Thursday, May 04, 2006
Of course, one's primary motive in voting in the local elections should be to damage Gordon Brown. Logically, therefore, one should vote Labour to shore up Blair. Brown has, characteristically, launched his own helpful initiative on election day - here - to make things worse for poor dear Tony. Subtle, he isn't. At the last general election I voted Green on the basis that they were probably more right than anybody else. My old friend, Nige, voted Tory on the equally sound basis that his personal motto was "Back not forward" and his primary political principle was, "Always vote for the Jew." Being, technically Jewish myself, I was sympathetic. Politics is now more interesting than it has been for a while, but not inspiring. One feels like a ghoul, staring at the blood and mangled metal of a car crash. It does not put me in voting mode. Nice day though.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 8:54 am