I would be interested to hear people's thoughts on the current poll standings and the chances of different outcomes in the UK General Election 2010 on the basis of those.
The latest polls run at about CON-39% LAB-30% LIB-20 and the rest to small parties.
Best guess -
Cons small majority -60%
Lab small majority -20%
No overall majority -20%
I think this may have many parallels with 1992, in which Major was destined to fail, according to the polls, but an innate hatred of Kinnock put people off in the polling booth...
A more important question - what difference will we see whoever wins the election ? But sadly there's only one answer - very, very little.
None of them have got the b*lls to do what needs to be done to sort this country out e.g. get out of Europe, kick out the freeloading parasites who've swarmed in over the last decade or so, tell the Olympic committee where to shove their Games, (re)nationalise the railways & the water industry & the power industries & Royal Mail, stop changing the education system every few years, tell local authorities to pull their fingers out and start providing decent levels of service again ... the list is mind-boggingly long.
I should be on "Grumpy Old Men", shouldn't I ?
Oh, and the way, people didn't HATE Kinnock the Welsh Wind-bag, they reserved that emotion for Thatcher, but they didn't see him as a credible Prime Minister or his Shadow Cabinet as a credible Government. Major was very lucky in that respect as not many people would have voted Tory at that point had there been a better alternative, Basil Fawlty or Mr Bean for instance.
No, you wouldn't pass the first stage checks.
You have an interesting mix of political views - ranging from ultra-right BNP, through to socialist state control and stopping at authoritarian dictatorship on route.
I can't build a coherent word view out of that mix, and I'm amazed you can, but you obviously seem to manage it. It sounds like your ideal PM would be a cross between Hitler and Pol Pot.
The Conservative party will no doubt win the next election, and very likely will get a majority government. Gordon Brown is just too unpopular, and the Conservatives - after going through numerous leaders in the past 5-10 years - finally have a leader that the population finds electable and likable.
I think what will be interesting will be to watch the collapse of the Labour Party, as the Liberal Democrats have a good chance at becoming the official opposition.
I also think smaller parties such as the Green Party, UK Independence Party and British National Party will all gain seats.