On the whole this was as good a result as could reasonably have been expected. The only issue that really matters is immigration, or immvasion as I prefer to call it. Labour is till the party of the invader; and if it had been dependent on the SNP or Lib Dems, it would have been prodded even further to the left on this issue.
The election is really the tale of two nationalisms: anti-Scottish English nationalism inflamed by UKIP and the Conservatives; and Scottish nationalism by the SNP. This is all good. We need to inflame the nationalisms of all the historic European peoples. It's the only way we can survive. Scottish independence was probably inevitable even before, but it's even less evitable now. If the Conservatives really did want to maintain the United Kingdom intact, the nature of their campaign was criminally reckless gamble. Those kinds of passions can't be uncorked and bottled up again on demand. Many Conservatives want Scotland to get less money and the SNP want full fiscal autonomy, which amounts to the same thing. Real nationalists don't actually care about the economics. They just pretend to so they can win over those who aren't committed to the cause but might be persuaded to vote for it if they thought it was in their interests.
At the time of the referendum, I explained why I thought independence would be good for both Scotland and England, and my thinking on that hasn't changed. Chuka Ummuna, a half-negro Londoner with a Nigerian father, the "British Obama", is probably Labour's most capable performer. If he emerges as leader, it will intensify the disconnect between Scotland and England because, in his own person, he will embody both the alienisation of England and the Londonisation of Britain.
As for UKIP, although they won an impressive share of the vote, but only Douglas Carswell got a seat out of it. Farage was a fool to promise to resign if he failed to win in South Thanet. An insurgent party like UKIP has to have a "guerrilla fighter" mentality, not commit itself to pitched battles like a conventional army. Farage has left himself an open door for re-election as leader, promising to contemplate it during a summer out of politics. It remains to be seen whether UKIP can maintain its momentum without Farage, although Suzanne Evans and Stephen Woolfe seem like capable performers. Woolfe, currently UKIP's immigration spokesman, tends to couch his opposition to immigration exclusively in economic terms. The negro and Jewish ancestry he admitted to in a debate I heard perhaps influences his judgement on this. But the biggest danger is that Douglas Carswell could become leader. Carswell is one of the founders of the Conservative Friends of Turkey association, committed to offering Turkey EU membership and therefore giving 80 million Turks the right to colonise Europe. He is pro-Turkey and pro-immigration; his politics is essentially all about turning Britain into a mini-America, the so-called "nation of immigrants". If he becomes leader of UKIP, it is finished as an anti-immigration force and probably as a party since its support is driven by people concerned about immigration, not the EU.
Listening to the various post-result analyses that have been offered, Nick Clegg, in his resignation speech, seems to be the only one who has really picked up on what is happening. He rightly connects what is happening in Britain to the "politics of fear" and identity" that is flourishing around Europe. Clegg deserves credit for at least recognising what is happening, even if he is on the wrong side of the divide. What he fails to grasp is that the fear is justified. Europeans are right to fear being minoritised within their own countries just a few decades from now. They are right to fear a Muslim demographic that is doubling almost every decade. In this election, the number of brown MPs has leapt from 27 to 41. "This equates to 6.6 per cent of the House of Commons, compared to around 14 per cent in the population at large."
In my view, all of the big Socialist parties across Europe are destined for marginalisation. A generation from now, they will be reduced to the equivalent of the Lib Dems currently. They have embraced the alien at the expense of their own people. And they will not be forgiven for that. In the long run, ethno-nationalism always prevails. In France, we see the developments at an advanced stage. Working class people barely vote for the Socialist Party anymore. They realise it is now the party of the alien. They vote Front National instead. The same developments will occur all over Europe. So will the brown people salvage the Socialists? At first, they will get a boost in support from them. But once enough of their demographic armies have gathered, the brown people will start their own parties to advance their own ethnic interests. Some of these are already in place. The Socialist delusion that "People are all the same" will be the end of them. The question is: Will it be the end of us too?