I’m voting Labour and I urge everyone to do the same. As far as I can tell it’s not in the interest of most people to vote otherwise.
The Tory manifesto is a statement of poorly thought out ideas informed by a dogmatic ideology that puts profits before people, private interest before the public good.
Austerity is an ideologic strategy designed to make the poor pay off the debts of rich. The Labour manifesto, by contrast, feels optimistic. It aspires to the positive in us all, the sense of community, the desire to do good by the many, not just the few.
I have survived successive neoliberal governments both Labour and Conservative that have done nothing but keep me poor and in debt. The system is rigged to keep us all in our place. I know it has ever been thus, but it’s time for a change, a radical change. I am sick of these paternalistic parasites controlling us with lies.
This election, more than any other, has shown me how the mainstream media colludes with the vested interests, to drip feed a narrative of pessimistic division. Those people over there are to blame for your problems. Meanwhile I am free to go ahead bleed society dry like a spider feeding on an insect.
None of this is new. The difference this time, for the first time in my life, there is an actual alternative to the way things have been done since Thatcher. My fear is that most people will be blinded by the lies and vote against their own interests. My hope is that people with see through these lies, vote to do some good and vote Labour.