For a long time now I have found myself defending my membership of the Labour party while wondering what values of mine it defended any more. I didn’t leave the Labour party. It left me, and many others besides.*chuckles*
The joy of living in a free and democratic country is that you can work out what your fundamental ethics and values are and vote for someone who you feel represents them.Sure! And if enough people share your ethics and values, you get to vote them in. Like the Greens were voted in in Brighton.
Reckon they’ll hold on to that seat, Jack?
… it’s easier to launch personal attacks than political arguments, easier to insult and scaremonger than to reflect on why so many core and loyal voters are edging away uncomfortably. “Vote Green and you’ll get Tories!” they shriek at me. I voted Labour last year. I got Tories. There are no guarantees in a first-past-the-post system that we get the government that represents us.Maybe because there’s not enough people (yet) who are stupid enough to believe the Green catastrophe would be a good horse to back…