That's a bit harsh. Joining a political party with the aim of winning power may result in winning power. Then you're going to have to compromise your virtue down the pub to defend difficult decisions. Much better to have Boris Johnson and Theresa May forge the country's destiny.Malcolm Armsteen wrote:Thought so.
So either join and work or fuck off.
Some canvassers may flatter themselves as to what their gut is telling them but it's just basic maths if you are canvassing large enough samples. Solid Labour, Tory or marginal you generally get the same feedback as to whether Ed Miliband is a wally or Corbyn is useless. You can of course ignore your findings and put it down to a Portland PR Blairite conspiracy to have replaced all householders with obedient replicants.visage wrote:What is it about canvassing that gives people the right to comment on the travails of the Labour party?
You canvass to listen that's why it's called canvassing. And yes you do reserve contempt for online encounters when you are dismissed as venal and corrupt for expressing opinions forged by what party volunteers have found out about Corbyn's popularity on the doorsteps.visage wrote: Do you feel similar contempt to them, as you nod understandingly and beg for their vote?
Or do you reserve that for online encounters?
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