Archive for March, 2011
Earlier today hundreds of thousands of people gathered for a protest in London to condemn cuts to public sector services. Bizarrely, Labour leader Ed Milliband had the audacity to address the crowd like he was their saviour. He claimed that his party could painlessly solve the crippling national debt caused by excessively borrowing in the boom times and the bailing out of the banks … by his party.
If I was there listening to his speech, I’d be insulted. Fortunately I wasn’t. I’m still insulted though.
I haven’t forgotten!
The Labour party promoted electoral reform in their 1997 manifesto and then supported the issue again in an attempt to form a coalition with the Liberal Democrats in 2010. Labour party leader Ed Milliband has said that he will be campaigning for electoral reform.
Tonight, I am surprised to find out that Ipswich Labour party will not be actively supporting the Yes to AV campaign. A reliable source tells me that they have a golden opportunity to raise awareness of the shortcomings of the first past the post system, but they are choosing to sit back and do nothing.