Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Make Your Vote Count...Vote For Real Change (GE2017 - Week 8)

Well, we're almost here...

Jeremy has led an inspiring campaign and drawn in the crowds wherever he speaks. 

But take nothing for granted.  Nothing will change if you don't vote!  People who don't vote can't blame anybody else when we see further decimation of our public services, our NHS, our schools, our community police, when inequality gets ever wider and workers' rights and disability benefits are stripped even more; when more people are hungry and homeless - a blight on any civilised society.

I don't want to watch the Exit Polls come in tomorrow night and see what I did in the general election 2015 - when pollsters over-estimated the Labour vote and neither do I don't want to wake up on Friday morning in deep despair to hear that Theresa May has a mandate or a landslide majority to deliver a hard Brexit and give us even more reasons to be miserable! I trust Jeremy Corbyn as an intelligent negotiator - someone who will put workers' rights, human rights, tariff-free access to the single market, security and environmental protection at the top of the agenda.

If you're in a marginal, vote tactically if you must, as long as it's for a progressive party.  Even a hung parliament will be an achievement and will scupper Theresa May's hand in government.  If you're in Scotland and a Unionist, Labour will give you the best of both worlds - anti-austerity while staying as part of the UK. 

So now it's over to you.  Make your vote count whatever the weather so we can all wake up to a hopeful and positive future for old and young on Friday morning, and put an end to the nightmare of austerity politics for good.


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