Obviously I’m quite pleased with the result, it was the result I wanted, and means the UK can crack on with Brexit. Sorry to break it to Jimmy Krankie but that also means no second Scottish referendum anytime soon despite the result up there.
I’ve seen some suggestions that it will take Labour 10 years to undo this mess but I disagree (if it helps cheer anyone up). Even though it is a big majority, I think the support is wide more than it is deep, and in many cases it will just be to get ‘Brexit done’. The Tories have a lot to do in the next five years to consolidate these votes.
Demographic change is also going away from a lot of the traditional southern seats. They are only going to go backwards in London and in remain areas in future.
So as long as Labour pick a decent genuine leader then they could bounce back.
With respect – I think you have a dated view of both northerners and the Conservatives. It isn’t the 80s anymore. The miner’s strikes are forgotten. There are a lot of thriving businesses and entrepreneurs in the north and not the welfare state dependency that Labour used to thrive on.
The Conservatives have been moving left economically for a few years now with more state intervention and more money promised for public services. This is probably even more pronounced with Johnson who has been going on a spending spree (with the tax burden on people already at a 30 year high.)
As for Labour, they have changed too, it’s not just about Brexit but it does highlight the cultural divide between the leadership and voters outside the south. Issues like immigration are security are important and can’t be ignored. Issues that are not important include Palestine, Gender Identity and other woke trends.