Every time one of the ‘major’ parties does/says/announces something it usually just helps to remind me how out of touch they are. I received a letter from Nancy Platts today (Nancy is the Labour PPC for Brighton Pavilion), the basic jist of which was that if I voted Green I risked letting in the Tories (this fact was in big bold letters at the bottom of the page).
- The voting figures from the last General Election are ancient. A lot of water has passed under the bridge since then, including a set of European elections that at worst suggest that the Greens have made significant gains.
- No I wouldn’t support Labour’s plan to change the voting system. Why switch one flawed system with another? Do it properly and give us proportional representation where every single vote counts, or don’t bother at all.
- Would I prefer a Labour or Conservative government? Well, that’s like asking me if I’d rather be poked in the eye, or kicked in the nuts… I’m not that crazy about either option.
Bottom line, this letter did nothing to dissuade me from voting Green, in fact, in strengthened my resolve even more. Epic. Fail.