Understanding Polly

I think I\’ve cracked it.

If I were an MP, I might demand a conscience vote on these.

Polly did try to become one:

Toynbee stood for the party at the 1983 General Election in Lewisham East, garnering 9351 votes (22%).

That the electorate didn\’t want her still rankles: thus the insistence that we must create another people.

4 thoughts on “Understanding Polly”

  1. This also explains why Gore Vidal considers Americans to be the world’s most idiotic nation – because the USA has more than once failed to elect Vidal, G. to public office.

  2. “For the SDP, no less.”

    Which means, presumably, that she didn’t support all those loony commitments in Labour’s 1983 manifesto, such as withdrawing from the European “Common Market”, unilateral nuclear disarmament and taking into public ownership the commanding heights of the economy.

    Curiously, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown subscribed to all those loony notions then. And 1983 was a year after Tony Blair had written a 22-page letter to Michael Foot telling him how reading Marx had “irreversibly altered” his outlook:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/5081798.stm

    Well done, Polly.

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