Thursday, 6 May 2010

Vote early. Vote often.

I imagine I was one of the first through the doors at my polling station this morning. And I anticipate a late night watching the results and analysis because I'm a sucker for that kind of thing. In reality though in  terms of election build-up never has so much been hyped about so little. 

Regardless of the outcome, whether it is a precarious minority government or a cobbled-together coalition, for most ordinary people it will be a case of gritting the teeth and tightening the belts in anticipation of an austerity programme that will unpick further whatever fabric of the welfare state is left in this post-Thatcher/Blair era.

Which is not to say that the result doesn't matter - the signal sent by a Tory victory would only boost the confidence of those sections of the ruling class who unashamedly want to put the boot into the most vulnerable in society and make them pay for the recession.

Which is why I would make a plea for anyone who is even slightly sympathetic to the views expressed in this blog to get out and vote for TUSC if you're lucky enough to live in one of the 40-odd constituencies with a TUSC candidate. If you're not, then for fuck's sake at least use your vote  to stop a Tory or a Fascist getting in.

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