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Remember, remember, ...

...the fifth of November.
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot...

Somewhat fittingly, today at midnight Parliament will be dissolved for the upcoming general election. Because the last time the Tories called a snap election it went so well for them...

Currently Labour and Tories are both trying to out-crazy each other with manifestos and spending commitments, the Brexit Party seem quite happy to kamikaze out the Tories in their quest to rage quit the EU, and Lib Dems have gone all-in on remain. To add to the hilarity the SNP are pushing hard for IndyRef 2.0 while over in Northern Ireland it's all about making sure the opposition doesn't win.

My predictions? In England a four-way tie between Labour, the Tories, the Lib Dems, and the Brexit Party - how close a tie is up for grabs but I doubt any party will win a workable minority, let alone an outright majority. Oop North the SNP may well take Scotland again, over in Wales Plaid Cymru could do well, and for Northern Ireland let's not go there. This election's not going to magically solve Brexit... but to be honest, neither could the existing parliament as it's too divided over Brexit policy with too many people treating it like their own personal board game.
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