Sunday, March 21, 2010

Another Vauxhall election blog

So that electors can be fully informed of the choice before them (and so they can see the difference between a real socialist and a Trotskyist reform-monger and would-be leader) here's the site of the candidate of the League for the Fifth International.

We were also out leafleting, for the local elections, yesterday but in the Stockwell Park area so didn't come across them (Oval is not one of the two wards we are contesting). Incindentally, if you take the wrong turning when you exit from the Oval tube station you end up in the nextdoor constituency of Bermondsey and Old Southwark.

Hope none of them did this and handed out their leaflets there as they are supposed to be telling people that side of Kennington Park Road to Vote Labour. In other words, their message to those living near the Oval tube would have been: if you live on one side of road Vote Labour, if you live on the other Don't Vote Labour. We'll try and get hold of one of their leaflets to see if this clears up the confusion.

1 comment:

Londonsocialist said...

Got one. Knowing the behaviour of Trotskyists, two of us, after distributing our leaflets in Larkhall ward, headed straight for the South Lambeth Estate and soon found one of their leaflets. It doesn't dissipate the confusion. A "Vauxhall resident" is quoted as saying "I'm voting anticapitalist because the main parties represent the rich". Another passage reads "The government gave £1 trillion of our money to the millionaire bankers . . . Labour, Tory and Lib Dems all backed this $1 trillion robbery" (their mistake in switching to dollars).
So, they still need to explain why they are urging people outside of Vauxhall and maybe 50 or so other safe Labour seats to vote for one of the parties that "represent the rich" and help "millionaire bankers".