IN THE final days before the local election this year, whilst the Conservatives were too busy threatening members of the public with legal action through the media, Labour were turning up the gas on the residents of Queens Park in pursuit of electoral support.
Their hard-hitting ‘vote Labour or die’ campaign saw residents told that they had just 15 hours to save their homes, therefore their lives, and the only way this could be done would be to vote for Simon Blackburn and Gary Coleman.
Quite ironic, really, that less than 6 months after making these veiled threats, Labour are set to do exactly what they claimed the Tories would, and that is to knock down every single one of these homes.
The leaflet campaign was masterminded and promoted by a man named Ben Singleton, the campaign manager for Labour who posts on this site but told us that he wasn’t a member of the Labour Party. Ben has a degree in Politics from Lancaster and a masters in Trade Union Studies from Ruskin College, Oxford. Obviously this came in handy when coming up with ways to manipulate the people of Queens Park through aggressive propaganda.
Following the inevitable election win by Labour, a triumphant Singleton took to the internet to tell the socialist world of his achievement, penning an article titled ‘Lessons on how to beat the Tories’. It’s interesting to note that nowhere in this article does it say that putting a gun to the head of the residents is the best way of getting them to vote for you.
But this is what Labour do; they cultivate and maintain the lowest common denominator. Everything these people have is provided by the state, so like a pack of wolves hungry for political gains Labour reel out the same old rhetoric: if you don’t vote Labour, everything you’ve got in your life will be taken away so you better fucking vote for us. It’s the same hold that Labour have over public sector workers.
People are expendable though. Once they’ve voted, nobody cares about them any more. After receiving the votes of the Brunswick ward residents, within only 6 weeks Blackpool’s Labour council had gone back on their promises and were consulting on demolition. As we know all too well with this council, once they consult on something, it’s as good as a done deal already.
Some Labour supporters might point to the ballot which occurred at Queens Park and claim that the residents are in support of demolition, but on the Queens Park Residents Association’s own website they admit that the turnout for the ballot was so low that they don’t even have 20% of residents in support of this option.
Just goes to show, again, that Labour are not the Residents Party.