Defying nearly every pre-election poll, British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Conservative Party won a resounding victory in the parliamentary elections yesterday. This ensures his administration will consolidate power in the United Kingdom.
With nearly all the votes counted by early morning, Conservatives had clinched a virtual majority of the 650-seat legislative body. This delivered a massive electoral blow the Liberal Labour Party’s hopes of taking British government control.
Among the many insights gained in retrospect were indications that Britain’s voters lean in favor of independence from the European Union. Also, Scottish voters, who elected scores of pro-independence SNP members, still crave a fight for separation from England.
British voters also expressed concern over National debt, immigration, and the war on global terrorism. If these sentiments are a bellwether for the American presidential contest next year, Democrats have more than enough reason to be concerned.