Thursday, 7 May 2015

Decision Day

Well, it's here. And I know most of my readers won't be voting Labour.

But....on the offchance that someone you know is voting Labour, please remind them that this will be what they are voting for:

Gender politics being thrown under the bus when there's a medieval death cult to pander to -
Harriet Harman has given a partial justification of a gender-segregated Labour election rally, saying it was “better than a men-only meeting” and it would have been “rude” to boycott it.
'Islamaphobia' to become a crime -
...if it becomes an offence in English law to experience and express fear of Islam, many more of us may be unable to tell the truth without becoming criminals.
And as a result of that, this sort of behaviour to become commonplace in the UK -
“It would take me much longer than I’ve got to explain biraderi politics in Bradford, clan-based politics, and people actually do deliver 20, 30, 50 votes. Through their extended families, what tends to happen is, the kind of head of the household, or the kind of head of the clan, makes a decision how they’ll vote. So if somebody, in I don’t know, Penge (South London) said I could deliver you 50 votes you would laugh. But here . . . it’s true. They deliver bundles of votes.”
And if they are OK with that as a consequence of what they no doubt see as Labour rewarding them with someone else's money, then that's fine. But they can't say they've not been warned.

Do I think Call Me Dave will necessarily be better placed to stem the tide? No, frankly. I'm with DumbJon on that score. It seems we have an unenviable task of deciding between a quick capitulation to the forces of progressivism, or a slower, longer drawn out one.

So I'm casting my vote accordingly. Good luck, everyone. I think this might well turn out to be one of the most important elections of the 21st century.

11 comments:

DJ said...

On the small mercies side, as Gerald Warner and his commentors point out, even leaving aside getting MPs elected, every vote for UKIP means they get more access to the legacy parties goodies, like taxpayer funding (the notorious 'short money'), access to broadcast media etc

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/05/06/forget-tactical-voting-the-strategic-vote-is-ukip/

As the saying goes, five years of Tory government, how's that being working out for you?

Furor Teutonicus said...

XX ...if it becomes an offence in English law to experience and express fear of Islam, XX

What is it with these wet pansy bloody commy green liberal shower and this “Fear” thing?
NO! We do NOT “fear” the bastards, we just do not want that kind of shite living amongst us, and dictating what WE should be doing, and HOW we should be running our lives, countries, families, laws, etc.
That is not “fear” that is hating a shower of vicious dictatorial bastards.

tolkein said...

Like the Tories and the Lib Dems, Labour is a coalition of interests. At present, unfortunately, the left progressives are in the ascendancy (a sub literate sub Marxist tendency), but it is quite easy to imagine that David not Ed had won the 2010 election for leadership. After all, 590 odd of the constituency parties voted for him and a majority of MPs etc. It was only the hard left Unison and Unite votes that won it for Ed. And the party manifesto and tone of the party and policies would have been quite different. I'd say a majority of the party are not leftist progressives. And Labour supporters are much more right wing! If Ed doesn't become PM, I think there will be a change of leader and direction. I'm not Tory and won't vote for them, but I think the coalition should have a second term. As a general principle, it's good for parties to have a couple of consecutive terms in office before they are thrown out by the voters. It gives the opposition time to change leadership and policies. And all governments should be thrown out after a while. It teaches them to pay attention to voters and prevents undue arrogance.

Anyway, vote early, vote often!

Lord T said...

I think the next election, providing this one isn't redone, will be the most important one.

Even dozy socilaists after the next 5 years of socialist rule, either under Labour or Conservatives will have been woken up.

8a7d44b2-c230-11e4-a501-b78fe07746c6 said...

I voted UKIP this time but in the event of a UKIP collapse I will switch back to Labour for next election.

The joy the Tories had out of trying to destory much of Northern England in the 1980's and succeeding in many places due to the miners strike means I cannot vote Conservative.

I still think the miners strike counts for such a lot in peoples minds when choosing Con/Lab....you either loved Arthur Scargill losing and the unions taking a kicking or you were sickened by it.

Rickie

Fahrenheit211 said...

Those of us who have had the misfortune of living in a Labour borough know how bad it can get and it encourages us to never, ever vote Labour again.

Michael said...

It's not much better living in a Tory one, Fahrenheit, as they are totally incompetent and commercially naive, in the extreme.

I would probably want to run over the Labour ones in your lot, more than the Conservative ones in our lot though!

MTG said...

If we sheep are slaves to Institutional and generalised corruption, it makes not a scrap of difference who holds the pistols in muggings where our pockets are emptied daily. A change to a system of honest transparency and integrity, is the nugget which would really inspire victims, sorry...voters, but it is not at hand.

"I think this might well turn out to be one of the most important elections of the 21st century."

Gosh. Miserly on the thinking then.

Anonymous said...

I was an ingenue from a third world country where in order to register to vote and then actually vote one had to present a barcoded identity document with photo and then have my left thumb and nail marked with indelible pen. UK has imported the third but unfortunately not their more sensible practices.

JuliaM said...

"...every vote for UKIP means they get more access to the legacy parties goodies..."

In a lot of areas, they are now the second party. That's pretty significant.

"What is it with these wet pansy bloody commy green liberal shower and this “Fear” thing?"

Coin a catchy name, see it spread...

" At present, unfortunately, the left progressives are in the ascendancy (a sub literate sub Marxist tendency), but it is quite easy to imagine that David not Ed had won the 2010 election for leadership. "

The resultant bunfight is going to be interesting...

*buys popcorn*

"The joy the Tories had out of trying to destory much of Northern England in the 1980's..."

*yawns*

Yeah, like market forces and cold hard reality had nothing to do with that..?

JuliaM said...

"...and it encourages us to never, ever vote Labour again."

I never, ever have! And I can't think I ever will.

"UK has imported the third but unfortunately not their more sensible practices."

Indeed! The Electoral Commission needs sorting out.