Tuesday, April 12, 2005

HERE WE GO, TOM: Electo-pop

Tom Morello said that if he had a vote in the UK elections, he'd ask Billy Bragg how to use it. Happily, Billy Bragg is prepared to do just that. He's organising a tactical voting campaign to try and shift Oliver Letwin out of his Dorset seat; none of the parties seem that impressed. What is amusing, though, is that the Tories seem to think the landslide which swept so many of them from power in 1997 was a result of tactical working:

"It is quite clear that the tactical voting that was around in 1997 is falling apart and if anything we might even be seeing tactical voting against Mr Blair."

1 comment:

Simon said...

There is slightly surreal history between Bragg and Letwin from the last election, as highlighted on Newsnight's 25th anniversary videos page (also featuring Gavin Esler v Mark E Smith): http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/newsnight25/4199995.stm

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