What just happened?
It must make some logic, in the twisted, bizarre form of logic that Parliamentary politics has taken over the last few years. So we have:
- A clear majority of the voters of Brecon and Radnorshire voting for pro-Brexit candidates, but splitting the vote to let in a rabid Remainiac;
- The Brexit Party’s intervention making it more likely that Parliament will cancel Brexit;
- MPs and candidates speaking most forcefully against a no-deal are preventing a deal, making it more likely that no deal will be reached;
- (And this after we have seen MPs telling the press that they have always voted against no-deal when their voting records show they have always voted against a deal);
Then we have:
- The LibDems, who or many years condemned UKIP as a one-issue party turning on the Conservatives as a one-issue party, when they themselves have become just that;
- Conservative MPs of a Remainer bent hoping to avoid a small economic bump from Brexit by risking putting into Downing Street a mad Marxist team who would make the Great Depression look like a picnic;
- Opposition MPs growing excited at the chance of toppling the Conservative government even in the knowledge that an election would most likely produce a thumping Conservative majority.
To some it may make sense, but to the average voter it tells a story of out-of-touch politicians producing exactly the frustration which caused the Brexit vote to be so emotional.