A modern parable…
Who knew an old previously unremarkable career politician could unite the far left behind him and polarise views so much.
It is now a hanging offence in many circles to critique St Jez of Islington. And let’s be honest he’s miles better than the other lot. But at the end of the day he’s a career politician. Far from being a renegade against the Westminster elite he is one of them.
Now he’s suffered some ridiculous smears the IRA one springs to mind, but between him and his london Mayor he’s socially cleansing london estates. Communities are being devasted in and around London. Gentrification is rife, fine if you fancy spending five pounds on a bowl of sugar puffs served by the obligatory bearded hipster. Great if you fancy a Lebanese Korean fusion latte, or want to spend a tenner on a bottle of craft beer. But frankly devasting for families on those estates, torn away, many from the only homes they ever had.
He’s taken some heat over trident. Well frankly good. Spending hundreds of billions renewing trident makes no sense in the first place, it makes marginally less sense if you say you’ll never use it. Here’s a thought just say you’ve renewed it and give the money to people using FOODBANKS.
But the real problem I have is anarchists… And I should know I’m one myself.
Suddenly a mildly socialist person turns up at the head of a party still effectively holding the centre ground. And suddenly everyone wants to vote st Jez.
If you don’t want to vote for the party aiming for 1000 extra prison officers and 1000 extra border guards you are in the government’s pocket.
I’d like a new option.
None of the above.
Without the support of a party in parliament st Jez is a paper man. Nothing will be achieved.
If you are a single issue voter then fine vote labour… If you oppose the Westminster elite… Don’t vote.
But don’t go around criticising people who refuse to endorse the political system.
They aren’t secret Tories.
They just don’t want to endorse a party of nuclear arms and social cleansing.
And after the election you’ll be standing shoulder to shoulder with them again whoever wins….