Monday, July 12, 2010

Doing something about it

So it's official. I've joined the Labour Party. Since getting involved with various campaigns and issues in my teens I've been mostly apathetic with occasional ranting. At most elections in the last decade I've walked into the polling booth with a shortlist of 2 or 3 - I needed the pressure of actually standing with the sheet of paper and the short fat pencil to force me to make a decision.

It took the trauma of the 2010 election aftermath to clear the fog from my brain and make me realise that there really is only one way to vote in this country. I may not agree with everything Labour did in power and I may not agree with every policy the party has, but the best way to deal with that is to get involved and get my voice heard.

It's often said that if you don't get involved, you shouldn't be entitled to complain about stuff. So get ready for a lot more ranting from me in the future...