Wednesday 29 May 2024

Formal Warning

On Friday, Keir Starmer certainly lied about Diane Abbott. There is no way around that. Notice that she offended three ethnic groups in her original letter, for which she immediately apologised, but she had to do an online course about only one of them. Tell me again that there is no hierarchy of racism. Then look up Neil Coyle, of whom you would be forgiven for never having heard. And then tell me a third time. A Starmer Government is a terrifying prospect, but I have been predicting the fall of the Black Wall since he became Leader, which was long before he did this to the real, live, actual Diane Abbott.

When I tell you that there is going to be a hung Parliament, then you can take that to the bank. I spent the 2005 Parliament saying that it was psephologically impossible for the Heir to Blair's Conservative Party to win an overall majority. I predicted a hung Parliament on the day that the 2017 General Election was called, and I stuck to that, entirely alone, all the way up to the publication of the exit poll eight long weeks later. And on the day that Rishi Sunak became Prime Minister, I predicted that a General Election between him and Starmer would result in a hung Parliament.

The Workers Party of Britain is not contesting North Durham, so I am. Please contact, including if you might be able to help with, not to put too fine a point on it, money. But I will be on that ballot paper, come what may. At the time of writing, there is no Labour, Conservative, or Liberal Democrat candidate at North Durham. To strengthen families and communities by securing economic equality and international peace through the democratic political control of the means to those ends, including national and parliamentary sovereignty, we need to hold the balance of power. Owing nothing to either main party, we must be open to the better offer. There does, however, need to be a better offer. Not a lesser evil, which in any case the Labour Party is not. We have made a start.