Viciousness

Reminds me of 1983, taking vicious pleasure at the SDP candidates who lost and missing the fact that the Tories were in for another 5 years. So bye bye Vince, Julian, Esther and Simon. Sorry Mel & Katy. Sorry about the UK, don’t be poor, old or ill.

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Red Flag

Out and about campaigning for #VickyFoxcroft in New Cross. Good support, although one person spoke approvingly about the Tories social housing purchase bribe and one neighbourly argument between someone who wants to vote Labour but can’t stand the SNP and one TUSC supporter who hasn’t forgiven New Labour; both called themselves socialists, but then it’s Deptford … where the Red Flag was written. …

Harbinger

Electoral Calculus now agree with the pack, Tories biggest party, but call my neighbouring constituency, Bermondsey & Old Southwark for Labour, as well as Wirral West where Esther McVey, the Tory Bedroom Tax Minister is forecast to loose her seat. The also call Glenrothes for Labour where Mel Ward, a local party comrade is standing. …

Leftism

Labour and the Greens were out this morning, leafleting New Cross station; the Green leaflet is interesting, borrowing from the LibDems; “only the Greens can beat Labour” … not exactly an appeal to the Left, more likely an appeal to those Tories left in  Deptford. More evidence to the allegation that the Greens are just Tories on bikes! …

Hunt

You couldn’t make it up, back in 2013, I predicted that #JeremyHunt, the Secretary of State for Health would keep his seat #swsurrey unless a united front on a media, anti-corruption or save the NHS campaign stood, preferably with all party agreement. I thought it unlikely. However, today, the National Health Action Party is standing a strong candidate, and the 2010 second place party who won 31%, the LibDems, have had their candidate disqualified, but not removed from the ballot paper. 🙁  The NHAP seem to think this will help. …