Monday, January 18, 2010

Politics what suits you and why I joined the Liberal Democrats

I have to say I got a little angry during December when one cheeky local Labour councillor had the front to complain that I didn’t state on my blog that I was a Liberal Democrat.

This coming from a man who doesn’t make it clear that he is in fact a professional politician paid for by the taxpayer to assist one of Labours few remain representatives in Europe.

Politics is as much a personal attribute, as choice of clothes or music, for me the dominate political parties in this country represent the following, Conservative serves self reliant, those who don’t mind working and those happy to ignore the less fortunate, Labour appeals to welfare dependant working people (who haven’t noticed Brown and Mandelson toadying to big business) and those in the public sector who are doing well at the expense of the rest of us, Liberal Democrats represent what’s right and fair for society irrespective of social class .

Me I’m independent opinionated, but shocked at the ease with which Labour has swung from an extreme socialist party to a soulless group of right wing sycophants example Blair’s unquestioning loyalty to Bush, Mandelson reluctance to back arbitration through ACAS during the postal workers dispute.

Anyhow now I’ve only recently re-joined the Liberal Party this doesn’t effect in anyway how I fell about local politics and or politicians Thanet is ruled by dinosaurs from the Conservatives who are just taking care of business and Labour who’ve long forgotten about what their party once stood for.

Why you might want consider becoming a Liberal Democrat, is summed up in the opening sentence of the party constitution preamble “The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which none shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

Incidentally the Labour chap who was so concerned about my party affiliations, was also the same bloke who despite representing, not the most prosperous ward, did not have a clue about the minimum wage rate, still that’s today’s Labour party more concerned with scalping the taxpayer for allowances and expenses than helping people.

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