Having cast my vote for the Green candidate earlier in the day, I decided to take a pre-midnight nap. Shortly after the stroke of twelve I switched on the television. I stared aghast as the BBC exit poll shown on the TV screen predicted a comfortable victory for the Tories. I soon learnt that many people did not believe it. A former LibDem leader, Paddy Ashdown, declared the exit poll to be nonsensical and promised to eat his hat in public if he was proved wrong. By 3 o'clock in the early hours it was obvious that the swing to the Conservatives was too sharp and LibDems were being slaughtered, in Scotland by Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish Nationalists and in England by the Conservatives. I had had enough and I decided to go back to bed. I do not know if Paddy Ashdown publicly ate his hat as he had promised to do!
With hindsight I can see with more clarity what had happened. Thanks to Blairite manoeuvrings, the differences between the Conservatives and New Labour had largely disappeared. The position in the UK had become similar to that of the USA, where the two major political parties, the Republicans and the Democrats, both enjoy the financial support of Wall Street and giant multinationals. With the departure of Blair there was an Old Labour backlash in the Labour Party which cast doubts on Ed Miliband's loyalty to the City of London and Big Business. The mainstream media, mostly owned by the super-rich/large conglomerates, and the perfidious BBC, began a process of disparagement against Labour. The spectre of a coalition government between Labour and Scottish Nationalists, who were presented as being interested only in Scottish independence with scant regard for the rest of the Union, was kept constantly before the English electorate. Brainwashed by this constant bombardment, the voters went out and cast their vote for the Conservative Party.
David Cameron's New Government
Sadly, there is little new about the new government. Cameron lost no time following his victory to re-confirm his closest cronies in their old posts. "The Witch" returns to the Home Office, "Mr Austerity" marches back as the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Israeli stooge Philip Hammond stays at the Foreign Office. So what is on the horizon?
* Expect stricter surveillance by the State as the "Snoopers' Charter" becomes law, and citizens' rights are watered down
* The sufferings of ordinary people will increase as the discredited austerity bites deeper and re-distributes wealth to the financial elite
* The US/NATO/Israeli adventurism abroad will continue to lay waste foreign countries and decimate their populations
The irony is that the electorate has willingly voted for this hellish scenario because it cannot escape from the conditioning, the brainwashing that hired journalists working for the media conglomerates constantly subject it to. Unless we grasp this basic truth and try to free our minds and our lives from such mental and spiritual oppression by discarding mainstream media in favour of independent/alternative media we shall remain entrapped in a fascist state.
LATER ADDITION (13 May 2015)
I published my post-mortem on the British General Election on 10 May. The following day Global Research published "UK Election Aftermath" which sets out in stark detail what to expect from the new government over the next 5 years. The full article is re-produced below.