The last word on the General Election

I know the world has moved on from the General Election but I feel everyone needs to read my thoughts, so here goes.

  • Firstly, why would you call an election and make it about personality when you don’t have any … erm… personality.
  • Hopefully this election has put to bed the idea that Lynton Crosby is some kind of genius. Thankfully the public saw through soundbite politics. It would appear the electorate weren’t prepared to put up with ‘strong and stable’ for 7 weeks.
  • Despite their best efforts it would appear the ability of papers like The Sun and The Daily Mail to influence the voters is on the wane.
  • The last point may in some ways have something to do with the increase in the youth vote, who don’t get their news from the traditional media.
  • And finally it was good to see the experts before the election telling us how it was going to go and then after the election tell us why these things didn’t happen. It’s almost like the political experts don’t really know what the electorate is going to do.

@anunknowncomic

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Why Tony Blair makes me feel like a teenager

Hola. Hope you are well.

People said we’d have a hung parliament. (spoiler alert) We don’t.

People said Jeremy Corbyn was only in theĀ  Labour leadership race to widen the debate, he’s currently leading that race.

Now people are saying he’s unelectable.

Who knows if Jeremy Corbyn can or can’t connect with the electorate? What we do know, is that Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall are struggling to connect with supporters of their own party.

It’s probably telling that whilst Corbyn has sparked excitement amongst young people, the ‘Anyone But Corbyn’ campaign is being led by politicians from the New Labour era.

Leading to odd situations, like Tony Blair predicting a Corbyn led Labour will split the party. That’s Tony Blair the most divisive figure in the party. Or Gordon Brown explaining what it takes for Labour to be electable. It’s just a shame he’s never had a chance to put these ideas into practice.

It’s not just Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, it seems like every day someoneĀ  from that era is telling Labour supporters not to vote for Jeremy Corbyn. They don’t seem as forthcoming when it comes to saying why we should vote for the other contenders.

I can’t help thinking that this approach, like a parent forbidding a teenager from doing something, is just making Corbyn appear that little bit more desirable.

Til next time, be nice to each other.

@anunknowncomic

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Aspiration and wealth creators

Hola. Hope you are well.

Since the election I’ve heard a number of senior Labour figures past and present, saying the party needed/needs to talk more about ‘aspiration’ and appeal to the ‘wealth creators’.

Firstly, since when have we been using the term wealth creators, for business people?

Secondly, the party that won the election {SPOILER ALERT} the Conservatives, ended their campaign by saying wouldn’t it be scary if Ed Miliband was the Prime Minister, with Nicola Sturgeon pulling the strings. That is hardly aspirational.

Should you wish to know what is in store for us politically in the next 5yrs listen to this episode of my radio show (below)

It includes a mention of Dappy from NDubz and how to correctly pronounce Chuka Umunna.

Til next time, be nice to each other.

@anunknowncomic