Cameron faces post-election loss blues

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Political news seems to be in a slump after the excitement of last week’s elections, so let’s look at the damage – starting with the Conservatives and David Cameron.

Amazingly, Cameron was insisting that the Conservative Party could win next year’s general election, despite being pushed into third place for the first time in more than a century, by UKIP last Thursday.

A BBC report told us he “appreciated people were ‘disillusioned’ with the EU and he ‘absolutely understood and received the message’.”

Clearly he had not. The message was that people were SO disillusioned with the mainstream political parties – particularly the Conservatives and Cameron himself – that they were prepared to take a punt on a bunch of extremists rather than put up with more of the same.

Not only that, but Cameron and the Tories have not changed direction by one single degree since the result came through. They are still claiming that their referendum in 2017 will solve everything.

I posted up the link to the BBC report on the Vox Political Facebook page, to see what response it would provoke. Some of them defied belief but several are publishable.

Here’s Baz Poulton, who supplied the image (above): “The Tories have no chance at all, but considering how many fools voted for UKIP without the slightest clue about their actual motivations, plus the fact that Farage has already agreed publicly to support the Tories in the next election, means that the fake ‘alternative’ that the media is constantly pushing in their attempt to bring fascism to Britain, is actually getting votes!

“The Tories know that they are hated by the public. This is why UKIP exist, to take votes that the stupid believe are being denied to the establishment parties, and give them right back to the establishment.”

The man has a point. It has already been said on this blog that the Tories and UKIP are in coalition talks, because Michael Gove has denied it.

One of our younger readers, Karlie Marvel, also sounded a note of warning: “Complacency by the electorate and misguided protest votes for UKIP will allow these dangerous crooks back in. A much increased turnout at the General Election and some real opposition in the next year from Labour is desperately needed.”

The other comments were almost entirely negative. Richard Tait suggested: “Mr Cameron is being quite realistic about his chances and rather than sign on the dole to collect unemployment benefit, he is sounding out the possibility of a new career as a Stand Up Comedian.”

Appropriately, Helen Owens commented: “Go on, tell us another.”

But Graeme Beard, despite finding humour in the possibility, said he could not rule out a Conservative win because the stupidity of the electorate cannot be overestimated.

Looking at the European results, it is impossible to argue with that viewpoint.

He told us: “Win the next general election? Ha Ha Ha! Well actually yes they can! Frightens me but the great British public still believe in giving themselves a thoroughly good thrashing (remember the days of the Thatcher tyranny – elected time and again) and this lot loves dishing out the whip.

“Don’t underestimate stupidity, it’s all too common!”

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14 thoughts on “Cameron faces post-election loss blues

  1. Nick

    The main problems stems because the lib dems on a centre left ticket went into the last general election and got into power with the conservatives

    The correct source of action was to go back to the public to vote again and so on until we had a majority government

    This did not happen so we had the liberals try to water down the conservative policy’s in which most were unsuccessful

    the liberals are to blame for this mess we are now in despite they have done their best overall the bottom line is that the public only vote for what is best for themselves they are not a generous group who will look out for others and try to put more input in themselves but will leave it to others to do the work invariably it’s never done

    All of nick cleggs work into thinking that he could influence David Cameron have come to nothing the public at this time blame nick clegg because his stance on Europe and the EU is strong and rightly so for all concerned

    Most people in UK think like David Cameron and Nigel Farage and there lies the problem in the selfishness of these people who are in reality only looking out for their own ends

    The uk has moved on over the past 60 years to a level that I myself do not recognize and as a worldwide traveller i don’t like what i see in the UK any more and there will be a few like myself who will agree with me but the future I can assure you will be very bleak for most as the conservatives and ukip take over the running of this country

    Labour will not be able to stop this trend either as there are many of their mp’s also in that selfish mode

    Nick clegg was right the future is within the EU but that would only ever work with a decent honest open prime minister who would be then able to get back the powers of immigration and to then realign them to the way the majority of the world countries operate the same also applies to the use of the NHS and welfare for overseas migrants

    David Cameron and Nigel Farage could never be the answer to the concerns of decent people only fascists of which the numbers are indeed climbing not only in the uk but worldwide

    The uk and its people are indeed in a right old mess to such an extent even I myself would find it hard going in getting everything back on track for the benefit of the majority I say majority as you would never win over the extreme pockets of people who will always stay extreme come what may

    All we can hope for is that the public see sense and look for a decent person in politics to get behind and make more of an effort to get involved themselves at a local level

    If David Cameron and Nigel Farage carry on the way they are the whole of the EU will end up in turmoil with death and destruction on a vast scale through insurgent groups forming so the public need to act fast and get as a top priority laws like immigration correctly aligned to that of the rest of the world followed by all EU counties must adopt they own individual immigration / welfare/ NHS regulations which should never have been part of the EU in the first place the EU should be a trading group of countries only as that is the only part of the agreement that does make sense with the rest of the EU agreement only wishful thinking which is wonderful to read but very immature in it’s implementation and working of which could never work

      1. Barry Davies

        I definitely don’t agree with him, the eussr needs to be destroyed it is the worst thing we ever got involved in, Clegg only wants it to remain because of the personal pension he gets from them.

  2. john elwyn kimber

    Oh hold on – a protest vote in a Euro election with a PR voting system will notoriously not be reflected in a Westminster election run on First Past the Post. UKIP have jumped from 17 to 29 per cent between two Euro-elections. After the last one their general election vote was 3 per cent – so what are we saying in 2015, 6 per cent max? That’s one or two MPs at most.

    If anyone thinks that if Grant Shapps goes round the back doors of Tory constituency parties saying ‘hey, we have to do a deal with UKIP if we want to get in next year’ he’ll get local party bosses saying ‘right ho, Mr Shapps, anything you say, Mr Shapps,’ they need to find another planet to live on. They’re ALREADY saying ‘eff off, Mr Shapps’.

    It ain’t gonna happen, people. Local Tories know bloody well that UKIP need to be polling far more on a far bigger turnout before they even start to break a sweat. No matter what some UKIP donor might have bribed the media to say.

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  4. jaypot2012

    I truly dread a Tory/Ukip government – which is what will happen should Labour not get it’s finger out and start DOING something!
    Labour can only blame themselves as they stood by the coalition on so many things, and other than that, you’ve hardly heard of them, or from them for the last 4 years.
    As for Ukip, I am still hoping that they are a protest vote and not a vote for next years election!

    1. Nick

      agreed jay but that’s unlikely to happen if labour had stuck with some good labour principals we would not even be in this mess in the first place
      ed needs to stand down yes he is a nice man so am i but you have to stick by your roots at the end of the day and not drift off into a right wing selfish agenda which never works

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