Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Town Council Election

Whilst I am stepping down from the Town Council, 51 hopefuls are contesting for the 24 seats, twelve of them from the British National Party.

More analysis over at my political Blog, Morleygate.


Crushed by Ingsoc said...

Scary stuff.
What chance have they got, worst case scenario? Where should people vote to keep them out?

Delicolor said...

CBI, I think they have a fair chance of winning a couple of seats on the Town Council and could even win Morley South again for Leeds City Council.

I think the reality is that the sky hasn't fallen in since Chris Beverley was elected last year- no Nazi regalia shops have opened in Queen Street and no non-native Morleians have been the obvious victim of "Hate crimes" as a direct consequence.

I'm always of the view that people should vote for the candidate, not the party. On that basis, there are some people from all parties (and none) in Morley who wouldn't get my vote.

The real way of routing the unsavoury element, of course, is to get the voting strength up to representative levels in local elections.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I think that's scary, too, IG. Normally I would agree with you - vote for a good candidate, etc - but this is different.

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

They seem to be taking over Perry Barr in Birmigham and parts of Sandwell and Dudley.
It surprises me that this is happening so quietly.
Remember the fracas when the won one council election on the Isle of Dogs in he early nineties?
Now there are a score or more of them sitting in town halls across the UK.
It alarms me.

Delicolor said...

Welshcakes, I mean vote for the candidate and what they stand for, challenge their views etc.

If BNP make big gains in Morley then either people have held their noses and registered a protest vote- or they no longer believe the Hope NOT Hate spin any more and will get what they deserve.

(A lot of it is spin- their opponents are just as unpleasant).

I've said it before- the big three parties are morally bankrupt and most of the smaller ones aspire to the same approach with the siren-like wail of the corrupting influence of power.

The BNP superficially talk a lot of common sense on a lot of issues but at heart they are just socialist, authoritarian, xenophobic neo-fascists.

I don't think of them as racist per se' because it is a nonsense word these days and has become a thoughtless counter-accusation of the unthinking to anything they don't want to hear.

McPherson has a lot to answer for...

Delicolor said...

CBI, their success is based on people realising they have been let down big time by the Lib-Lab-Con-census:- on selling out to the EU, on pandering to criminals and wasters, on crippling our public services with wasteful PC non-jobs, on making so many people benefits dependent, by knackering our education system, by pissing money into the black hole of our laughing-stock health for all system, by taxing us until our pips are squeaking and then still snouting at the trough whilst attempting to "leave a legacy" at all levels.

It is enough to make you want to emigrate- except that all of the regular dream countries are suffering the same malaise.