What were they thinking?

I got a personal message today from Douglas Alexander, election supremo of the Labour party:

I want to take a moment to thank you for all your help and hard work in the run-up to yesterday’s elections, especially in the last hectic few weeks.
The successes we’re celebrating today are because of you — from door knocking to donating, and from speaking to our neighbours to speaking out online — it’s your efforts that have helped make the difference.

I replied:

I really do not know where you get the impression that I helped you. I’m someone who sent individual comment to Angela Eagle in a 38-degree action. What makes you think that I would want to support a party that can’t even identify supporters from people who have commented negatively about the party?

Truth is I don’t trust any party given the lies and deception and the infantile histrionics at Westminster, particularly a bug-eyed ‘Wallace’ with his attack dog ‘Bollocks’ or the alternative a bunch of posh-boy spivs with a penchant for cutting benefits whilst enriching friends.

Vote ‘NONE OF THE ABOVE’ and take me off your lists

Unsurprisingly I did not receive a reply.

Lies, damn lies and statistics ok

Iain Duncan Smith has again been found out using false statistics to justify disability benefit cuts: politics.co.uk

The staggering thing is that he “believes” he is right despite the evidence. A demagogue should not be in a position  of power over sick and needy people who would be prosecuted if they told lies.

Also see Jayne Linney’s blog on this subject and her petition which please sign.