Registered On: April 2, 2014
Don’t read too much into the Hartlepool result.
Johnson will make the rich richer and poor poorer while the poor keep on voting for him because he’s on their side regarding flags, statues, gunboats to defend the fishermen, immigration and Brexit, etc.
And, most press back him up because a Tory government suits their billionaire tax-exiled owners too, with shouty, bite-sized headlines and comforting lies about people being under threat from non-existent enemies (like 50,000 Turks/gypsies/dragons ready to invade the country), and then promise to protect them.
What’s not clear is, if you’re honest and decent, why would you vote for someone who is neither? Hence my comment about the Tories being finished. Maybe it’s too easy to over-estimate the gullibity and intelligence of the British public.
I like the Irving Welch quote – if you’re doing alright, use your vote to help those who aren’t; and if you aren’t use your vote to help yourself. Personally, I’ll do alright under the Tories, but I’d like others to do better too – the elderly disabled, those on low or no pay and so on. But voting for a bunch of crooks, cuckholds and cxxxx just won’t cut it!