IN THE nine months since I started this blog, I may, inadvertently, have given the impression that I was attempting to provide some sort of objective analysis of the political situation in the UK.
This confusion probably arose due to the fact that, on some rare occasions, I have had nice things to say about some Conservative politicians and. even more rarely, expressed some reservations about government policy.
So it might be helpful to everyone if I just clarify something: this is a Labour Party-supporting blog. That does not mean that I post stuff at the behest of Labour HQ – I don’t (all the views expressed here are mine and if the Labour Party wishes to agree with any of them, that’s fine).
Nevertheless, I am a Labour Party member and have been for 24 years. I am a Labour MP. I want Labour to win, not only the next general election, but every general election we ever fight. I want to defeat the Conservative Party; more than that, I want to reduce the Conservative Party to an ineffectual rump because I think they deserve it. I will do anything and everything I can to help Labour win and help the Tories lose.
This isn’t supposed to be a “fair and impartial” political blog. It’s a Labour blog and my aim has always been to make it “a bit funny and quite interesting” That’s my mission statement.
So, once again: apologies if I gave you reason to believe otherwise.
UPDATE at 1.24 pm: I wouldn’t normally publish this kind of comment, because it’s is intentionally offensive to everyone who voted Labour at the last three elections, but I’m highlighting it so that visitors – including, I hope, journalists – will see for themselves what the Tory Party really think about those voters whose support it needs in order to win the next election. “Richard” has been a regular commenter since the very beginning of this blog, and I tend to publish his comments because I feel a bit sorry for him (the lad clearly has “issues”). Nevertheless, I guess this view isn’t a million miles away from the view of CCHQ:
Bizarrely there seem to be very few Labour supporters on this blog. Presumably they’re all too busy collecting their hard-earned benefit cheques to write in…
Beautiful people, beautiful sentiments.