This election is lost and along with it goes my hope of things improving in this country. Livingstone was my political hero and demonstration that Left politics can be good, efficient and electorally successful. That has now gone and along with it my interest in politics. I know I shouldn't be so downbeat - but it is how I feel at the moment. Livingstone was the best politician of his generation but in the end it wasn't enough to beat the Tory press lies. This is a sad day for democracy, how this country yearns for a free press and a press that tells the truth as a rule rather than as an exception.How can this be a bad day for democracy, you mong? We've just had a fair election. You lost.
Saturday, 3 May 2008
Oh I do love a bit of shadenfreude. This bit of heart-wringing, from Brighton Regency Labour Supporter, is almost beyond parody: