The Sun Says….
“I don’t want him running my country and I don’t want him deciding who the prime minister is,” says former Sun editor Kelvin McKenzie, of Nick Clegg.
Well, that’s lovely. The Sun loved Blair all the time he was bombing people, then switched to Cameron, because Murdoch felt the Real Tories hold little brief for the BBC, which is certainly true. David Yelland, previously editor of your soaraway Sun, wrote this piece in the Guardian this week about why the Lib Dems would be bad for Murdoch. What’s bad for Murdoch is good for the UK.
One celebrity endorsement today made me sad. Billy Bragg came out for the Lib Dems. It made me sad because, to me, this shows to what extent the New Party have ditched everything they once believed in. Here’s Billy singing in support of the Miners’ Strike, from 1985. Can anybody remember when the New Party last supported striking workers against the bosses?
Some truth there, my friend…
So; if there are no tribal reasons for voting New Labour; and if they’ve launched two illegal wars, attacked civil liberties and fucked the economy, what ARE the reasons for voting for them? Just to ‘keep the Tories out?’ Isn’t that a tribal reaction?
Not neccessarily tribal it could just be good sense. Voting to elect a neo-thatcherite tory govt would be perverse unless of course that’s what you want.
It depends where you live and what you want; it sounds to me IPM if you are seeking revenge on the party that let you down after you voted for them against your better judgement in ’97.
>>I’m trying to argue that if we once had tribal reasons for voting Labour, they are no longer valid.<< At last! I agree with you completely Ian; the tribe's largely disbanded too
You’re lucky. You can vote Plaid…
Well, I can too, but not realistically. So it’s still Tweedle Dem for me…
Teweddle Dum, Tweedle Dee or Tweedle Dem?
BBC. And not tactically; he says he likes their manifesto.
Hating the Tories and liking New Labour is like being scared of spiders, but not cars. It’s a kind of race memory. Spiders look horrible, and when we were back in Africa they could also kill us. So we remain scared. But now they hardly kill anybody. Cars, however, kill about a million people a year. I’m trying to argue that if we once had tribal reasons for voting Labour, they are no longer valid.
‘Billy Bragg came out for the Lib Dems’ ?? Tactically only I assume – be interested to see your source for this.
This is quite informative