10 February 2006
Liberal-Democrats stuff Labour in by-election
In spite of all their problems the Lib-Dems have managed to take the normally safe seat of Dunfermline and West Fife from Labour in a by-election. Turnout was down to just 60% when the seat was contested in last year's general election, and it seems to have fallen still further now.
Once again we have proof that working class people will not vote for the Labour Party that has been taken over by Blair and his cronies. The issue is not socialism now; the issue is having a party that reflects the basic values of the urban working class, a party that exists in opposition to the middle class values of the Conservatives.
Unless and until the Blairites are removed, then I predict that working class electoral participation will continue to fall, and that NewLab will lose the next election to the Tories: and a good thing too! Only in that way will the party be reminded about what it was set up to do.