Alex Salmond, Scottish Prime Minister
In the elections for the Scottish Parliament, the SNP, led by Alex Salmond won the largest number of seats, ending the half century old Labour fiefdom.
Scotland not only has its own Parliament but has retained its own legal system since the Union of Parliaments in 1707 when Scotland merged with England, Wales and Ireland.
The SNP now have to decide what to do with their mandate because they do not have enough seats to take office without support from other Parties. These Parties are deterred from agreeing a coalition because they object to SNP intentions to hold a referendum on leaving the United Kingdom and the European Union.
Gordon Brown Scottish Prime Minister-in-waiting
Gordon Brown was the architect of the devolved Scottish Parliament which was intended to prevent the SNP from expanding and retaining Scotland as a Labour fiefdom. Brown is the big loser and has been keeping a very low profile since the elections. He still hopes to be crowned as Tony Blair’s successor as Prime Minister but the English have little appetite for a Scottish politician who has been rejected by the Scots as Prime Minister in Westminster.
Tony Blair, War Criminal-at-Large
Tony Blair is hoping to pass the mess that he and Brown have created firmly onto Brown and run for the money. It is claimed that he is hoping to leave politics for a highly lucrative book and speaking career that will make him a fortune. The only fly in the ointment is that British Law does not allow criminals to gain from their crimes. If he is prosecuted for a number of crimes in Britain this may allow the State to seize any money from book deals.
Dave (the-tosser-within) Cameron, Leader Blue Labour
David Cameron could be the big winner. Accused of trying to become a Blair clone and subverting the Conservative Party into a Blue Labour Party, Cameron has had a successful set of elections. The question is – has he achieved enough success to take power at the next General Election. If Brown takes over from Blair he is unlikely to seek a new mandate because he looks set for a thrashing by electors. That could give Cameron the time he needs to consolidate his latest successes and develop a lead that will give him a majority of seats in Westminster when the next General Election takes place.
Ming Campbell, Lib Dems
Campbell had a truly terrible set of elections. With the British mood set to punish the Blair regime, the ‘None-of-the-above’ Party is unlikely to prosper. Campbell is being blamed for the bad performance but the Lib Dem dilemma is – Who have they got who could replace him? and Does it really matter when the electorate want a clear change from the disasters of the Blair/Brown regime?
Still confused? After ten years of Britain’s Greatest Deforming Prime Minister, there is such a mess that everyone is confused and politics are so bizarre that they are beyond satire.