Sunday, 29 March 2015


Leaflets coming through our the doors from the main parties show how embarrassed they are at their collective sameness and cynicism.

Thinking of New Labour and the Tories (and the LibDems), you can’t help being reminded of the quote at the end of George Orwell’s “Animal Farm”.

Although the book's purpose was to satirise the Stalinist degeneration of the Soviet Union, the quote from it can also be read as a satire on the degeneration of British democracy - as epitomised by the almost indistinguishable establishment parties.

In modern form it might read -
“The people outside looked from Tory to Labour, and from Labour to Tory, and from Tory to Labour again; but already it was impossible to say which was which”.

The parties are embarrassed to draw attention to themselves. You may have read the reports about Tory leaflets coming through letter boxes which make no reference to the Tory Party!

Through doors in Sutton and Cheam have arrived what, at first sight, looks like some sort of local newspaper called the “Sutton Gazette”. In fact it’s a LibDem rag!

Another campaign theme of these parties is - “vote for us; to stop them!”

In Croydon Central, for example, some New Labour activists have approached us to suggest our TUSC candidate, April, stands down - on the grounds that voting New Labour is the best way to defeat the Tory MP.

But defeating Gavin Barwell with New Labour would simply change the label on the jar. The content would remain the same! To eliminate any doubt on that score, Ed Balls has said he would not reverse any of Osborne’s cuts in public services.

In Sutton and Cheam, we are repeatedly told by the tired old LibDems that only by voting for them shall we keep the Tories out. They seem not to have noticed that it is the Tory Party that they themselves put in power!

In Croydon North, New Labour Steve Reed will be praying that the loyalty of workers to the memory of Labour is not stretched beyond breaking point.

He will be hoping, for example, that none of his unemployed constituents, or those on low wages, has read the reports of his fellow “Labour” MP Rachel Reeves, who allegedly said (and we’ve not seen any denial) -
“We are not the party of people on benefits. We don’t want to be seen, and we’re not, the party to represent those who are out of work”!


Let’s clear out these appalling cynics. Vote TUSC!

Not only is TUSC the party FOR working people; it is also the party OF working people!

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