The more time goes on the less I know who I’m going to vote for, and social media does not help, but at all. Opinions are so entrenched that it’s getting ridiculous; the latest thing on one group is that people are saying ‘Put Jeremy Corbyn on every option.’ There’s no point in trying to argue with these people: I know just how it’ll go.
Me: (hesitantly) Can I just point out that Jeremy Corbyn is not on the ballot?
Random Political Stranger: We need to put him there!
Me: But that will just mean spoiling your ballot paper!
RPS: It’s already spoilt by not having JC on it
Me: But what will that achieve?
RPS: We need a socialist leader
Me: We had one, and we lost the election. We can’t lose another one.
RPS: It’s all down to the media. We need a socialist revolution and then the people will see.
Me: How is that EVER going to happen?
RPS: By putting JC on the ballot paper!
And so it goes on – and I’ve left out the inevitable insults from other RPS’s. I despair. And I still don’t know who I’m going to vote for. Then again it may not make a lot of different, since Starmer looks set to romp home.
In other news, I’ve nearly finished a new fan-fiction Sherlock Holmes story (I’m very excited about this) and Oh, before I forget, Lastflyingcow! Where are you? Your poetry ebook is ready and I’ve emailed you but can’t get a reply. Tried again and the email bounced. If I don’t hear from you it will go to the next person so please advise.