Theresa May’s gamble spectacularly backfires as she ends up with a hung Parliament and Boris waiting in the wings…

Wow. Politics continues to surprise us. What many thought would be a walkover for the Conservatives has ended up costing them their majority and putting May’s leadership on the line. What will happen next? Will May resign? Will Boris be the new leader of the Conservative Party? Will  Jeremy Corbyn become Prime Minister? Will there be a new election in the autumn? There is a lot of questions and not much answers. There will be much analysis over the next … Read more

Look over there…a view of the UK election from Ireland

I have never made a secret of the fact that I am no expert on politics outside of Ireland.  I watch elections in other countries in a disinterested fashion.  The systems are strange and I find it gives you an insight into just how bizarre politics can look when you are not involved.  The UK election is probably the most interesting one in my lifetime.  Up until now all I have ever seen is a strange and undemocratic voting system … Read more

Slugger Poll: Who do you think will be the next UK Prime Minister?

As the UK election campaign kicks off in earnest, will ‘Call me Dave’ keep his feet under the number 10 kitchen table, or will ‘Red Ed’ seize the reins of power? If there is a hung parliament which parties votes will decide the next PM? Vote below then let us know your thoughts in the comments. Who do you think will be the next UK Prime Minister? If there is a hung parliament who will be King Maker? This poll … Read more

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Sky News – General Election Polling. Shamelessly, borrowed from Update: Check out today’s press MackNo bio, some books worth reading – The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves – Matt Ridley . Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance -Nouriel Roubini, Stephen Mihm