Brooker on New Labour

2 Mar

Charlton Brooker on our relationship with New Labour ::

Any abusive relationship tends to end with a long, slow phase of mounting disappointment followed by a sudden, irreversible snapping point. The descent to rock bottom may take years but when you get there, the force of impact still shocks, and it’s precisely this shock that gives you the strength to walk away. Take smoking, for instance. You can light up for years, hating yourself and the habit a little bit more with each accumulated puff, yet remain hopelessly locked in nicotine’s pointless embrace, until one day you find yourself scrabbling through the kitchen bin, picking potato peelings off a dog end because it’s 11pm and the shops are closed and GOD YOU NEED A FAG . . . when you catch sight of your sorry junkie-arsed reflection in the shiny bin lid and undergo an epiphany of self-disgust, vowing to quit there and then.

It’s hard to swallow, but Brooker is right. And as he continues to explain, we have no real other option. The Tories are even more of a shower. Do we really want to go back to those creeps?

I guess I should vote Lib Dem. But a Liberal government? It just isn’t gonna happen.

You better get used to a Prime Minister Cameron. *spits*

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4 Responses to “Brooker on New Labour”

  1. jennie.rigg@googlemail.com March 3, 2009 at 1:35 pm #

    You know, if everybody who said “I should vote Lib Dem, but there’s no point” actually DID…

  2. jennie.rigg@googlemail.com March 3, 2009 at 1:35 pm #

    You know, if everybody who said “I should vote Lib Dem, but there’s no point” actually DID…

  3. aaronsheath@gmail.com March 3, 2009 at 2:18 pm #

    I probably will be voting Lib Dem. That said our local Tory MP, Mr. Mercer, is a jolly good sort.

  4. aaronsheath@gmail.com March 3, 2009 at 2:18 pm #

    I probably will be voting Lib Dem. That said our local Tory MP, Mr. Mercer, is a jolly good sort.

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