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Friday, January 09, 2009

More twittering

More twittering from Stoke Newington Green by-election candidate Matt Hanley (https://twitter.com/MattHanley) who helpfully tells us where on the ideological spectrum the oh-so-leftwing Hackney Greens are going vote-hunting, posting yesterday:

"Out convassing [sic] again - starting to actually almost enjoy canvassing now - had my second Tory put up a Green poster last night."

This confirms the experience of Labour canvassers that alongside those Green voters who genuinely care about the environment or think they are backing a left alternative to Labour are a substantial number who are basically just very middle class people who hate the Labour Party and think the Greens are a convenient local vehicle for giving us a kicking, and would vote Tory if they lived in Notting Hill rather than Stoke Newington.

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Blogger Merseymike said...

But all parties have some tactical voters. And in order for your strategy to work, Labour has to attract the votes of people whose political instincts are conservative

10:55 am, January 09, 2009

Anonymous Nomos said...

Well, I'm a Conservative, and Labour's policy of throwing a thousand years' worth of freedoms down the toilet means I'd rather shave myself with a rusty hacksaw than vote for them.

I'd bet the National Front has nothing to match Jackboot Smith!

11:52 am, January 09, 2009

Anonymous Shambolic said...

What about this Hackney embarrassment though - where you are quoted?

1:12 pm, January 09, 2009

Anonymous Oxbridge Prat said...

"Anyone but Labour" is hardly a new voting strategy, and will become increasingly popular as the full impact of Gordon's moronic incompetence becomes clear.

3:01 pm, January 09, 2009

Blogger Left Lib said...

So by that logic you have no interest in winning over Tory voters to Labour, because if you do that means you are like them?
What a daft argument!

9:18 pm, January 09, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what about false consciousness?

Labour voters who vote for you without understanding that they are actually voting against their own interests.

That covers about 95% of the Labour vote right now.

What on earth does a black working class individual get out of voting for you in Hackney.

He's been given the worst education, the worst housing, a lousy health service, life-long unemployment, and worst off all, you turning up on his doorstep every now and then telling him what wonderful things you're doing.

I hope you were body armour when you go knocking.

12:31 pm, January 11, 2009


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