The biggest losers were the pollsters, who got it totally wrong
Contrary to their predictions, the Tories got a safe majority, and Wildrose only got 17 seats, although that makes them the official opposition.
One of the possible reasons for the pollsters cock-up is interesting. They rely on “robocalls”. Personally, as soon as I hear a recorded message, I hang up without waiting to hear whether they are offering me credit, cut price double glazing, or want to know which way I’ll vote, and apparently I’m not unusual. But, not Wildrose voters apparently. I wonder why. Do you think it might have something to do with IQ?
When I lived in Staffordshire, I used to look forward to reading the correspondence from Mrs Biddulph, the local press spokewoman for UKIP, in the local press. The Biddulph Weltanschauung was great fun. She apparently believed that Christianity started in England, and that membership of the EU meant we were threatened by ungodly countries like Italy. I’ve really missed Mrs Biddulph since I moved here. Now I have great hopes of Wildrose to provide me with entertainment during my last two years in Canada. Without a majority, they are likely to be an undisciplined group of wackos, given the opportunity to voice their obsessions in prime time. Even though the “caucasian advantage” and the “gays will burn in hell — fact” candidates didn’t get elected, I’ve heard Wildrose leader Danielle Smith is not only a climate change sceptic, she doesn’t believe smoking causes cancer, so it’s an opposition led by the female equivalent of Christopher Brooker.
Amended 5.48 pm — eliminated typo.