Are Labour and Conservative ‘leaders’ both aiming for a hung Parliament?

Both Labour and Conservative conferences have been flaccid, dull and depressing – not just in delivery and format, but in drive.

Colliemum thinks that “Cameron and Miliband know that their only chance at governing next year is in a ConLab coalition.”

I agree. I believe LibLabCon are worried about UKIP gaining seats. The Tories, because their backbenchers would only countenance a coalition with UKIP – not the Lib Dems. Since the LibDems are likely to lose most of their seats (or a serious loss in their numbers), they are unlikely to be kingmakers.

So Lab and Con don’t have a potential coalition partner unless they team up with UKIP and teaming up with UKIP means their being unable to ram through EU legislation. That’s why I think Lab and Con are engineering a hung parliament – so that they can go into some kind of formal or informal coalition with each other on EU matters.

We’ve seen this happen on many occasions – the current government has relied upon Labour votes to ram bills through Parliament that the majority of Conservative MPs were very unhappy about.

Voting Labour makes you poorer

Another great illumating, well-researched article by Raheem Kassam – this time on why on Labour’s losing to UKIP and won’t be able to play the “racist” card worth reading.  It resulted in some succinct and accurate comments from readers.

Labour has represented all the poorest parts of the country for the best part of a century and as a reward they are still the poorest parts of the country.

… to which Kit replied:

Poorer, and ignored.

Yep. Surely, even die-hard Labour voters can begin to see through the lie?