Hello there. Hope you’re feeling well today.Well as the turbulent year (yes that’s my only prediction – not hard to work that one out) of 2019 is soon amongst us we are already seeing UK Labour people saying that the only alternative to continued Conservative rule is the Jeremy Corbyn led Labour administration.
A vote for any other party in a UK election they will say is a wasted vote.
The majority of Welsh MPs are from the Labour party. And yet Conservative governments for the United Kingdom are elected.
The majority of Scottish MPs are from the SNP. Hardly a friend of Conservatism. And yet Conservative governments for the United Kingdom are elected.
So let’s be clear here. A vote for Labour in the next Westminster election in Scotland or Wales is a wasted vote. That doesn’t mean it won’t happen. Particularly of course in Wales where Labour still cling on to people’s memories of it’s past and not it’s arrogantly incompetent present. I have written before that people in the next election might vote Labour because it’s the lesser of two evils.
But what this mess since the Brexit vote has revealed is that Westminster is in a nervous breakdown at the moment. I have never known a situation where the entire United Kingdom is in such a fragile state that the whole union , not just in Scotland, is under threat.
Labour, particularly a pro Brexit Labour that it currently is will not change that. A vote for Labour in the next Westminster election will be a wasted vote. A vote for Plaid Cymru or the SNP will not be a wasted vote. For people who vote for the nationalist parties know that independence is the ultimate goal. Nationalists know that whilst bedding in an independent nation will not be easy, and as I’ve said before mistakes will be made, there would be a purpose and indeed a true fairness that is lacking in Westminster rule.
So in this Disunited Kingdom it’s the Labour vote in Wales and Scotland that’s wasted. The Nationalist vote will be a pointer for the future.
Until the next time.