Jo Swinson might whine she was excluded from last night’s ITV Leaders Debate, in fact when is the yellow-tory leader of Liberal Democrats not whining about what the fuck ever reminiscent of Veruca Salt, but ITV did air a program featuring interviews with leaders from all the smaller parties of electoral significance about an hour after the debate between Corbyn & Johnson, so Jo Swinson got an opportunity to whine some more, anyways along with Swinson being interviewed so were Nigel Farage being as he’s the leader of the Brexit Party & Sian Berry co-leader of the Green Party & I guess should applaud ITV for appearing to give equal election coverage to both the Brexit Party & the Green Party because over on BBC1 at about the same time in the late evening guess which pompous racist twat got his own special half an hour edition of Question Time.
The Brexit Party have ZERO local councillors elected whereas the Green Party have 300 plus elected, the Brexit Party have ZERO Members of Parliament elected & GE2019 will result in them continuing to have ZERO Members of Parliament whereas the Green Party have one MP elected & GE2019 will at the very least have Caroline Lucas re-elected to parliament & who knows the Remain Alliance might pay dividends resulting in Caroline Lucas not being the only Green Party MP, but do you reckon either of the Green Party co-leaders Sian Berry or Jonathan Bartley will have their special half an hour edition of Question Time, I certainly haven’t heard the BBC planning to do so, but of course this is the BBC we are talking about who long ago jumped the shark when it comes to the direction they’re moving the Overton Window, this is the BBC who’ve given Nigel Farage the pompous racist twat a seat on the Question Time panel more times then any other politician over the past decade & then give a half an hour special edition anytime there’s a General Election whereas the leadership representative from the Green Party are lucky to get a 15 minute slot on a shared edition of Question Time with the leader of Plaid Cymru airing close to midnight on a Sunday night.
Its not I object to the BBC giving Nigel Farage a media platform
because he’s a pompous racist twat, yes I despise him for being a pompous
racist twat but what I’m specifically objecting to here is to the BBC giving Farage
& the Brexit Party get disproportionally far more of media platform then
the likes of the Green Party who are domestically more electorally successful.
Because the Liberal Democrats & The Green Party were the two parties who had the best local election results & because both parties have been the two parties who put the most effort into vigorously opposing Brexit, Remainers have drawn the conclusion that the local election results equal there being a ‘remain backlash’, I’m personally far more cautious in drawing the conclusion these local election results are a ‘remain backlash’, as often said one swallow does not a summer make & I’d wait until after May 23rd & we know the results of the European Parliamentary Elections to draw any conclusions as to whether there’s a definite change in attitude towards Brexit amongst the electorate.
Yes on the face of it, UKIP’s vote collapsing & the two parties who have been most ardent in opposing Brexit coming out on top with net seats gained at the local elections does seem as if there might be a change of attitude amongst the electorate towards Brexit, it’s certainly weird considering time & time again during the local elections campaign it was reported that canvassers from all parties were being met on the doorstep with hostility about Brexit not being delivered, however my explanation for the Lib Dems doing as well as they did is that this is a return to the Lib Dems being the electorate’s favourite protest vote.
Prior to the 2010 General Election the Liberal Democrats were always the electorate’s favourite protest vote, but in the aftermath of the 2010 General Election & the Lib Dems jumping into bed with the Tories, it was UKIP who emerged as the alternate protest vote whilst the Lib Dems were busy propping up David Cameron’s Tory government & losing their deposits at by-elections & having lousy local election results, I guess now enough time has passed since the end of the coalition government & peeps are now willing to vote Lib Dem again, even though I’d never vote Lib Dem ever again after betray the progressive vote back in 2010 & other local misdeeds, I’m actually glad that things seemed to have reverted back to how they use to be prior to the 2010 General Election, I mean I’d much prefer peeps voted for a party which is supposedly progressively slightly left of centre then vote UKIP who’ve I always thought had a far-right stench about them.
As for the Green Party doing well at these local elections, I think it’s a different reason as why the Lib Dems did well, it was a still a protest vote but a protest vote which has come as a consequence of the recent Extinction Rebellion protests in London pushing the issue of climate change up the political agenda.
Me thinks averting climate catastrophe is a far more important issue then fucking Brexit, yet the Tories by the admissions of their own ministers have been fiddling the figures on carbon reduction to make them look better then the real figures actually are, UKIP are so troglodyte they don’t think man made climate-change is a real thing, the Lib Dems say they want to take action to tackle climate-change but in my experience the Lib Dems perpetually say one thing & do another, as for Labour well there’s talk if they get back into government of reopening frigging coal mines (err what the fuck?!?!), so no wonder peeps might have been voting for the Green Party in larger numbers at these local elections, yes to truly make a difference in tackling climate change it takes multilateral action at an international level, but there’s plenty which can be done at a local level to improve the environment & I hope those Green Party councillors elected on Thursday can make a difference.