This is an excellent, must-read article from the New Statesman. Check it out!
via In 2014, Labour and the Tories learned – for the first time – that they could both lose – New Statesman.
The article takes a hard-look at the game-changers in UK politics in 2014. MPs in the mainstream political parties, Conservatives, Labour and the Liberals are worried about their futures after the next election. Meanwhile, the Greens and UKIP have been gaining ground strongly. UKIP has shrewdly been taking traditional Labout voters to add Conservative voters which it had previously woed. Meanwhile, the anti-austerity platform of the Greens provides a serious alternative to Labour’s left-wing flank.
Personally, I feel that it is time for a radical shake-up of the UK political classes. The Coalition of the Conservatives and the Liberals has abandoned their traditional voters. We have witnessed a swing towards minorities, like gays.
Any thoughts on the UK’s political landscape in Dec. 2015?
The New Statesman is factually incorrect but Dr Alf is right to bring this exaggerated article to our attention.
It is not that the major parties will lose as much as the arithmetic favours a 3 or 4 party Coalition regardless of which major party has the most seats.
Secondly the leaders of both Labour and the Conservatives are going to be replaced after the election since they have demonstrated their respective qualities of uselessness with Milliband being the most useless of them all.
Liberal Democrats never a “major party” are likely to be wiped out by people like Natalie Bennett the robust Antipodean leader of the Green Party and Nick Clegg is destined to become an EU Commissioner