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calendar   Saturday - May 09, 2015

Another MSM Unexpected Result

95 times out of 100 I see news items which make me want to write the UK off as dead and buried. Then something like this comes along and delivers two grains of hope.


Major Conservative Victory For Cameron And UK



Seats won in Parliament House of Commons - 636 out of 650:
Conservative: 322
Labour Party: 227
Scottish National: 56
Assorted commies, fascists, crazies, and nanny-staters: 31



But, but, but gosh, the exit polls said things were too close to call, and that Labour maybe could pull off a win??

British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Tory party scored a decisive victory over the opposing Labour Party, left far-left and far-right parties in the dust and defied pre-election polls with a resounding election triumph he called “the sweetest victory of all.”

Aided by the Scottish National Party’s rout of Labour in Scotland, Cameron and the Tories left opponents on the right and left in tatters. The Labour Party lost 24 seats in Parliament according to early returns, and party leader Ed Miliband resigned from his role. Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg resigned after acknowledging a “cruel and punishing defeat,” in which his left-of-center part suffered its worst-ever defeat - dropping from 57 seats to just 8. On the right, UK Independence Party Leader Nigel Farage, a thorn in Cameron’s side, failed to win a seat and resigned as party leader.

What what? Crivens, no seats for UKIP?  Or just new ones, as it appears that 14 seats either weren’t up for grabs or aren’t accounted for yet. I don’t know what that means, but I think it just might kill the “UK out of EU” movement? Or not - half the Torys want out as well I hear. This is all too confusing for a mere Yank, but seeing Labour get a well deserved beating looks pretty sweet.

The resounding victory left Cameron and his party with a slim majority in the 650-seat House of Commons, meaning he won’t need to form a coalition government and now has a mandate to implement the party’s full agenda of cutting government, entitlements and taxes. With 643 constituencies counted, the Conservatives had 326 seats to Labour’s 230.
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Cameron went to Buckingham Palace Friday to inform Queen Elizabeth II that he had enough support to form a government. It would be the first time the Conservatives had won a parliamentary majority since 1992. Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister to win re-election since Margaret Thatcher..
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“I think this is the sweetest victory of all,” Cameron said.

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