04 May, 2010

Conservatives Likely to Win in the UK

Thursday is the election over in the UK, and according to the Daily Telegraph its looking very good for the Tories:

With momentum building behind the Tories, party strategists believe Mr Cameron is “on the cusp” of being able to form a government by the weekend. The Conservatives are on course to seize at least 103 seats from Labour – 14 shy of the 117 needed to secure an overall majority, the poll shows.
-- The Daily Telegraph: David Cameron needs just 14 more seats

Labour has pretty much imploded, thanks in part to Gordon Brown's "bigoted woman" gaff from last week. What's more, the Labour faithful know it, and are already resigning themselves to the returns on Thursday. Even some of the Labour candidates are now trying to distance themselves from Gordon Brown's wretched record as Prime Minister.

The only bright spot for Labour and Liberal-Democrat supporters is that the Conservatives are only likely to capture a slim majority, not the huge one that Labour enjoyed for most of the last 13 years. There's even the chance that the Tories might fall just a handful of votes short of an outright majority, which would therefore necessitate a coalition government. However, that possibility is starting to look less likely, but is by no means out of the realm of possibility.

Guess we find out in a couple of days.

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