Matthew Steeples suggests last night’s European Election results leads to only one conclusion as to how we can move forward
Last night, the Conservative Party suffered its worst defeat since 1832. It was no wonder that Theresa May quit as Prime Minister in advance and given Labour’s equally poor showing, they can hardly crow either.
Hilariously Tommy Robinson lost his deposit (and then unsurprisingly threw a temper tantrum, stormed out and tried to blame the press), UKIP leader Gerrard Batten got deservingly turfed out in London, and both BoJo’s sister Rachel Johnson and veteran journalist Gavin Esler failed to get elected for Change (or whatever the party that couldn’t even come up with a logo was called). Worse still, and God help us all, ‘Doris Karloff’ (AKA Ann Widdecombe) will now be off on her broomstick to the European Parliament as an MEP for the shadily funded operation that is The Brexit Party Ltd.
The more serious implications of this bizarre and unexpected election, however, is, as Sky News’ Adam Boulton pointed out this morning on his All Out Politics show, if all the ‘Remain’ supporting parties votes and all the ‘Brexiteers’ were combined into two blocks, the result would be 53% in support of ‘Remain’ and 46% for ‘Leave.’
Our nation, thus, plainly remains as divided as ever, but with both the Tories and Labour seeing they would be trashed at a General Election, that is likely now off the cards. The only option to break this deadlock remains clear: We need a Second Referendum and we need it now.