Monday, April 28, 2008

Oh to live in a totalitarian state...

So the London mayoral elections are upon us – for those in the London area – and I haven’t got a clue who to vote for but I know I must use my vote for good, and make it count...

Ken has been in charge and seems to be awight, but then I’ve only been here for eight months. Boris is a very likeable buffoon and quite funny and that could be fun or make us a laughing stock – more so! Brian Paddock actually has some good ideas (certain tube carriages with security guards after a certain time in the evening) and was in the MET for 30 years so probably knows a bit about the streets of London – but he’s with the Lib Dems so hasn’t a chance.

The BNP have been taking abuse from all sides for some time now which, while I couldn’t agree with their policies less, I find a bit poor as in a fair and democratic country, that we so pride ourselves on being, it doesn’t seem fair that the other parties can “gang up” on another because they don’t like what they stand for. It’s up to the other parties (Lib Dems, Cons or Labs) to make people not even have to think about the BNP because they are the far better option anyway.

Under questioning on an ITV show they all came across in measures good, bad, stupid, knowledgeable, clever and evasive on various subjects so that didn’t help me much either.

Really I have to be honest and say this video is the best part of the pre-election coverage I've seen.

2 comments:

geordie said...

"in a fair and democratic country, that we so pride ourselves on being, it doesn’t seem fair that the other parties can “gang up” on another because they don’t like what they stand for."

Surely that's precisely what democracy actually is?

Anyway Dan, have a look at Vote Match; it might help you decide.

Dan W said...

Well technically that's true, but the other parties should be able to form effective resistance to the BNP through their own policies etc rather than having to come together and try and 'out shout' one party together because they don't like them.

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