The by-election results give us all we need to know.
Sedgefield results: Phil Wilson (Lab) 12,528 (44.77%, -14.11%)
Greg Stone (LD) 5,572 (19.91%, +8.02%)
Graham Robb (C) 4,082 (14.59%, +0.19%)
Andrew Spence (BNP) 2,494 (8.91%)
Paul Gittins (Ind) 1,885 (6.74%)
Toby Horton (UKIP) 536 (1.92%, +0.36%)
Chris Haine (Green) 348 (1.24%)
Stephen Gash (Eng Dem) 177 (0.63%)
Tim Grainger (Ch P) 177 (0.63%)
Alan “Howling Laud” Hope (Loony) 129 (0.46%, +0.08%)
Norman Scarth (Anti-Crime) 34 (0.12%)
Lab majority 6,956 (24.86%)
11.06% swing Lab to Lib Dems
Ealing Southall results: Virendra Sharma (Lab) 15,188 (41.48%, -7.28%)
Nigel Bakhai (LD) 10,118 (27.63%, +3.19%)
Tony Lit (C) 8,230 (22.48%, +0.91%)
Sarah Edwards (Green) 1,135 (3.10%, -1.52%)
Salvinder Dhillon (Respect) 588 (1.61%)
Dr Kunnathur Rajan (UKIP) 285 (0.78%)
Yaqub Masih (Ch P) 280 (0.76%)
Jasdev Rai (Ind) 275 (0.75%)
John Cartwright (Loony) 188 (0.51%)
Sati Chaggar (Eng Dem) 152 (0.42%)
Gulbash Singh (Ind) 92 (0.25%)
Kuldeep Grewal (Ind) 87 (0.24%)
Lab maj 5,070 (13.85%)
5.24% swing Lab to Lib Dems
If there was ever any point in the Libertarian Alliance trying to capture the Conservative Party, there is none now; it has too few MPs to make a difference, most of its “members” are dead, and it has effectively no representation at all in much of my part of the world.
Voters this time seemed to think the Lib dems offer a more convincing way of having current Tory policies delivered than the Tories would themselves. And, moreover, STILL they put in a Labour MP. you’d think a child of six would by now understand that Labour hates everything about Britain, British culture and British history – in particular any and all English contributions to its Institutions – and wants it expunged, erazed utterly from the memory of Man.
Perhaps most people don’t care much about the sustained abolition of their country and their culture, which is what I’ve suspected for the past 15 years. Perhaps they are too busy, or too exhausted by recreational pursuits such as “reality TV”.
Perhaps it doesn’t matter that they don’t give a stuff, in the entire Fullness of Time. Our Finest Hour may indeed have come and gone. S**t happens, after all. If so, then we still have a grand historical record, to be utterly proud of, and which no other nation or civilisation on Earth can match, or perhaps ever will.
It does not mean to say they, these seemingly uncaring compatriots of ours, don’t share Libertarian values, if they knew what these were. The Tories have gone collectivist just like all the other saddos who can’t get proper jobs doing real stuff; their home-tragedy is that while wanting to be liberals at heart, they don’t know how to do the Marxism-crap like the real fascists and statists who have been practising it since being in nappies; so they not only seem to echo their enemies but they sound unconvincing with it.
To hell with the lot of them. There is a case for now founding a proper Libertarian Party in the UK, which is why I’m going for the £1,000 essay prize in memory of Chris Tame, and all you readers who agree with me ought to do so too.
Go to the LA’s home page (link above) and you’ll find an announcement on the front page.