Monday, December 09, 2019

Irony of the election

I wrote an article about the prospects of the two major parties as we entered the final few days of the campaign which was published on Conservative Home at the weekend. You can read it here.

The title referred to the a possibility of a hung parliament in which Labour and the SNP are able to form a government, which I argued was still a real danger.

A tweet from ConHome advertising the article was enthusiastically welcomed by Corbynistas and Cybernats who did not appear to have read it.

If they actually had read it, they would have known that it was a warning against overconfidence and complacency, and about self-defeating expectations. Hence that by tweeting things like "a Labour government is coming" they wre enthusiastically flinging themselves into the same elephant trap which I had been warning Tories about!

The last words of the article are as follows:

"I want to end on a positive note. The nightmare of a hung parliament run by Jeremy Corbyn and the SNP is still a real possibility. But so is a Conservative majority. We have absolutely everything to play for."

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