Dear Readers of The Filter^
In the run up the election Anthony Evans has aked me to write something
contrary to his usual line.
If you are thinking of not voting Labour (or Lib dem, BUT ONLY where
that is the most effective anti-Tory vote in your constituency) just
consider that the people who would suffer most from a Tory win would not be
T Blair or anyone responsbile for the war. It would be the bottom 25% of
the population who have seen the biggest jump up in their living standards
ever under one government through direct redistribution. The top 10% have
had a 1% drop to pay for it - worth a lot of cash.
New Deal, Sure Start, tax credits, hospital and school improvement now
coming on stream would all stop within a short time. The poorest would
become the next collateral damage of this bad war.
So Vote Blair, Get Brown before long. Hold your nose and keep out the
worst: then join Make Votes Count to fight for proportional representation.
This election is too important to waste by spoiling your papers.
If you find it hard to do this, just email me and I'll send you your