Monday, 13 September 2010
dirty tricks in the High Court
the Telegraph has a story about the former immigration minister, Phil Woolas MP (good man in my opinion) who represents a very marginal Oldham seat and who just held on to it at the last election against a LibDem challenge. He appears to have intimated in his election strategy that his LibDem challenger is or was linked to "Islamic extremists" and that a vote for that person would strengthen those links, with the attendant effect on the community. His election team allegedly wanted to make the "white Sun-reading vote" motivated to come out and vote. I would say - what is wrong with that? Ignore that vote at your peril. And as for the claims about LibDem links with Islamic extremists, well I have no idea if they were ever even made, and if made if they were true, but I do say that it would not surprise me at all if they were true. Links to the more medieval wing of the south Asian community is a great temptation for both Labour and the LibDems. Most local parties honourably resist. But not all do. Mr Salter burned a book in the streets of Reading in the company of such people. And the LibDems, not having an ideology or a political philosophy to give them anchor, shift with the wind, and have no scruples about the company they keep, in my personal experience. A vote for the LibDems is not a vote for the nice people. And most of the party is as racist as the BNP. Phil Woolas is to give evidence today in the High Court. Sour grapes, Mr LibDem. Go away and stop bothering decent people now you have lost the election. Go and bomb a girls' school or something.