You’ll forgive me if I come across politically nieve (Born in 72, appealed by “Star Wars” Ronald Raegan sic, 1982? I know what politics is and what it has been and I know where I stand politically)
The campaign to tell you who best to vote for, for remain. In 2017 a campaign like that told me to vote Labour…… ProblematicProblematic, Labour impossibly ambiguous, and as was suspected, we’d find out after the election, that the Labour leaders would busy themselves telling us how we’d voted and why, safe in the knowledge that their campaign “For the many”, couldn’t be denied, disregarded, because “The Many Did Not Vote For Them”.
So basic tenet was hatchet job by left wingers hoping to gain my vote, suggesting that Labour leaders could be swayed to come out as pro remain?
Secondly, (as I’ve made clear, I’m politically aware), in my area Labour are more likely to come third behind the Lib Dems.
OK, that felt good to get that off my chest.
So political tactics, making it easy for those of us less politically aware, who to vote for to remain…. See how uneasy this makes me, educate people about politics, there’s a big bit of reasoning around here that people were politically duped because so many people are not politically astute, because politics happens in Westminster, away from the people, sitting in the house of commons not giving a flying fig that J. D. Sports forced you out of your job by targeting you for security searches, the Tory haw haw too busy looking for big investors to care about how those big investors treat their employees.
Don’t preach and lecture at people about how they’re best to vote. Educate people about politics.
OK, let me lecture you now 😉.
Let us talk, The tories now have a negative “Majority” (It feels good to say that), but they want a general election, and if you buy into polling, the tories would still be the biggest party…. But what about political nouse…
Biggest news flash for me was 21 Tory mp’s being sacked, along with high profile tory resignations…
So, tories are going to field new candidates? Who are these people? Young or old?
Politics is a game, and knowing about our FPTP system can help give you an advantage.
It has been said, we don’t have a national General Election, rather we have lots of small local elections, we then add upp the wins and losses.
FPTP (First Past The Post) can make it seem like, the majority vote Conservative, that there’s little or no chance of shifting them, and there’s some truth to that, but truth can come in many forms, Truthfully elections are a lot closer than results would have you believe, less than a thousand votes can make the difference in many places (Please somebody more talented than me, less lazy than me look into these stats), Sometimes these are called “Swing seats”, seats where there’s a chance of change, but my experience tells me that there are more of them than anybody let’s on, this is due to party dominance, “The tories have a large cash chest for campaigns and therefore can outspend smaller parties, recently by 4 to 1 Tories v Lib Dems – Brecon and Radnorshire. So, we can be their campaign teams, we can retweet, we could post propaganda, we can set up Whisper farms, ie – sit four or more people in corner of pub and talk about how we think Miss. ABCDE is a great candidate.
We can also publish, who is standing where, exhaustive work, but so often, we get vote “Lady blah blah” for Lib Dems, but we don’t know who she is, why she was selected, get their profiles out there, in the public domain, doing the rounds, make a special supplement, Give People the Information they Need to make a well informed choice, to make a confident choice. Don’t leave it to the BBC, don’t leave it to the telegraph or the daily fail.
Now, target seats. Yep, it’s a war and there will be blood spilt and your local town might not be in the thick of it, your local Borough may not need targeting, may not be as important to target as some others (We use FPTP, I advocate using P.R, (Proportional Representation)).
Target big name tories, I love the taking on Boris Johnston story.
But we currently have open goals, where tories have resigned, remember we’re having many local elections and personalities count, bouy up candidates, support them in hustings, put a picture of their face in your window, offer a sticker alum in the shops of Remain mp’s, collect them all!
Take advantage where we can, the old gaurde are crumbling, well know local mp’s are resigning, we have opportunity to get in.
Now, go win that general election, 150 Lib Dem mp’s, 50 Green mp’s, stoic remain Labour mp’s, take us into an unholy coalition, make the coalition aim Proportional Representation. Do it! Do it now!