Friday, June 09, 2017


I am somewhat shocked by the UK election results. I had expected a 130 seat Tory majority.I am a Canadian Tory, but I want conservative governments through out the senior Realms of the Commonwealth.  I would not have backed May for leader. Andrea Leadsome seemed the better choice and she was a Brexiteer. May kind of grew on me. I enjoyed watching her  spar with the communist corbyn.  So what happened?
 1.As Canadian politicos have learned don't call an election when you already have a mandate.
2. The Tory manifesto was horrible. As a Canadian friend living in London told me, it could have been written by the NDP ( Canadian socialist party)
3. May over estimated her personal popularity. The Tories won huge gains in local elections a few weeks ago. In this election the branding was all MRS May  very little sign of the Tory brand. I m surprised by this,  Lynton Crosby.
4. The Tory campaign was a gong show. May refused to debate!!! Was she afraid? She did it in the house frequently. She should have taken on Corbyn anywhere.
5, kids seem to want free stuff. A lot of the young seem to have come out to support the crazy corbyn manifesto.
5. Given 1-4 a lot of people voted to give MRS May a bloody nise( in the words of one of my Uk friends) I think more people did it thinking the Tories would still get a majority. [NDP election in Alberta]
So what now . I am a Unionist!!! Sturgeon has been defanged. The Scots do not want another divisive pointless referendum. I suspect Sturgeons "leadership " is ar risk. It was great seeing Alex Salmond  being defeated by a Tory. The DUP  is pretty conservative and the despise the IRA loving corbyn.  I met Lord Trimble ( former DUP leade) at a Thatcher dinner . He is pretty conservative.  I expect they will be a stable partner. They voted Tory in the past , I don't see that happening.
 It's time for a new leader and a real conservative manifesto. The UK  Tories could learn from their Canadian cousins. Have policies proposed from the grass roots.
Brexit must happen . It should be a Hard Brexit. The Uk must return to the family they abandoned The Commonwealth . The reaction of the EU has shown the contempt that f the EU for the British people,  There is still a massive mandate for Brexit.  I think this arrangement may be stable ( DUNN fein dont sit so a majority is 321) but if it is not a better leader and Manifesto will win a Tory majority.

Finally I wish only the best for the UKas do the vast majority of Canadians , Australians and New Zealand's . You are our Ally Our friends and our family. # Canzuk

God Save Our Queen!!! God Bless the peoples of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth!!!


Frances said...

Good to see you back and commenting, Dr Roy. Interesting analysis.

UCSPanther said...

Here's something to consider: It is said that Britain's Conservative Party is to the left of the NDP. With that in mind, you can imagine how far left British Labor is...

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