I’m tempted to stop reading leaflets now, a snow plough may well be needed to clear my porch for the next few days. My brief observations today is that all three main parties now seem to be deploying those annoying megaphone cars, the Conservatives seem to be winning the poster war in the shops and the Liberal Democrats have more on the streets (or at least near me they do). Very attractive addition to the gnomes those large orange squares on sticks.
So have they all annoyed me enough to vote for one of the long-shots?
I’ve had three communications from wildcards, Respect, UKIP and the Greens.
Respect have a beaming picture of George Galloway, sans-catsuit inviting me to vote for Salvinder Dhillon who says “No to war, no to privatisation and yes to public services”, and invites me to put “people before profits”. He also support better pay for postal workers, but only it would seem if they are a member of the CWU Union, which alarms me a little. What about non-unionised posties George, are they to expunged in the revolution?
UKIP candidate Dr. K. T. Rajan wants a referendum on the European Union, and doesn’t seem to like immigrants very much, who are apparently “the biggest problem facing Britain”. An interesting message to send to the multi-cultural residents of Southall. I suspect Dr. Rajan may not be taking this election too seriously.
The Green’s candidate Sarah Edwards wants to “work for social justice and a better environment”, this presumably to distinguish her from all the candidates campaigning for unfairness and raping the planet. It’s a dinky little leaflet on cheap paper, with some appealing points, but it’s a bit generic, nothing here that really suggests the candidate knows Southall.
So much to consider…