If we didn’t know it before, that England was moving ever increasing rightward politically, we sure do now!
With all the results of the English Council elections still to come in later today, we know already from those that we have had, that UKIP has been running amok within the hen houses of all the main Westminster parties.
They have gained seats and/or taken votes off Labour,Conservatives and the woeful LibDems.
The polls had been predicting quite clearly that UKIP were going to do very well in the English European elections, what was not predicted was how much they were going to impact on the English Council elections, and Impacted on them, they surely have!
With one year to go until the next Westminster election, many would have expected Labour to be making huge gains in order to pose a credible challenge for Westminster. Instead we find that their vote share in England has fallen by between 12 and 15% from 2012.
They have taken Council seats, and the Tories have lost council seats, but nowhere near enough to make a difference to Labour in their efforts to be elected into government again next year.
The Lib Dem support has gone into melt down, and UKIP are riding high on the crest of a wave.
It was expected that UKIP would eat into the Tory vote, and they have, but what was not expected was that they would also be taking huge chunks of support away from Labour, but they have even been taking votes away from them in the Labour stronghold of the North of England.
When it comes to the Westminster election, I very much doubt that they will win many first past the post seats, but what they will do is make it an almost certainty that the UK will be heading for another coalition government with no overall party majority for anyone.
This in conjunction with the LibDem melt down increases the likelihood of a Tory/UKIP coalition. The Tories have already been making quiet noises to that effect.
The thought of such a coalition is frightening!
Whatever Better Together, or Project Fear have thrown at Scots to frighten us off Independence, pales into insignificance in comparison to what would happen for Scots if we said NO, and landed ourselves with that lot calling the shots over us! That is letting the monster loonies loose in the asylum!
Anything we have had to face and suffer under the ConLib coalition up till now is but a mere taste of what Scotland will find with a Cameron/Farage partnership lording it over us!
Thatcherism will be but a scary childrens tale next to the Nightmare in Downing street which will be unleashed.
The Yes campaign has sought to be positive and aspirational in its approach up till now, but with clear warning we have been given from these elections, we need to have a good shake to ourselves and face up to what are the real dangers of voting NO are, and the potential destruction and mayhem that a No vote might bring!
Wake up Scotland!!! And run for the hills!!!
Vote for your Independence.Say YES!