Original article by Rachael Swindon
Well, that’s been quite a week and we have quite a week ahead.
On Thursday 6 May, elections will be held across England’s county councils, metropolitan boroughs, unitary authorities and district councils, as well as for the London Assembly.
Elections will also be held for police and crime commissioners in England and Wales, as well as for 13 directly-elected mayors in England – including in London.
We’ve seen refurbished flats, wallpaper, sleaze means sleaze and a growing suspicion that it might be getting closer to the time for an increasingly lackluster Johnson to foxtrot Oscar. But what about the terrifying prospect of his replacement. Murdoch minion Gove? Off-with-their-heads Patel? Part-human Raab? Why not just see if Rupert wants the job himself?
Awkward Keith, in his sharp suit, has been trudging around Hartlepool, dazzling the voters with his pint holding skills, Saudi Paul in tow, dreaming of his next visit to the House of Saud, so he can pucker up and kiss further Royal headchopping bottoms.
What a guy.
If you’re in Hartlepool, I would urge you to vote for the independent socialist candidate, Thelma Walker, who is backed by the Northern Independence Party.
When Starmer wasn’t in Hartlepool he found himself in John Lewis. What was meant to be a dig at Johnson’s flat refurbishment turned into a cheap political photo opportunity, widely ridiculed for generating the sort of cringe you would normally reserve for a naked selfie from Mark Francois.
Do we want to give the Tories Hartlepool? Of course not.
Will we campaign for or support Keir Starmer? LOL.
Here’s the thing. I have friends who have been out campaigning for Labour, including councillor candidates, and they have my full respect. They are still of the belief that it’s better to fight for change from within, and they have every right to do so. I am of the belief that handing over your membership fees to pay for Streeting’s chocolate hobnobs and Starmer’s lip gloss is a cardinal sin. You may as well give it to a needy charity, or join a political party that best serves your core beliefs, such as the Breakthrough Party, as I know many of my old Labour Left friends have done.
Even if you still plan to vote for Labour this Thursday, I fully respect your decision. At least you’re using your vote.
But for me, there are too many reasons NOT to vote for a Labour candidate on Thursday…..
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