… I have no idea. And anyone who says they have is misleading you! But here are some useful parameters from Lord (John) Alderdice:
Despite almost no reporting from the BBC, the DUP will keep the Conservatives in Government (quite probably as a minority government, and not necessarily in the medium-term with TM as PM), but the DUP will never vote for a Corbyn-led Labour party and Sinn Fein are still highly unlikely to take their seats, so instead of needing the support of 326 MPs to hold on to power, the Conservatives need 322 MPs and with 10 MP’s the DUP can give them the numbers (albeit very tight [indeed it only requires the DUP not to vote against]). Corbyn is now in place for the foreseeable future, but does not have the numbers after this election, and there will be no Labour split – the Blairites have missed their chance. Sinn Fein will feel enormously encouraged by wiping out the SDLP at Westminster – thus strengthening the NI Peace Process while causing problems for the NI political process. The SNP/Scottish result will postpone for many years the prospect of another Scottish Referendum (the SNP have lost their chance (at this time) and their momentum, as did the Bloc Quebecois after their independence referendum during the Jean Chretien (Liberal) Government in Canada – close, but missed it, and then lost momentum. Meantime, Brexit will move ahead – the only party that stood firmly for Remain (the Lib Dems) made only marginal recovery from the 2015 catastrophe, and a new leader ought to be their next decision. More thoughts in a few days, but these are my ‘morning after’ musings.