So, how did I vote?
Local Government : Elections
Well, I wrote World Socialism across the ballot paper. I wasn't really tempted by the Greens - if the Labour candidate had sounded a bit more left-wing I might have given him a shot.
I stopped in the street and asked him his views on the Metroline strike then current - he gave me some wishy washy flim flam about how of course they should be decently paid and it shouldn't have to come to this - i.e. he carefully walked the fine line between localist concerns about the effects of the strike on the community and wanting to be nice to strikers - pass the sick bag, Alice.
It will be interesting to see how high the turn out is in a by-election in a closely held council in a relatively affluent ward. I'll try and post the results tomorrow, if I can find them.
My only regret is missing a trick - the polling agents asked for by number, which I gave. I should, however, have refused to give it to the Lib-Dem woman, just to piss her off. petty, spiteful, juvenile, I know - but I hate the fucking Lib-Dems with all my black and twisted soul. I'll know for next-time.
Community campaigners, my hairy arse.