Who truly believes that David Cameron will remain leader of the Conservative Party if he is ousted from his position of prime minister? Currently, the odds of him remaining are 50:50! Voters should bear this in mind when considering his frequently repeated claim to be the only party to guarantee a referendum on continued membership of the EU . . . after re-negotiation of course!
Then there is Nick Clegg. One might be tempted for a moment to say ‘poor old Nick Clegg’ but remember he is the author of his own misfortune; he decided to renege on his ‘pledge’ not to increase university tuition fees thus breaking the compact between him and his electors! In short, he was fraudulently elected and voters in Sheffield Hallam have not forgotten his transgression. At tis time of writing, William Hill has reported that the odds of Clegg retaining his seat have significantly diminished.
What of Ed Miliband? Recent political history suggests that if he does not ‘win’ May’s general election, he is extremely likely to be voted out of the leadership if he does not resign. Against his record of trailing far behind Cameron during the whole period of his Labour Party leadership, a failure for his party to become the largest party in the new parliament will surely lead to his political demise.
We should not overlook the UKIP leader, Nigel Farge, who seems unlikely to win his chosen Thanet South seat. Indeed, he has also stated his intention to relinquish the UKIP leadership in the event of this failure.
If the Greens fail to improve on their present parliamentary representation, what are the chances of ‘brain fade’ Natalie Bennett [sister of Gordon?] remaining leader?
To sum up: presently it seems that at least three of the leaders of the five ‘major’ unionist parties will be replaced after May’s general election and a fourth will be precariously positioned. It warms the cockles of yer heart, don’t it! Who says politics is boring!