Sometimes you can’t fit your thoughts into a 140 character message, so time for an actual post for a change. Not being a majorly political animal, this might seem like a strange post to jump in on, but I’ve always found it easier to look at politics from the outside – my overwhelming dearth of faith in Irish politicians also makes the goings on elsewhere more attractive.
I just watched Eddie Izzard’s tweeted video over at http://www2.labour.org.uk/eddie-izzard – as an Irishman I won’t be voting in the UK elections, but this might just have swayed me if I did. I think though, that the current Labour leadership is the very same one (with a few minor changes) that conned the British people into the war in Iraq.
A vote for Labour now is a vote for that same leadership – I don’t buy the story that it was all Tony Blair anymore than I would believe it was all Dubya and Cheney on the US side. Dump that leadership, start fresh, and then Labour would likely get my vote (depending on the local candidate of course), otherwise you are condoning what they did and asking for more.
Do I think the Tories are any better? No – but a significant defeat might be needed to knock some sense into Labour and get them back on the right track. Nice try Eddie, but maybe next time.
Now, back to work and studying for exams :/