figuring out British elections

I.  Scotland holds a vote on whether to secede from the United Kingdom.  With the whole of the British political establishment working overtime to defeat the measure, Scotland rejects the measure narrowly, arguing for a rocky future where dreams of nationhood are not likely to be appeased.

II.  After two years of holding steady leads in the poll, the Labour Party loses to the Incumbent Conservative Party, and David Cameron commences his second glorious term with an out-right majority.  His victory margin comes thanks to a pledge to a voting bloc of Euro-skeptic Isolationists to hold a referendum on leaving the EU, something he personally opposes but — that oughta appease them.

III.  With three credible candidates up for the leadership role,  the grassroots brings to power the fourth not credible candidate, Jeremy Corbyn — a back-bencher remnant of a long since discredited Far Left faction of the party, a crusty old figure who immediately becomes a laughing-stock on the national stage and appears headed to taking the party off the cliff.  Senior Party members try to step out of the way to be in position to pick up the pieces after the looming disaster.

IV.  The Brexit vote is held.  Cameron tries to rally a constituency that is not his own to come to the polls and stop the madness.  The Euro-skeptic isolationists narrowly win.

V.  Theresa May replaces the now disgraced Cameron, converting full force to a Brexit true believer.  Promising stability, she vows not to hold a new snap election to consolidate power.  After looking at the polls and with a few historic drubbings of Labour in local elections, she cynically reverses course.  Because what could go wrong when make a cynical political move in an anti-politician environment, and also throw up a proxy vote for a measure that passed by a slim majority?

VI.  Theresa May loses the Conservative Majority, and now has to turn to Northern Irish Nationalists to form a majority.  (Because what can possibly go wrong with that alliance?) After losing less badly than everyone else, Jeremey Corbyn is heralded as a genius — someone who during the course of a national campaign found his footing and who has galvanized a dormant section of the electorate — a man of steadfast conviction who has never wavered in the political winds.  Meantime, the Scottish Nationalist Party (proxy for independence) loses serious ground and Labour regains its footing there.

The one question I’m stuck on for that Youth Vote that rallied for Corbyn — and it’s fair to call it Socialism, which means — oh — metaphorically “splitting the pie up more evenly” — was under-represented in that Brexit vote, whose effect was to — if you will — decrease the size of that pie.  So — hm?

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