THERE has been much talk in recent weeks of how the upcoming General Election is "all up in the air" and that no one really knows what is going to happen.

Despite this, the probable outcomes are all fairly simple to work out.

The real issue of the election is whether or not Boris Johnson and his Conservatives can get to the magic 326 number. The closer they are to this, the more chance they have of putting their Brexit deal through, whatever that entails.

The chances of a Labour majority government are, in the words of election boffin Sir John Curtice "As close to zero as to be effectively zero."

What this election is really about is whether or not the Conservatives will get the seats they need for a majority.

Forget a government of national unity or a minority Labour government propped up by the SNP, that won't happen. For a Labour government to be formed, a swing in votes unlike any other has to happen.

Not only does Jeremy Corbyn have to overturn 55 seats just to get on par with the Conservatives' 298.

Even if they do that, they are still 28 seats short of an overall majority.

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Simply put, that is not going to happen any time soon.

When you factor in how miniscule the chances of a Labour government are, the election really becomes very simple.

The Conservatives will either gain a majority enabling them to push through their Brexit deal, or they will be pushed down the path to a second referendum and all the uncertainty that would bring with it.

If the opposition parties want to stop the Conservatives' Brexit plans, they must realise that they are not likely to get anywhere near a majority on their own, and must work together to limit the chances of a Conservative majority government.

For Labour and the Liberal Democrats, slinging insults at one another achieves none of this.

Whatever happens in this election, the two paths for the country remain the same as they always were. It is either Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, or a second referendum.

For all the talk of this election being uncertain, come December 13 we will have our answer, one way or another, as to what happens next. Ultimately, just make sure you vote, whomever you want to vote for. Not voting means you definitely will not be heard.