Wednesday, 7 April 2010
SOCIETY: THE GENERAL ELECTION 2010
Oi! Wake up!
Don't worry, I won't keep you long.
I remember the good old days when a General Election signified a titanic battle of ideologies between the Capitalist Scum of the Conservative Party and the Slavering Union-dominated Commie Ideologues of Labour, the toffee-nosed public school educated squillionaires versus the ignorant slavering subhumans of the working classes with the deceitful shifty and shifting middle-class as the battleground.
Those were the days, when electioneering shook the heavens and brought down the gods themselves.
Those rapscallions of Labour are being very naughty wanting to increase National Insurance. So vote for the Conservatives instead and we won't increase it; well, not by very much, honest injun, and no our fingers aren't crossed. Vote for Dutiful Dave and not Grumpy Gordon. Please.
Thank god I'm spared at least one week of this excruciating bore of a campaign by being away in Lanzarote. I will, though, be voting of course. Conservative in the local elections -not because I want them in charge but because the ruling Labour council needs a decent opposition to keep them on their toes. Labour in the General Election because my conscience wouldn't let me do anything else; plus the new Labour candidate (my fave Chris Mullin is standing down) seems a decent choice -she's local with a history of being a union organiser for the GMB among things so that ticks my box and I'll tick hers.
Otherwise, wake me when it's all over.
Screw the little Englanders of UKIP
and fuck the BNP!