As we all wake up to hear the good news from the USA – a second term for Barack Obama and the Democrats- our Prime Minister must be feeling pretty downhearted. He would clearly have been hoping for a Republican victory to give him at least one friend! Yes – life must be getting pretty lonely for David Cameron and the ConDems. Across the world people are rejecting right wing policies and austerity measures which have caused hardship and stunted attempts for economies to come out of recession.
Times are hard in the US, just as they are here in Britain, but Obama’s appeal to all people to work together as one will help send a positive message across the globe about what we can achieve by working together to make society a better place for everyone. It’s commonly said that all politics in the US is right wing, yet everything I hear from Barack Obama shows that he truly is a democratic socialist who is committed to making America a better place rather than trying to dominate the world.
Cameron talks about us being ‘all in it together’ but nobody believes him and nobody is listening anymore because we all know that it’s not true and Cameron and his millionaire croneys have felt no pain at all since they plunged this country into a double dip recession (in spite of claims that they’d ‘sort the mess out’ our debt is now higher than it was when Labour left office).
Cameron might as well face it now – his days are numbered.
I love politics… something I never thought I’d say. Always thought that politics was something that other people did, the ones with politics degrees and who had nothing else to do with their lives.
I joined the Labour Party in January (shouldn’t really say that should I?! – but still it’s true) and it has made such a dramatic difference to me. My friends always ask me what is going on and last night when I was in the refectory at uni the lady who was serving me was quizzing me all about a hung parliament and what it meant.
Now, I love politics. For me, the reason I love politics is because it is about fighting for something that you believe in, standing up for what you think is right and having a voice to disagree with something you don’t. One of my friends said to me after complaining about a few things that she didn’t vote in the last election, my point to her was that you have a vote use it – join in and fix it instead of sitting at home or in the pub complaining!
So I have decided to tell as many people as possible to join the Labour Party and get involved. We need you! There has never been a better time to get involved and show your support!
This election campaign has been brilliant and as most of you will know we had a fantastic result in Blackburn. I had a man ask me at the count why Blackburn Labour Party are so good? My reply, it is all about teamwork and more importantly fighting for what we believe is right – fighting for the many not the few!
The next election I want you to be a part of it! So join https://secure2.labour.org.uk/join/ or if you’re unsure get in touch and I’ll be happy to have a chat with you – firstname.lastname@example.org