Even going by some rather dodgy figures from The Daily Telegraph web site, I make it over 60 per cent of the voters did NOT want the Tories.* Thus any claim to the outcome acting as a "mandate" should be treated with the contempt it deserves.**
All day has been spent wandering around in a listless, hopeless, impotently angry state. To think, another 5 years of that smug git expression, the sense of self-entitlement & a set of policies which will surely see the dismantling of the BBC, the NHS & the welfare state to all intents & purposes. Then there's the universities & who knows about Europe ...
To make matters worse, I really couldn't say there was anything better on offer (but for the Greens) at least with a chance of real power.
& that's the mire of today's UK politics.
Or to put it another way:
Laughing all the way to the bank or queuing up at a food bank.
Which will it be?
* not forgetting the numbers who didn't even vote - no doubt comprising many who felt utterly disenchanted with what was on offer. How to vote "none of these" & be counted?
** similarly Cameron's linking of his constituency re-election with VE Day. Such presumption.