Comments: Vote, if only to honour the suffragettes

It is definitely going to be riveting TV through to the early hours.

Big business (or big unions) hold all the trump cards in the political parties packs, but, whilst the thought of Corbin winning frightens me, an all powerful May and a weak opposition is also worrying.

If we end up with a Conservative win, but with a strengthened Labour party, then I think that would be good for a more even keel going forward.

Worse case, in my opinion, would be Lib Dems with a role and able to drive a second Brexit referendum. Shame really as I have found myself a traditional Lib Dem supporter, but their current second referendum push leaves them a joke in my mind.

Posted by Mr BW on 8 June, 2017 at 11:23 PM

Whilst I understand and have some sympathy with your view of the country being run by "Big Banks, Big Old Money, Big Pharma, and Big Media", it that were really the case we would be staying within the EU instead of where we find ourselves this morning - up the exit river without a paddle or a rudder!

Posted by Tim on 9 June, 2017 at 9:20 AM

The only reason that wasn't the case Tim was the EU referendum. The people showed that they didn't like who was running the country from without (ie the EU).

Last night's result just shows that many people (particularly those who hadn't voted before) voted for their own self-interest, rather than considering the wider financial implications.

Remember the note left by Liam Byrne, chief secretary to the Treasury under Gordon Brown, last time Labour lost power? "I'm afraid there is no money. Kind regards and good luck!" (see, for example, Why wasn't more (indeed anything) made of this during this election campaign?

Posted by Blue Witch on 9 June, 2017 at 10:28 AM