The news is full of the impending SNP takeover of Wastemonster as if it will actually make any difference at all. They’re just as deranged as the main three, just as nannying and just as wasteful.
Caviar Woman and Oily Al are crowing about how their Spiteful Nannying Party will prop up a Labour government and pull all the strings in the background. Yet most of the seats they are likely to win, they will take from Labour.
Far from being a Labour majority with SNP support, the best that they can expect is to replace a Labour set of MPs with a Labour + SNP set. The total number won’t actually change very much.
SNP supporters don’t want a coalition with Labour. This should be obvious even to a politician, since the SNP supporters plan to oust Labour and replace them with SNP. They don’t want to then end up with a Labour government! They might as well go back to voting Labour in the first place. When they realise this, they might just do that.
A Labour/SNP coagulation would be even more tense than the current Tory/Lib Dem one. The infighting would be worth buying ringside tickets to see. They will both want to waste money but they will want to waste it in different ways. It would be… interesting.
The next election is going to be interesting too. The SNP will split Labour and UKIP will split them all. Could be pretty much the end of the Lib Dems. The Greens seem to think they will have a sniff at power – but I doubt it. They are too crazy even for Labour to work with.
I can’t see any way to predict the next election. I suspect it’s going to be a hell of a mess with no party having a clear majority. Either a rerun or a coagulation to follow, most likely.
UKIP and Tories won’t join up. The Tories have already said so. SNP and Labour might try but that’s just going to fall apart within a year. The SNP’s base support won’t like it and neither will Labour’s. Anti-Scottish feeling will escalate – people in England are already pissed off about having so many Scottish MPs. Imagine their reaction if an actual Scottish political party was to take control. An SNP/Labour coagulation will not get a friendly reception in England. It could do a lot of damage to Labour. I hope so.
The SNP plans for a takeover are based on fantasy. They will not team up with a strong Labour government because it’s the SNP themselves who are set to weaken Labour in Scotland. So they plan to wipe out Scottish Labour and then team up with what’s left? Not a good basis for a relationship, I’d say.
The next government could well be a collection of little bits of parties. All wanting to waste money in different ways. That is going to crash and burn in spectacular style.
It won’t be pretty but it could be fun to watch.