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Me, bloggery, and Tories being bad news for us all

08.08.08 | Comment?

As a relatively new blogger, I’ve not got used yet the idea of simply giving a link to another blog with a very brief comment.  It almost seems like cheating to me, because you should be commenting on that person’s blog rather than doing it as your own post. It’s all about ‘traffic’, you see.  I’m likely to remain a worthy commenter, rather than a ‘regarded’ blogger, and that’s fine by me.  No-one else is likely to notice.

Nevertheless, I think I will link to this one from Hopi Sen, simply because I think it’s a really excellent post which encapsulates much of the current debate about whether a Tory government after the general election would or would not be a disaster for this country.  I think it would, and my comment (August 8th, 3.23pm) on Hopi’s article reflects this.  

In linking to the blog, and in making the comment I do, I am effectively acknowledging that the political situation has changed.  Two years ago, I’d have had said that a Conservative government in 2010/11 would be very unlikely.  I’m not stupid (or at least not very stupid), and I can read as well as anyone the opinion polls and press reports which suggest that as thing stand the Tories may, as things stand, form the next government.  The point of Hopi’s article, and my comments, and the reason for much of the work he and I and others will undertake in the next year or two, is that this would be a bad thing, just as Tory control of West Lancashire District Council has been a bad thing around here.   Labour may be pretty unpopular right now, but that doesn’t mean we’re wrong about the Conservatives.

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