Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Hoo Haa, election time and walking the wonderful Manc Moors

Who to vote for in this sad old climate of politics? Well, me being such an old skool labourite leftie, I fear it is time to make a radical turn away from their centre to right modern policies to something a little more radical. And the only solution to that is of course The Greens. I have now read their manifesto twice and have decided that their pledges are waht I feel most strongly about and thus, I have to vote for a party who reflects my own values and politics. Many an article I have read by Caroline Lucas and other Greens makes complete and utter sense to me..Of course you get the old arguement that a small party vote is a wasted vote but of course a small party, like small things have the ability to gwo and get bigger, so Green it is for me. I await with anticipation at the results of the elction but my dreaded fear is that the Tories will reign supreme..
Onwards Green I go...

The Pennine Way? Has anyone walked from Crowden to Edale part of the path? The man and I are planning to do this part of the way for our year anniversary. Our starting point at Longendale is truly gorgeous, big wide expanses of reservoir, which we've cycled the most of this area but when looking online at the Pennine Way, the horror stories make me laugh and wonder if I need to go on an emergency orienteering course. We will be camping along the way and of course taking compass and maps but it would be good to hear others experiences of this great part of the world. Indeed when I think of the North West, I love the hills surrounding Manchester and there's so much open space once you get out of the city..One day in the long future, it would make me happy top move up north just for this vast countryside and hills reason..


Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

I'm close to voting Green but have been a Lib Dem man for a while now.

As long as we vote, that is all that matters!

Sara said...

Indeed it is..people lost lives over the right to vote..Good on you Daniel

Four Dinners said...



The Pennines are NOT the MANC MOORS.

Good grief. I'm having palpitations here......

I need an other stiff drink....

I never thought I'd live to read such blasphemy!

Good job I love yer!

Sara said...

Haha, soryy if I caused the emergency palpatations..Yorkshire Moors? Get that vodka down yer neck FD ;-)

Furtheron said...

Normally as I approach an election I'm pretty decided... I come from a long lefty background so in the old days there was no thought really... I remember my Dad (staunch labour/union etc.) not talking to my sister for a week when she admitted voting Liberal once :-)

However there is barely a cigaretter paper between the two major parties... the lib dems have some good idea... but any chance they'd win in my area? Unlikely.

Given also that I'm in the most marginal marginal in the country this time around and the Tory once stood for Labour and I think he is a man desparate to be a professional politician rather than do a job for under lying passion reasons... on and I was at school with our incombant Labour MP so trust him far more than many others... I think I'll have to voted Labour - more because of the candidates standing than policies really as there is little difference

Four Dinners said...

YORKSHIRE????? You trying to finish me off??? LANCASHIRE MOORS if you please!!!!.....;-)

Green Party? I like Infidel's point in my comments. UKIP are most likely to side with the Tory's - let's face it nobody would want the BNP siding with them - so UKIP, who are neither racist nor fascist but merely patriotic could be a good choice.

They want a blanket ban on immigration and withdrawal from Europe. Do for me! (I'm a right Little Englander aren't I?)...;-)