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Much has been written about melt downs and Labour and the Liberals being obliterated.
I'm cautious. OK, call me a pessimist and a glass half empty man, but I prefer to predict low and be pleasantly surprised, rather than the other way around.
Remember any more seats than we have at the moment will be a gain.
At present the SNP has 6 seats in the London parliament. To get 12 would represent a massive success. It would double the representation, and would be one more than they have ever had in London.
|Synchronisity in Anas's ward.|
All these people seem to have had the same thoughts, and written the same letter at the same time. Just how completley amazing is that?
Does he have magic powers?
I'm thinking somewhere between 30 and 35 seats may go SNP.
Any more than that and we are off the scale.
Whatever it is, if it isn't the 59 that some of the press has been predicting, the unionists will call it all a busted flush. Be ready for that and remember that on the day after the election, parties tend to, and have always tended to, big up what little success they have had.
|How well we remember, Dave.|
Just read it back now and weep for your wickedness.
How many seats do you think the SNP will get, realistically?
Of the potential losers, who do you most wish to lose their seat, and why?
Will it be Margaret Curran, for the vitriol she has spewed and for her dogged devotion to right-wing Jim, when only weeks before his election (she voted for him too) she was promising Glasgow Man a lurch to the left; to old Labour and socialism? (Like she remembered what that was!)
Will it be Jim himself?
The strangest possible choice to lead a party that is begging for a move to the left, is a neo-Liberal, anti-Muslim, white supremacist, enthusiast for war, and lieutenant of the odious Blair.
Why did they elect him?
Failure to win his seat would be the ultimate humiliation for the party. Not particularly likely to happen as I'm sure they will have put massive resources into the seat, and will have taken every possible measure to ensure that Jim is back with a decent majority.
Or maybe it will be Cathy. Her record certainly suggests that she is pretty solidly anti Scotland having any powers. Interestingly in a year when most public servants had no pay rise or a pay rise of 1%, she appears to have given her husband a rise of 100%. Nice work if you can get it... and keep it.
There's a raft of obnoxious Labour MPs who seem to have achieved almost nothing for some of the poorest people in Britain, and Western Europe. Amazingly Willie Bain, the worst of them, is almost guaranteed his seat.
Just as well, what else could he do?
Remember though, whoever it is you want rid of, THIS is what we are up against. For all their protestations that they want us to stay, there is a strong feeling that we are not welcome in their union.
Who can put up a strong fight for Scotland? Maggie Curran, Cathy Jamieson, Anas Sarwar?
Of course we shouldn't forget the Liberals, although heaven knows, it's easy to do just that. They seem to have adapted remarkably quickly to being Tories. The obvious choice is high flyer Danny Alexander. You may remember that he's not a REAL Tory, just an honorary one. Alternatively, there is the all but useless Scottish Secretary whose involvement in l'affaire francaise has still not been explained?
Anyway, your thoughts, if you have time on what I know will be a busy day, will be much welcomed.
Fingers crossed. Good luck in all your constituencies.