It seems inconceivable that the Tories, with or without the LibDems, could even get elected dog-catcher in 2015, and yet look at the newspapers online and it’s all too clear that getting them back is perfectly possible, especially if Ed fails to unite the Left (I think he might have spent too long, now, playing the ToryLite game – I hope I’m wrong), and the vote is frittered away among the minor parties.
A left-wing vote for the Greens really is a vote for Cameron, or whoever replaces him by then – Boris? Never doubt that for a moment.
There’s a terrifying number of people online who seem to think voting Green genuinely is a viable option. It’s not. We do need to break the three-party (well, two plus whatever remains of the LibDem numpties after 2015, which is likely to be more than many expect), stranglehold on British politics, but this isn’t the time. The priority is getting the coalition out of the power they seized on a raft of lies and deception – effectively stealing the country. That can’t be allowed to happen twice – it should never have happened once.
When Wilson lost to Heath in the 60s, he lost because Labour, everybody said, were a shoo-in for victory, and the Left just stopped trying. That risk is here, now, and it’s just as real. Ed, buoyed up by a few good ideas – and let’s face it, they’re ideas that no party calling itself Labour could afford to ignore – might relax and stop trying.
He dare not do that.
He has to keep after them, and harry the Tories at every turn between now and 2015 – fracking, surely, is too big a target to ignore for a start. All the anti-fracking evidence he needs is available from the US. In a country that size it’s shaping up to be a major ecological disaster – it could destroy our small island.
Ed can win the election, even though he’s wasted a lot of time and angered a lot of Labour supporters – and lost some, I don’t doubt – but he has to try harder, and he can’t ever let up the pressure. Above all he has to stop jumping at shadows, build bridges with the unions, and shake off his ToryLite image, and if he has the will, it’s all doable.
If he fails, the sick and disabled, including the mentally ill, the unemployed, the simply poor and ill-educated, will have no future in this country much beyond internment for the sake of saving money, something I’ve covered at length over the past few years. Give Cameron and his sharp-suited Nazis a working majority and we are well and truly screwed. His Pogrom, with or without his leadership, will come to fruition.