Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Reasons not to vote Labour, or Lib Dem #1 ("anti-Tory alliance")

Picture from here

Mr Brown effectively messes up the Lib Dem vote - because people might actually have been thinking about voting for Mr Clegg's party, thinking it might be a viable alternative to Labour but not shifting their politics as far away from their comfort zone as voting Conservative.

In the article Mr Brown claims to have some common ground with the Lib Dems - on voting reform - but that's it.

For the rest of the time he's practically pleading for votes. Here's what he says,
"If you want a referundum on the new politics, you have got to consider voting Labour. We are the only party commited to a referendum on the new politics, you have got to consider voting Labour: we are the only party committed to a referendum on it. You won't get one with the Tories."
And, of course, we all know that he took the electorate to the high court in order to avoid having a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty. The court ruled that keeping manifesto promises is unnecessary.

So, he makes a promise for a referendum and says we should vote for him - and his proposed alliance with the Lib Dems.

The curse of Jonah, indeed.

h/t Constantly Furious


Uncle Marvo said...

"We are the ONLY party that have been in power for the last 13 years and not only have we given you ZERO choice on ANYTHING, we have also lied about nearly everything we promised. No other party can claim this. Vote Labour!"

Mrs Rigby said...

Labour is refusing to talk openly about the last 13 years, they want to sweep them under the carpet, and some of the electorate are gullible enough to accept their weasel words.