Come election day, forget the mainstream parties

What matters to you as you go to the ballot box?
What matters to you as you go to the ballot box?
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Recently, I read of a council in denial – Rotherham.

The shameful, sad case of a pensioner burning himself to death over an £800 debt, not of his own making, but due to government austerity cuts and the incompetence of his local authority. The inquest heard he was bounced around an electronic switchboard when he called for help.

All Labour cabinet on the council resigned as a result of the Rotherham sex abuse scandal. Who was responsible for this pensioner’s demise? Council or government? It’s your call come election day.

I have a Bream! Is it the establishment Barracudas or the U Kippers? For many decades, British politics has been one in and one in the wash. Tweedle Dum or Tweedle Dee, Labour or Conservative. Both have sold us down the river of despair. So come election day, forget the mainstream – go kipper without any greens, thank you. Isn’t free speech and democracy wonderful?

Bert Hardwick

Whalley