Today Theresa May has called a general election. The Barnet Eye welcomes this move. It is a bold move and one that few expected. For many of us, it seems eminently sensible for Theresa May to seek a mandate for the Brexit negotiations. The Barnet Eye believes that good leaders are bold leaders. May has shown that she is not afraid to take risks. We do however believe that the country does not need a dose of hard right Tory dogma. As such, we will not be supporting the Conservative party. We desperately need a change of direction to brings fairer settlement for those at the margins.
Perhaps the biggest beneficiary of this poll is likely to be The Lib Dems. They have seen a massive resurgence following the Euro vote. In my constuency, Hendon, we have a hard right Brexiteer in Matthew Offord standing in a very pro remain seat. Labour held the seat until 2010, but were soundly trounced last time. Lib Dems were a distant third place. It will be fascinating to see what happens to Labour under Jeremy Corbyn. Whatever happens, we need a proper, functioning government and a proper opposition. They say a week is a long time in politics, What will the seven week campaign bring us. Another fascinating thing is UKIP. As they've achieved their purpose and we are leaving the EU, will they disappear?
Big Tory majority.
Lib Dem gains in pro remain areas 50ish seats
Labour reduced to core areas
SNP to maintain stranglehold on Scotland.
Greens to poll well
The Borough of Barnet to stay blue
What are your predictions?