In response to Nick Wood’s Campaign Commentary: Can ‘Double Trouble’ swing it for the Tories? Politically__Incorrect wrote:
Any deal with the SNP will probably turn out to be a poison chalice for Red-Ed. Unlike the coalition in 2010, which at least started with enthusiasm and goodwill, it seems that Ed would enter into this shotgun wedding with great unease and discomfort from the start. The honeymoon will be short-lived as he finds himself increasingly manipulated and nagged. He could go down in history as more unpopular than TB (Tony Blair, not the disease). There is also the question about whether the marriage made in hell would last the whole 5 years. Would we see an early divorce on the grounds of incompatibility and find ourselves going into another election sooner than expected?
I don’t think DC is going to win back many of the “fruit cakes” and “swivel-eyed loons” that he scorned and alienated either. Those I know who defected to Ukip are certainly not minded to go back. Frankly, why should they? They are conservative. Cameron is not.