If there were any other government in power at the moment I doubt I would be even considering it, but part of me does suspect that there are some in power that are slightly relieved that Covid struck when it did. Getting attention away from the shit show of Brexit is likely a positive for many. Plus, it feels like the media (particularly BBC, but even places like Channel 4 News and The Guardian) are almost afraid to do stories on it and I strongly suspect they have realised how much of a turn off for a lot of people the Brexit arguments are.
Then, once things have settled a little and GDP suffers a few percentage points, a few well known businesses close as well as the hundreds that are unknown, the buck can all be passed onto Covid and the damage all those nasty lockdowns have done. Other countries are recovering better than we are, you say? Nah, you can’t compare them with us and our uniquely British Britishness!
Then it will be a race as to whether Northern Ireland or Scotland will leave the UK first, with whichever one going first rapidly accelerating the second, with Wales probably getting a few ideas to follow. Tories will no doubt kick up a fuss that they are losing plebs to lord over, but will soon rub their hands with glee as they realise that they are left with lots of Little Englanders to worship them and they don’t have to worry about those rebellious Celts voting for other parties any more. The already slim possibilities of another party ever getting into power will slip away.
Maybe I’m being too pessimistic and something will finally crack to stop the utter shambles in government right now, but with such a strong majority and zero chance of them being ousted for another 4 years, I can’t see us being anything but fucked.
The only slight chance I feel we have is if all the left/centre parties join together and step candidates aside in places where they are likely to be third or lower at the next election, whilst running on a platform to reform our voting system.