The UK is being stalked by the Ghost of Celtic Independence
The astonishing info from current polls deserves attention
Scottish voting intentions for the May 2015 UK general election :
Lib Democrats 5.0%
Westminster Seat distribution
Liberal Democrats 23
Sinn Féin 5
Plaid Cymru 3
Result: A hung parliament with nationalist parties and greens holding the balance of power and a 50-50 split in NI.
What about the Republic of Ireland?
Irish voting intentions:
Sinn Féin 26%.
Fine Gael 22%
Fianna Fáil 20%
Dàil Seat distribution should such national support trends be replicated in an actual general election.:
Sinn Fein 44,
Fine Gael 43,
Fianna Fail 34,
Labour Party 2,
Independents and Others 35.
Result: Fine Gael, Labour, and Fianna Fáil – with their combined 49%, would find it difficult to form a Coalition Government, with Sinn Fein holding the balance of power
Bearing in mind that47% of voters want to see a new political party emerge, what kind of coalition can we expect with Sinn Fein holding the balance of power? What will be the impact on NI?