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Don’t encourage them

Peter Good, Norfolk

ImageOpened my Peace News this morning [4 December] and had to go and have a lie down.

It was little different from my slush pile of official party brochures complete with all the myths propping up the grand illusion of state democracy itself:

‘We must all vote’, ‘Use that vote’, ‘Your vote makes a difference’, ‘Grasp this opportunity’, ‘The most democratic way of sorting this out’....

I recall with some pride back in the ’70s pasting up Peace News’s famous posters: ‘Don’t Vote It Only Encourages Them’. My, how the times change.

I write this one week in advance of the general election but I can predict with some world-weary certainty that the government will get in.