Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron is on his way to another term and almost certain majority in the Parliament, according to projections by the BBC.
Voters clobbered Labour, led by Ed Miliband, who can forget about continuing to lead the party considering the drubbing voters dealt him. Miliband is Jewish, at least in name, but pre-election polls showed that most Jews planned to vote for the Tories.
The health service, economy and immigration were the key issues in the election campaign.
Pro-Hamas George Galloway’s loss of his seat is another sign that Europeans are fed up with liberal immigration policies and a tolerance of radical Islam that has allowed Sharia law to be the last word in some areas.
Cameron is not yet claiming a Parliamentary majority, which the BBC projects.
The returns are good news for Israel. Cameron has been clear in his opposition to Hamas and support for Israel, although he supports “two states.”
Miliband said last year during Operation Protective Edge against Hamas that although Israel has a “right to defend itself against rocket attacks, I cannot explain, justify, or defend the horrifying deaths of hundreds of Palestinians, including children and innocent civilians. And as a party we oppose the further escalation of violence we have seen with Israel’s invasion of Gaza.”
Miliband bought the Palestinian Authority and Hamas propaganda hook, line and sinker.
Cameron, on the other hand, said last month:
What I’ve seen is the attacks that take place on Israel and the indiscriminate nature of them.….
I feel very strongly that this equivalence that sometimes people try to draw when these attacks take place is so completely wrong and unfair…..
Obviously we regret the loss of life wherever it takes place, but I do think there’s an important difference – as Prime Minister Netanyahu put it: Israel uses its weapons to defend its people and Hamas uses its people to defend its weapons.
Britain has never had a prime minister as pro-Israel as Cameron. Unlike other “pro-Zionist’ prime ministers such as Margaret Thatcher and even Winston Churchill, Cameron has done more than mouth off for Israel.
He also has been more aggressive than President Barack Obama in trying to use sanctions to force Iran into capitulation on its goal to produce a nuclear weapon that would be aimed at Israel.