Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Greens and Blues

Listening to Darren Johnson, a spokesperson for the UK Green Party, on the radio this morning was a pretty depressing experience. He was talking about a possible complaint to the electoral commission because of the conservative party's new slogan - Vote Blue, Go Green. This would be, according to the Green party, confusing to voters.

Why is this depressing? Because it reveals that even a minor party like the Greens thinks voters are morons. Forget arguments about policies that matter. What's important is voting for a party not a policy. And because we are all so stupid we'll get confused and vote Tory thinking we're really voting for the Green party.

And then politicians wonder why the public feels alienated from politics...

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