Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Yellow At The Edges?

The people who are allowed an opinion despise the Liberal Democrats because of tuition fees, and they despise David Cameron because of Brexit. 

But those same people welcomed the Coalition in 2010, and they sang the Hallelujah Chorus in 2015 when, on a  manifesto commitment to hold the referendum, Cameron won an overall majority against "Red Ed", the "wrong brother" about whom they had been sulking throughout the previous five years.

And nobody who is permitted any kind of platform despises either the Lib Dems or David Cameron for the austerity programme and its hundreds of thousands of deaths, or for the Bedroom Tax, or for the war in Libya. A war against which only one Conservative MP, a Brexiteer, voted, and against which no Lib Dem MP voted, not a single one.

Over none of those issues were parliamentary proceedings disrupted in scenes reminiscent of the eve of the Civil War. Nor did anybody propose a General Strike in opposition to any of those policies. Another hung Parliament is coming, however, and we need our people to hold the balance of power in it. A new party is now in the process of registration. 

After nearly 30 years of suggestion, speculation, and even a sort of preparation, I will stand for Parliament here at North West Durham. The crowdfunding page is here, and buy the book here. Please email davidaslindsay@hotmail.com. Very many thanks.

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