Thursday, May 03, 2007

Hate mail

It's election day, and the Daily Mail (I'm not going to link to them) stir the shit, as usual, by printing an "immigrant map of Britain". Typical of the paper that demonises asylum-seekers by equating them with illegal immigrants.

For a supposedly forward-thinking country, we have some distinctly old-skool politics kicking about. I only recently found out that in 1970 (1970!) the Conservative party had financial support for re-patriation of non-white immigrants in its manifesto. No wonder there's a lot of resentment to that party and it's legacy... And it's mind-boggling that the BNP can get 20% of the vote in some areas of England.

I suppose the moral if this post is that, whoever you vote or voted for today, vote for a party with a decent heart. Putting aside policy, a vote for Labour, Liberal Democrat, SNP, Green, or many of the minor parties, is a vote for the more pleasant side of politics.


Blogger Nev 360 said...

Good point. BNP only get 20% of the vote because 50% of the population don't bother to vote. Myself, regretfully, included.

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