Thursday 6th May 2010 is a very significant day. Not because it’s George Clooney’s 49th birthday (happy birthday, George – the card’s in the post), but because it’s the date of the most important general and local elections for a generation.
At last June’s European elections the BNP won two seats, including that of party leader Nick Griffin here in the North West. The sad thing is that he didn’t win because his party increased its share of the vote (it actually went down) – he won because fewer people turned out to vote for the other parties.
At the 6th May elections the BNP, buoyed by last year’s successes and the publicity and financial support that followed, are hoping to take more seats on local councils, and increase their vote in the general election.
The Liverpool Acoustic website does not support any particular party, but we do support the HOPE Not Hate campaign designed to expose the BNP for what it is – a fascist party full of racists and dangerously deluded bigots. The BNP would have us believe that the Second World War was fought “to keep Britain british”. But they’re wrong. It was fought to keep Britain free.
Whatever we might think of the state of British politics today, particularly following the Westminster expenses scandal, we urge you to get out and vote. We don’t care who you vote for so long as you’re voting for a party that isn’t the BNP. Lets send them a message loud and clear – we believe in HOPE not hate.
And if you’re still not convince then Stop. Think. What Would George Clooney Do?
[That was a party election broadcast on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic Party / HOPE Not Hate / WWGCD? alliance]
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