OK, so it wasn’t the result I was hoping for.
And the prospect of Theresa May teaming up with the DUP just to stay in power is abhorrent.
But, on a positive note, there were some good outcomes!
1 – Theresa May’s arrogance was proven to be misplaced
Yeah, technically she won, but realistically not so much. She expected a landslide and it didn’t happen. So up yours Theresa!
2 – 72% of young people (18-25) turned out to vote
Go young people! This number is up massively on past elections, and gives me hope for the future. Young people need to be engaged in politics in order to make a difference.
3 – UKIP now have no seats, and party leader Paul Nuttall has resigned.
There’s no place for a party like UKIP in a constitutional and progressive country. Just do one. Goodbye – close the door on your way out.
4 – Diane Abbott retained her seat by an overwhelming majority
75% of the voters in her constituency voted for her, in spite of the bullying by the press and suggestions that she’s politically unfit to be shadow Home Secretary.
4 – Jeremy Corbyn was totally vindicated
Despite the media’s best effort to undermine him, Theresa May’s insults, backstabbing within his own party and people calling him a clown with no political clout, he’s proven that he is liked, he is supported, and he is the catalyst for change that’s so very needed. It’s just a shame that so many people blindly voted for other parties without realising what they were voting for (and against)
Let’s see what happens next.
Thanks, as always, for reading! x