Fwd: 'Oh my God! They've elected Kenny!'
itschris13 at SPAMhotmail.com
Thu May 4 21:09:07 MDT 2000
Look's like Blair's boy got thumped.
>'Oh my God! They've elected Kenny!' Thus runs the headline of The
>Sun's early edition -- accompanied by a picture of Livingstone's face
>stuck into the trademark orange anorak of South Park's Kenny. :)
>It's been a good day. Looks like Londoners have elected Ken
>Livingstone for Mayor of London by a rather handy margin. (Second
>place, Steve Norris - Conservative; third place, Frank Dobson - 'New'
>Labour; fourth place, Susan Kramer - Liberal Democrat.) Good. A
>socialist in office. (And one who will, amongst other things, fight
>the Government's proposals to privatise the Tubes.)
>So much for Blair's rigging of the Labour nomination against Red Ken.
>I hate to be a bad winner -- but i guess i just can't resist: 'ha ha
>As I write this, however, note that the vote count is *not* official,
>and we don't seem to know what's happened in the London Assembly
>Unfortunately, we do know what happened in the local council
>elections all over England: the Tories have served up a rather
>whopping defeat to Labour. On the plus-ish side, though: in the one
>parliamentary by-election, the Liberal Democrats look set to beat the
>Tories in a relatively safe Tory seat.
>And, most interestingly, in Hounslow (London suburb) a number of
>people have taken it upon themselves to write-in candidates (for
>which there's no provision in English law or on English ballots).
>According to Sky News, Homer Simpson has seems to have done
>surprisingly well! Go figure . . .
>William Ingle-Gillis ~~~ will at socialist.screaming.net
> Department of Theology, King's College London
> McReynolds in 2000 - http://votesocialist.org
>'Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice,
> to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free ... ?
> Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless
> poor into your house ... and not hide yourself from your own kin?'
> -- Isaiah 58.6-7
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