UK General Election
Total 27 Posts
A tale of two opinion polls6 min read
Two polls show conflicting results for SNP and the Scottish Independence, with one indicating significant losses for the party in the next UK General Election. The second poll, however, shows support for independence at 53%. Will the SNP have time to develop strategies to stem potential vote loss?
National Conservatism, self-pity, idiocy and English fascism7 min read
The NatCon conference in London displayed hard-right Tory views, blaming UK’s issues on migrants, the EU, and the liberal elite. The event showcased extremist politics and culture war tropes, with controversial speakers, representing the “Trumpification” of British politics.
Why a Labour-Lib Dem coalition wouldn’t cause electoral annihilation like their deal with the Tories5 min read
Labour and Lib Dem leaders deny potential coalition for the next general election. However, ideological proximity favours a Lib Dem-Labour partnership.
Starmer’s transforming Labour into the Tories’ Mini-Me6 min read
Wee Ginger Dug argues that Labour leader Keir Starmer aims to adopt conservative policies and move the party further right, targeting English nationalist Brexit voters and that Scotland’s interests aren’t his priority as he focuses on winning in England to secure power.
A painful picture for the Tories: Forecasting the general election from the local results5 min read
Electoral forecasting is a difficult science that relies on past data. Different techniques produce different outcomes for the next UK general election. Looking back at the relationship between local elections and subsequent general elections puts Labour on course for a House of Commons majority.
From crown to clowns: King Charles III’s coronation and the Tory distraction parade7 min read
The lavish crowning of King Charles III has triggered backlash over privilege, police response against peaceful demonstrators, and assault on civil rights by a Tory Government that gained much from the distraction from their defeat at the local polls.
Labour gains in local elections suggest the tide has turned in many marginal constituencies4 min read
Labour has gained control of crucial areas during the local elections but still has work to do to win outright. It's not yet clear if the swing from the Conservatives would be enough for Labour to win outright in a general election.