- Rob Sewell
There is no calm in Britain—a feeling of anger, bitterness and disillusionment exists everywhere. While in Scotland it found an expression in support for the SNP, it found no outlet in England and Wales. It is true that the Greens picked up over a million votes, mainly from young people. Even the UKIP vote reflected a certain antiestablishment mood. In fact, the election result reflected an underlying dissatisfaction with all the traditional main parties.
The election result reveals the enormous political volatility and uncertainty in Britain. This is not unique to Britain, however, but is an international phenomenon. On a world scale we have entered an extremely turbulent period, with a buildup of contradictions at all levels. Sharp and sudden changes are now on the order of the day.