The voters of Rochester and Strood gave the out of touch, elitist political establishment a well deserved kick up the arse this week and in doing so kicked of a right kerfuffle among the leaders of the two main parties. Oh and I ought to mention they relagated the Lib Dems to a minor party, behind the Greens but still neck and neck with the Official Monster Raving Loony party.
Cammers tried to claim the UKIP victory was not as bad as it seemed. That’s true, it was worse. Not only did the Conservatives have a 10,000 majority at the last general election in 2010, UKIP did not even field a candidate.
Ed Miliband’s reaction was even worse, in an attempt at damage limitation following the disastrous tweet by former Shadow Attorney General Emily Thornberry who suggested all Rochester voters are ignorant, arse-crack-showing chavs who drape themselves in St. George’s Flag while driving white vans, Ed sacked the offending front bench elitist and tried to claim Labour were still the party of working people.
Its sort of true though, Labour has become the party of people working as lawyers, academics, university lecturers, media luvvies, social workers, fashion designers, all manner of tax eaters and all the other useless fuckers.
UK General Election, 2015: David Cameron Hugged A Hoodie but Nobody Wants To Hug A Tory.
So far, no matter what the political leaders do, the public are not responding to electioneering. The biggest losers from this disengagement with establishment politics are likely to be David Cameron’s Conservatives who ned a five point lead over Labour to be in with a chance. So are the polls being distorted by the UKIP effect or is something more significant going on?
What Would George Orwell Think Of The Screeching Left’s Horror At Plans To Shrink The State.
In part one of his classic social commentary, The Road To Wigan Pier, George Orwell wrote of the grinding poverty and appalling living conditions endured by people in industrial areas. The second part, which is more revevant to the 21st Century is a rant against the superiority of the upper class ‘Fabian’ socialists who have hijacked the Labour movement.
How To Help The Poor – A look at how mainstream politics talks of fairness but penalises poverty
All three mainstream parties in the May 2015 General Election are focusing, as they did last time, on fairness, equality and helping ‘the poor’. As their senior spokesmen piously pontificate there will be no trace of irony from either Conservative, Labour or Liberal Democrat while the spout such bollocks, even though they know their economic policies will penalise the poor.