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)

Friday, 14 May 2010


They really don't understand the results of last week's general election do they?

There's Mr Straw complaining about the English
so-called decent hard-working families
who didn't vote Labour. See, Mrs Duffy, it's all your fault Labour didn't win, it's your kind who let them down - at least according to Mr Straw.

Oh, and it's because you're English too. Mr Straw probably doesn't think much of the English - who turned their electoral map blue. They did it because they could see through the lies, they could see through the threats and they could see through the pleas to vote Lib Dem to keep the Tories out, and keep Labour in power.

What part of Conservative 36.1% Labour 29% Liberal Democrat 23% and 'others' 11.9% don't they understand?

Not coming first meant Labour lost. They did not win. They've tried to 'spin' the results to make themselves look good, but if they keep on digging they'll end up with the Aussies.

A free election is called democracy.

But, they don't like that either, not really - as commenter 'Planet me' over at Penny Red says
Democracy does not work
And PennyRed herself says
People won't be patronised or wheedled into behaving. The public are not going to behave. We won't allow it.
Yes Penny, and you'd probably like there to be a law to make sure, wouldn't you?

And that is probably the main reason why millions did not vote Labour a week ago, because they'd had enough of the rulemakers making rules to keep the electorate under control.

A free vote is called democracy - anything else is a dictatorship.

Read JonhWardinMedway making a similar point

And an excellent 'Open Letter to Labour Members' by Dizzy

And LegIron

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