Thursday, May 05, 2005

Democracy *

I have no hesitation in going along to the polling station today and placing my vote for the Labour Party for two very simple reasons.
One, they are the best and most progressive party on offer, either to me locally or to the country as a whole (by country, I mean England, of course - I cannot speak for Wales, Scotland, or any other country for that matter).
Two, the organised working class is still with Labour and I do not presume to be superior to the trade union movement.
I have to say, though, that I have hardly been overly-enthused about the election and will not be whooping with joy when the result comes in.
At least I get to enjoy myself tonight when I take myself off to the Astoria to see The Dears.

* The magnificent Leonard Cohen


Blogger Lisa Rullsenberg said...

The Dears!

Excellent choice!

Have been widely encouraging friends to listen to the track 22:The Death of all the Romance, which I was most annoyed to not get on single when it was first released earlier in the year (I'm not going mad am I? I'm sure I had heard promotion of it as a single before this current round of promotional work).

4:14 pm  
Blogger Reidski said...

Shit, gig was cancelled at the last minute.

12:10 pm  
Blogger Lisa Rullsenberg said...

As father Jack could say "ARSE, FECK..."

What a shame. Hope you get another good gig soon to compensate.

How did the votes go in your constituency?

1:00 pm  
Blogger Reidski said...

Another whopping majority for Joan Ruddock of 11,811.
Generally a good election result all round: Labour form the government, with a reduced majority which should give the progressive elements more sway.
However, Gallowy won, which ruined my night. This man is one of the most self-serving, disgusting, hypocritical, manipulative politicians Britain has had the mispleasure to witness in recent years. Like his previous constituents in Glasgow Hillhead, the people of Bethnal Green & Bow will hardly get the chance to see much of him as he will no doubt carry on visiting the most reactionary regimes in the middle east over the next few years. Theocracy rules for this man.
There, rant over!

4:15 pm  
Blogger Jim said...

Oh come on you have to have a laugh at George. I know Respect are a bunch of loonies led by a loonie, but you can always count on him for a laugh as he does something magnificently crazy.

7:59 pm  
Blogger Reidski said...

No, Jim, nothing funny about stoking racial tensions in London's East End. I am fascinated to know what the Sikh community of Bethnal Green think of this islamic chauvanism that is gripping the constituency. From what I hear, attacks on non-muslims in the area are growing by the day.

9:21 pm  
Blogger Jim said...

You know fine well that wasn't what I was saying. Any politician in the limelight who admits to having an affair to a journalist before even being asked a question is a hoot in my book. I of course strongly disapprove of any religious zealotry and shit.

8:33 am  
Anonymous Messalina said...

I want to know what David Duff thinks about all this.

2:02 pm  
Blogger Reidski said...

Shut it.

5:49 pm  

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