Adam Lovejoy writes from Manchester: As the comrades gather in the fine city of Manchester to beat their drum and tell everyone they are fit to govern Britain again, the question that raises its ugly head is this: who the hell supports Labour and how can it be that they supposedly enjoy a huge lead in the opinion polls? Are so many people in Britain so stupid that they can’t see through these left-wing weasels who have damaged the nation during their disastrous reign that was only made possible by the stupidity of the Tories and the vile propaganda campaign of the publicly funded BBC?
Some might say that the Tories have betrayed their supporters by siding with those left-wing marginals, the Liberal Democrats. And I won’t dispute that. I would even add that liberals have infiltrated the Tory party and have been damaging it from within, making life much more easier for Labour. But is that a reason to support a political party which had inflicted irreparable damage to the nation?
Why irreparable? Because Labour’s games with devolution have already allowed the opportunists from the Scottish National Party headed by that triple chinned chancer, Alex Salmond, to start pushing for Scottish independence. And how about the backdoor privatisation of the NHS that Tony Blair had conducted, giving private contractors massive deals that eventually saddled hospitals with huge debts? 24-hour drinking? Yep, that was Labour as well. Just as it was Labour’s idea to relax rules on advertising for gambling companies, abolishing grammar schools and imposing idiotic political correctness across the board that resulted in part in immigration getting totally out of control.
Did I mention that Labour let banks do whatever they pleased? I didn’t? OK then, I’ll say it: Labour let the banks do whatever they pleased.
Let’s be brutally honest about it: the only reason why Labour managed to cling to power for three long terms and avoided a meltdown in 2010 was because that powerful publicly funded left-wing propaganda machine, the BBC, was helping Blair & Co win elections; and then saved the party from vanishing from the political scene altogether at the last general election. Domestic news on BBC TV was and still is so biased in Labour’s favour that it has become embarrassing to watch it. Not to mention that during the whole of Labour’s rule satire and comedy on the BBC were targeted solely at the Conservative opposition, which is really weird considering that it is the government that the funny men should be keeping under pressure.
But coming back to Labour’s supposed lead in the polls. The latest survey puts the Tories ten per cent behind Labour. It would have been great if the pollsters provided us with names and addresses of the people they interviewed and their social background. (Because I personally think that most pollsters are lefties and simply invent ‘results’.) And then we could have seen who these elusive Labour supporters are and why they support Labour.
Because, let’s face it, people can’t really support Labour on the economy, considering that the party is still run by the very same people who screwed up Britain’s finances in the not so distant past. And it can’t be pretty much any other policy because Labour doesn’t have any. And if anyone is still angered by the revelations of Tory links with Rupert Murdoch and his media empire then they should recall how Tony Blair and his cronies were sucking up to News International. So there’s really no big difference between them on this one.
Any political party, even the fringe ones, would be better than Labour. The only hope is that many of the respondents in the latest polls said they support Labour as a joke. But if they were serious then God save Britain.