25 June 2009
Supporting A Political Party Is Not Like Supporting A Football Team
Tribal, that is what I call them and they are the worst unthinking politicos you will meet. It is a crime to change parties in their eyes. We all know them, whether they are crap councillors in Sandwell voicing mindless drivel on their blogs, or Tories who see no further than their large salaries. Bob Piper sneers at Polly Toynbee because she supported the SDP in the Eighties, but the Labour party then was very different to what it is today, arguably the SDP were to the left of today's labour party. People who change parties are the lifeblood of democracy. There is no dignity in sticking with a party no matter what it does. Parties are not football teams, they have to earn our loyalty.