Friday, 18 April 2008

The Terry and Judy Show

Thank you to Brant for sending us this brilliant cartoon featuring two of Morley's finest!

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Morley gears up for Saint George's Day

It is great to see Morley gearing up for our annual Saint George’s Day celebrations. Things such as the bunting already on display in the town centre, and the new cross of Saint George flowerbed (pictured), are indicators of how the annual celebrations are starting to grow and take on a life of their own.

I have been asked by a number of local supporters what I think about the decision of the MBIs to jump on the bandwagon and try and hijack everything to do with Saint George’s Day in Morley. My answer is clear: let them get on with it!

The fact that this horrid little party is bending over backwards to make a show of celebrating Saint George’s Day is proof of the effect that our recent election victories have had on local politics in Morley. Were it not for our presence on the town and city councils it is highly unlikely that the MBIs, aside from one or two of their genuine but naive town councillors, would have shown any interest in celebrating England’s national day whatsoever. The laughable picture of them all posing behind an unfurled Saint George’s Cross in their election leaflets last year and other such gestures is proof of how the centre ground of politics in Morley has moved firmly in our direction. A party led by a man who was forced to resign as a Labour Party councillor for downloading porn, and who then claimed he was the victim of a purge of ‘left-wingers’ does not get all ‘patriotic’ unless it is forced into doing so as an absolute last resort.

This can only be a good thing!

Celebrating Saint George’s Day puts the issue of Englishness firmly on the political agenda, and this allows us to develop this theme to explore questions of ethnic English identity, anti-English discrimination and so on. And as the annual celebrations continue to grow they will give us ever more opportunities to promote Nationalism and pro-English ideas, and our patriotic stance will continue to be vindicated by the actions of our opponents.

In a few years time, when the Morley Borough ‘Independents’ are long forgotten, Morley will still be synonymous with Nationalism and Englishness, and I am sure that our annual celebrations on and around 23rd April will have outgrown anything that our opponents envisaged when they decided to be very clever and jump on this bandwagon.

Establishment-politicians unleash their tame brand of ‘pressure-valve’ patriotism as a last resort, but such things can take on a life of their own and the genie is very difficult to get back in that bottle.

With that in mind, let’s all help to make this year's Saint George’s Day celebrations a success!