Monday, 22 February 2010

A future fair for all

The campaign for the general election truth be told; started weeks ago. But this weekend, and what a weekend it has been, witnessed the stage-managed rally of New Labour in the City of Coventry. Gordon (typewriter) Brown cranked up and started the government’s election campaign, in its attempt to win a fourth term.

New Labours new slogan: A future fair for all.

Some slogan is that; and whom I wonder dreamt it up, like a wine taster in the act of sensory examination and evaluation of fine wine, swirl, sniff, sip and savor. I soon spat it out into the spittoon, a pint of mild tastes better, if its not that much cheaper these days under Labour, which reminds me of watching as a boy in the 1960s a news report of Harold Wilson arriving at an election rally held I think in Huddersfield when an egg was hurled at the great man but missed, and I remember the first thing he said from the speakers platform:

“It’s only under a Labour government that they can afford to throw eggs.”

Well talking about throwing wobblers, objects and mud. This has been the weekend for it. The gloves are off and the main contenders are squaring up to each other for the bear-knuckle fight to winning that much sought after and coveted prize of running capitalism in the UK for the next five years. And I would like to use this post to make a confession, yes that’s what I said a confession!

For years ordinary people around me have been telling me that politicians, that’s ‘mainstream’, and the, I really do know what’s good for you and the country politicos, "they are really all the same." Well they were right all the time, if this weekend’s shenanigans are anything to go by, mischievousness’s, reckless and malicious behaviour that causes discomfort or annoyance to others has been on display for all to see.

And how can we forget that this election campaign comes with the backdrop of the worst economic crises since the 1930s with all the hardship that it brings to working people, an unstable situation of extreme danger and difficulty for us all, and they the ruling class are behaving like this!
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