The people of Great Britain will go to the polls to select a new government. Polls seem to suggest that no single party would gain an overall majority. The last time the Conservatives won an overall majority was in 1992.
The British election like recent elections is influenced by the role the city of London and finance capital plays in the economy. For those who benefit from the city life is good but for ordinary people in the south east of England the cost of living can be high. The Conservatives are now mainly an English party. The Scottish and Welsh nationalists position themselves as to the left of labour. These parties especially the SNP are growing at the expense of labour. The SNP could become the party of Scotland.
This election will tell us who the next government will be. The SNP and UKIP if they are successful might determine if the UK could split up or if they leave the EU. It seems to me that the UKIP appeal is mainly an English tory European sceptic vote. This election is interesting in itself. The result of this election might have effects on Ireland in relation to What type of vote the SNP and UKIP will get.
John O Brien.