It is terrifying to think that in a week's time
we could actually have a Tory government. And if you just read that and
thought 'nah, it couldn't happen' imagine exactly the same presumption in
millions of other voters; all thinking that it's safe to abstain or vote
against Labour this time.
There should, of course, be more to an election
campaign than just being negative about the Tories. That Charles Kennedy is
a waste of space as well.
But here are some important facts about the
Today's blame culture is all their fault.
When they abolish the Winter Fuel Allowance
and free TV licences, pensioners will be expected to burn their tellies
to keep warm.
Crime went up under the Tories (not
surprising when you look at all the senior Tories like Archer and Aitken
who ended up in prison).
When Michael Howard last faced a leadership
election he came fifth. There were five candidates.
Yes when they last had the chance to vote for
him, the people who know him best decided that he was:
less appealing than John Redwood
less of a fresh face than Kenneth Clarke
less moderate than Peter Lilley
and less likely to win an election than
So don't stand back and let the Tories win by
accident. If it hadn't been for people who cared taking the trouble to vote,
we would never have had the minimum wage, would never have had the NHS and
John McCririck might have won Celebrity Big Brother.
So please, if everyone who receives this email
was able to persuade one wavering voter to back Labour, we could avoid
another 18 years of Tory government starting on Thursday.
Pick one person you know and work on them
non-stop from now until 5 May. The bloke I've chosen is still really angry
with this Government but I've told him he has to move on and see the bigger
picture. After all it was four years ago now and John Prescott didn't mean
to punch him that hard...