TOM EATON: Small parties take stock on post election realities
The EFF has confirmed that it is, indeed, a government in waiting, and waiting, while it is now the end for Cope and the UDM
The last results are still trickling in like tears down the cheeks of a Cope voter, but here’s what we know.
1. Reader, do not scream, but it’s time to start considering the possibility that Twitter might not be an accurate predictor of voting trends. 2. About 20 ANC MPs are about to lose their seats. Accordingly, I’d like to send thoughts and prayers to the various corporate boards and engineering firms that are about to get saddled by one or more of these sloughed-off cadres. 3. The Freedom Front Plus has pulled off a stunning upset, and given how stunningly upsetting they have been until now, this is no small feat. It’s an important reminder that all you need to succeed in this world is ambition, hard work, historical revisionism, and a property-owning constituency that keeps being told it is going to lose its property. PODCAST: VF+ rips the rug out from under the DA 4. The DA has lost a sizeable chunk of voters to the FF+ and Good. If I were a DA spin doctor I’d sell this as a win: without a rancorous, time-consuming divorce, the DA has purged itself of more than 100,000 grumpy ultra-...