Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Another reflection on June 4...

We Greens were easily the largest gainer of all Parties in terms of votes gained; but, so frustratingly, we didn't gain any seats!
We were however extremely close to doing so. Another 1-1.5% gain would have seen us gain at least 4 seats, including me getting elected in Eastern Region (where despite an endless persuasive stream of lies from the LibDems that we couldn't win, we came within 1% of doing so; the FibDems instead let in a climate-denying UKIP MEP).
So near...
The dream of an apolitical techno-fix is persuasive, given how hard electoral breakthrough is to achieve: but it will only work if there is a techno-fix that will actually WORK. There is good reason to believe that there is no such magic-bullet: see e.g. http://www.corporatewatch.org.uk/?lid=3126
We came so close in these elections to the long-awaited breakthrough, and performed fantastically well in our strongholds such as Norwich and Brighton. This bodes well for our prospects of a Westminster breakthrough: perhaps sooner than one thinks, given an enticing byelection prospect in Norwich North...
And remember that it took Labour just one generation to go from no MPs to forming its first government...

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We Greens were easily the largest gainer of all Parties in terms of votes gained; but, so frustratingly, we didn't gain any seats!
We were however extremely close to doing so. Another 1-1.5% gain would have seen us gain at least 4 seats, including me getting elected in Eastern Region (where despite an endless persuasive stream of lies from the LibDems that we couldn't win, we came within 1% of doing so; the FibDems instead let in a climate-denying UKIP MEP).
So near...
The dream of an apolitical techno-fix is persuasive, given how hard electoral breakthrough is to achieve: but it will only work if there is a techno-fix that will actually WORK. There is good reason to believe that there is no such magic-bullet: see e.g. http://www.corporatewatch.org.uk/?lid=3126
We came so close in these elections to the long-awaited breakthrough, and performed fantastically well in our strongholds such as Norwich and Brighton. This bodes well for our prospects of a Westminster breakthrough: perhaps sooner than one thinks, given an enticing byelection prospect in Norwich North...
And remember that it took Labour just one generation to go from no MPs to forming its first government...

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