still a lying, cheating bastard.  And I respect him even less for ducking interviews.  I do feel that he is being controlled by the machine of Dominic Cummings though.

12. I am totally uninspired by Jo Swinson and the Liberal Democrat manifesto.

13. I assumed that I would vote Liberal Democrat at the start of the campaign.  I was 95% sure.  I’m probably 60/40 now towards voting for Liberal Democrat.

14. Normally I head out to vote first thing.  Normally I know who I am voting for.  I don’t think I will be able to.

15. I’d be very happy with low turnout – I stand to win £130 if it is under 60%.  Also had a smaller bet on 60-65%.

16. I’d also be very happy if some of the most Brexity types lost their seat – Redwood, Mogg, etc.  Yes I have some money on some of those too.

17. A hung parliament would amuse me – after all, Conservative members voted Boris because they thought he’d win an election.  No bet on this, but I did get 149-1 on a 2020 election – a good proxy bet for a hung parliament, possibly.

18. If the hung parliament led to a Corbyn government, then I would start looking at where else to live.  Not great timing though as I want to work in my current role for a minimum of 2 years – ideally longer.  I did do a search for software engineer roles in Spain the other day.  Alas, everything was in Spanish.

19. A Boris Johnson victory would also amuse me in that Twitter would go into meltdown – it pretty much already has and it would be hilarious.

20. I’m not going to tell you who to vote for.  Vote for what you feel is right for the country – or just for you and your family.  I always vote for what I feel is right for the country – I’ll get by whatever, even if I have to move to another country.  I refuse to chastise people for voting differently to me and I will try my hardest to respect your vote, even if I steadfastly disagree.

21. This election campaign has been shit.