Sod it. I’ve more or less jumped on the Labour train. But I’m a realist. In my area, Labour have no hope of winning. Though boy I hope I’m wrong! I’ve just popped a fiver on the “North West Hampshire Constituency Party Winner – Labour, at 80/1”. Some might call it wishful thinking, some might call it wasteful, well, you’d be right. I suppose. But, hey ho, it makes it more interesting. If you want to get angry, check the odds in your area here.
I’ve always been a Brexiteer. I’ve gone from being “won over” to “wondering why”. I have been fundamentally put off by the Tories this time around. I’ve never seen a campaign so dismal. Until the very end: “Vote Conservative because Corbyn is an idiot…”, what a message… I’d call that playground politics, the kind that would usually get someone punched in the face.
Well, I’m not so sure he is. He might just be right you know. If you think about it, he’s in the top “few percent”. He’s done pretty well for himself, got himself a cushy job, kept it for a long time. He’s done things differently, and the establishment hate him. Actually, I would say, they fear him. Little bit strange, really, when a strong sneeze would make him stumble. He’s fairly frugal, and you can guarantee he’s been watching those around him flaunting their wealth for a long time. Maybe he’s right, maybe the rich can pay more? How will we know until we try?
The Tory philosophy seems to be to use the job to line your pockets. Look at Osborne, for instance. What a disgusting twat he is.
I agree with Corbyn on a number of things though. For example, it doesn’t make sense to turn public services into profits. The railway is a good example, Royal Mail, Water and so on. There is nothing left in Britain – except for the NHS, really, worth having. It’s all been sold! Why shouldn’t these services be owned by “the people”? They were in the past, and then they were given away? Easy money right? I have always found that confusing, and troubling. Asking the Chinese to build our Nuclear reactors? Selling off the national grid? Fox hunting? None of that makes any sense.
I know there isn’t a magic money tree, for people like you and me. Though, for the “political cronies”, the magic money tree pays £700,000 for a speech. So, I guess, there really is a magic money tree. I know I’m not supposed to like Jeremy Corbyn, and for that reason, I probably do. And if he doesn’t get in this time around, he’s asked a few big questions, and they need answers. Which is why, he should stay on as Labour Leader, even if he loses. He’s winning over people like me, but it’s probably a little too late, this time. But in post Brexit politics?
Let’s be honest, this time, Brexit remains the deciding issue, for the many, not the few. People, like me, are willing to vote for Theresa May to see it through. Though, can you remember Jeremy Corbyn on the Brexit trail? Nope, me neither. He’s been anti EU his entire life, and if is as honest, and upstanding, as he seems to think he is, there will be no backsliding. So Brexit will continue. Plus, there is an upside! If Jeremy Corbyn is our next Prime Minister, you can guarantee Nigel Farage will come back to front line politics. And who wouldn’t want that?
It’s nothing more than a protest vote really. The system is as corrupt as it is broken. Don’t forget to sign this: https://www.change.org/p/make-this-the-last-general-election-to-use-our-broken-voting-system
Shout out to Jonathon Bartley at the Greens – someone needs to talk to him about housing. The Greens should definitely drop the “moral crusade” and get back to being Green. A smaller population means less resources. If someone could let them know for me, that would be great. He’s been really good on the recent debates, I only wish I could agree with him some more.