The morning after is an exercise in itself, so let’s go through that.
My first reaction, the primary reaction, was to check comments on the blog which might need replying to or which were trapped in the bin.
And here was the first, from esteemed commenter Bill, whose stance is don’t vote, that’ll show ’em:
Our survey sez “No change a WIN for government” That definitely showed THEM.
The thinking behind that was that my urging people to vote to show displeasure has had no effect whatever and I for one am not averse to Bill’s view because all those wards with no alternative candidate resulted in spoiled ballot papers and interestingly – the MSM are free to report that in headlines. That really is the interesting story here.
Why? Well firstly, to get rid of May – the establishment appear to be thinking her job is done, time to move on to the next phase, but they need grounds at this upcoming combined constituency branch meeting. All such things need to be put on the analysis table, not just one view.
Did it have no effect at all, voting? Well, yes and no:
Local elections 2019: Theresa May HUMILIATED as Conservatives face Brexit BACKLASH. THERESA MAY’s Conservatives are haemorrhaging councillors as the Liberal Democrats and Independent candidates endured a spectacular night in the 2019 local elections.By CLIVE HAMMOND
Why was my first stop The Express? Because, despite the control of that rag changing from Brexit to anti-Brexit, the message of ‘May Out’ is the same, therefore it’s as reliable as any, i.e. not very much … yet it’s my first input this morning because one must start somewhere. [Naturally, one does not bother with the BBC, Guardian, , local rags, all taken over by Them long ago.]
Next stop is the Telegraph which still reflects some true things now and then behind the paywall which excludes most people:
Ok, that seems to confirm that it was worth voting but I’m more inclined to Bill’s view that it didn’t do much, that it left things just as they were in terms of control of our lives and doings. I’m certainly not averse to the Ranty/Bill stance in one sense but against that is cynicism over the ability of the populace to discern what is happening – you’d think you’d not need a weatherman to see which way the wind blows – but maybe you do in most people’s cases.
I’d say we have an impasse between the Bill view and the Roger Helmer view, i.e. to vote Brexit across the paper or not to turn up at all. Both have a legit case in my view, but ‘not voting’ can be interpreted however Them wish, whereas writing things across the paper, though it not be made public, does have an effect if enough people do it. An effect on GCHQ at least.
And that effect? Not in the least to change their ways, because they are on a mission from their god of destruction, but merely to allow Them to gauge the level of discontent, as Macron is doing in France and Maduro in Venezuela. They’re not going to get that in the least by stay-at-homes.
In the case of us, the disgruntled deplorables, in effect we have just negated each other. I voted Anne Marie because she was the sole alternative and I don’t know the numbers yet, as I’m still writing this at you early morning.
So, another vote comes up for the EU elections and what does that prove? The ‘don’t voters’ and ‘do voters’ are still locked on opposite sides of the argument – friends still but still locked on this question of ‘vote’ or ‘don’t vote’.
Then who knows if there is a GE after that, which is even more theatrical?
By the way, where would I have gone next this morning? Twitter of course, a mix of primary sources and reported, or secondary, sources.
After that? Maybe Breitbart but they’re always late, always behind the action – they’re more for later analysis, as we are here.
Trusted blogs would be my next move, to see if one of us lot have uncovered anything from around the traps.