…live & direct from the Liberal Democrat Coffee Shop.
As a floating voter I wavered for a minute in the polling booth at 8.25 this morning. I knew who I wasn’t going to vote for: Conservative or UK-IP.
UK-IP did their job with Brexit. They have some good ideas, but also one or two mad ones. They’re irritating and divisive. I don’t trust them.
I couldn’t put my name to some of the things the Conservatives are doing, though I quite like Theresa May. She’s a good leader, and the best option for Brexit. I went off her recently a bit though, when she failed to sign that letter criticising Trump for backing out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. She also failed to back the London Mayor when Trump criticised him straight after the terrorist attack in Borough. She’s definitely not the Iron Lady.
The Liberals are going to raise income tax by 1p. This troubled me, but I expect the other parties will do the same. The Liberals are generally anti-Brexit. I’m just sick of hearing about Brexit, and have Brexit Fatigue. I don’t even care if there is a 2nd referendum and we shake hands and make up (I might even vote Remain). Do the Euros really hate us? Not sure. I think all our European friends needed to do before the referendum was put their hands on our shoulder and say “You’re all right, Great Britain, you’re my best mate, ever…” . Let’s move on…
Corbyn has some laudable ideas, but he needed a money tree to implement his policies. Dianne Abbot couldn’t tell us where the money was coming from and lost the plot when asked (get well soon, Dianne). I’d enjoy an hour or two with Corbyn and Dianne Abbot down the pub, but would I trust them to run the country? No. Maybe a future Labour government.
I also remembered Corbyn as my MP many years’ ago in Highbury. I remember his support for the IRA, and how he supported Arab terrorist groups, and allowed mad mullahs to sit in the street outside Finsbury Park Mosque and preach hate (I believe the instigator is now in prison in the USA, courtesy of Mrs May).
In the end I went for the LIberals. I know they won’t get in, but I’ve done my bit.