A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Suddenly it all makes sense

A funny thing happened as we drove up the A10 through Stoke Newington today.

The Socialist Party (AKA Militant Tendency, AKA the Revolutionary Socialist League) had a street stall outside Stoke Newington Post Office.

And manning that street stall was the bloke who we spotted taking pictures of our house just after we moved in, pictures that a couple of hours later appeared on the "spoof Luke" blog (with text I gather from the nice chap who lives in Sandringham Road, Dalston, and attacked a disabled member of Hackney's planning committee with a walking stick when they voted in favour of a planning application he didn't like).

Which explains why I had had trouble pinning down the politics of the spoof site: clearly anti-Labour yet also anti-LD, anti-Tory, anti-Green and anti-SWP, but exhibiting a degree of knowledge of internal Labour matters that would only come from someone that had been in the Labour Party at some stage, and puzzlingly indulging in casual homophobia every so often (a trait only really known on the left from Militant, who charmingly used to state that being gay was a bourgeois deviation that would wither away after the revolution). I am only surprised they find my support for nuclear deterrence so awful, given their own history of support for the "workers' bomb".

Now it all makes sense. I've been cloned by the master exponents of political parasitism, the Millies. The glory days of controlling Liverpool City Council now being 20 years behind them, they get their kicks from sending up the websites of obscure Hackney councillors. I almost feel proud.

Keep up the good work comrades, I expect the blog you write gets more hits than you sell newspapers.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. That's one auto-rant. Bitter much?

8:05 pm, May 31, 2008

Blogger Merseymike said...

Oh, I think there's every reason to be bitter about the Millies. Their politics are an unappetising blend of statist economic socialism and sheer chauvinism.

No time for them at all. Culturally, they used to be as right wing as the BNP! The history of homophobia is no surprise.

8:14 pm, May 31, 2008

Blogger Quink said...

I walked past a heartbreakingly beautiful girl today, where Church St meets the High Street. It was all part of the world's injustice when I heard her say "I've just been to a Socialist Workers' Party jumble sale".

I thought I was hallucinating at the time, but your tale suggests not.

9:11 pm, May 31, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Luke is fully entitled to have a rant about this.

The fella was taking photos of his house! We are talking loony behaviour here.

Makes sense. As slightly amusing as I find the spoof site, it is obviously the work of a Grade A Weirdo. And activists in the Socialist Party would fit the bill, yes.

4:26 pm, June 03, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think anyone who posts a photo of your flat on their blog has got to be weird and creepy [or a hypocrit and a bigot!]

6:20 pm, June 05, 2008

Anonymous lord london fields lido said...

That'd be hypocrite and bigot then, wouldn't it.

The irony here is, Lukey, that you've missed the point that the genuine article is what has made you politically interesting. If you wanted to remain read (and frankly nobody reads you for the political insights ;o) then the perpetuation of your "rival" Akehurst was in your interest.

Back to the obscurity of self-agrandisement in sunny Chatham (it's behind Tesco by the way) for you then - just watch the web traffic drop. There'll be no more BBC invites either because nobody will be eagerly comparing corresponding posts any more and the only thing to keep people reading will be the sad spectacle of you fencing yourself into a corner.

8:03 pm, June 05, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I only come to your blog through the spoof. I've got no reason to read you now.

11:49 am, June 07, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Obscure Hackney councillors". You can say that again.

8:26 pm, June 08, 2008

Blogger Steve Platt said...

Is Luke real then?

10:20 pm, June 09, 2008


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