Friday, May 8, 2015

They rode the wave. The other side got cocky

Via Instapundit, a look at how the British elections turned out differently than expected.
In a sign of his turn of phrase, Labour got cocky - and then stunned when the results rolled in.
On economic matters at least, Britain – with the obvious exception of Scotland – remains a small-c conservative nation; conservatives just don’t like to shout about it. Leftists, on the other hand, wear their hearts on their sleeves, and their domination of the arts, academia and the media gives them influence out of all proportion to their numbers, and creates the illusion of a vast popular movement. And they believe their own hype – no wonder the left was in denial as events unfolded last night, with such luminaries as former Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock suggesting the British public were too stupid to know what’s good for them.

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