Thursday 12 December 2019

Waiting for the British election result

'When you win, everything you did was an act of genius and when you lose, everything you did was the work of a fool.' (Ed Miliband) 

So it will be with Boris and Corbyn after tonight. Nothing is inevitable until it happens but once it happens people think it inevitable. We need a philosopher to explain how causation works.

Now, with an hour to go before the British polls close and we know the result of the exit poll, I want to say that Boris let the country down by not getting Brexit through Parliament before calling his election. I think he could have done and he should have tried.

In 2015 and 2017 the exit poll results astonished everyone and turned out to be pretty accurate. What will they say this time?

It's a bit like the scenes with the witches in Macbeth.

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