The analysts are saying that if voting patterns from Thurs are repeated at the next GE, we’re in for a hung parliament with either Labour or the Tories ending up as the biggest party with approx 280 seats.
While Labour are obviously in with the best shot at building a workable majority, the Lib Dems will obviously want a big price for entering into such a pact. All of which means Starmer may have to go cap (and offers of independence referendums) in hand to Scotland, Wales and NI.
Cue pre-election screams of “a vote for Labour is a vote for a coalition of chaos and the end of the Union” from Boris’ army of Bufton Tuftons in the Shires.
With the Tories rather disingenuously saying they expected to lose up to 800 seats, they’re spinning the 400-or so they actually did wave goodbye to on Thurs as something of a triumph.
Given that Labour do not seem to have made any strides forward outside London, it wasn’t that great a night for them either.
Making matters worse for them is the fact that, having spent the last three months reaming BoJo over Partygate, Starmer now has egg korma all over his face with the news that the Durham PoPo are investigating him.
One can only hope they use considerably more rigor than they did when looking into DC’s trip to Barnard Castle.