Those who watched the Prime Minister’s speech on Tuesday to the Labour conference in sunny Brighton may have been filled with the passion to get out and fight an election, as it has done to me. With the ‘news’ that the Sun has gone against our party after 12 long years of supporting us, we can and we will fight on.
The Sun is owned by Rupert Murdoch, the right wing Aussie who thinks he can tell our British voters who they should vote for. He is only supporting the Conservative party because he thinks they will win the general election, but it is up to us as Labour party members to show him how wrong they really are.
The way we campaign has changed dramatically since the 1992 election when The Sun ran the “it’s The Sun wot won it” headline. The methods of campaigning have changed; we now have the internet and we use e-political methods which we did not have in the early 1990s such as Twitter, Facebook and activists writing blogs. The Sun is not read as much as it was all those years ago; more of the electorate are now getting their sources of news from the internet.
Certain members of the general public may have had enough of the Labour government but in reality what is the real alternative? The Conservatives who would cut our public spending and cut it where it hurts Britain most, or us, the Labour party, whose cuts will not hurt half as much as those by the Tories.
The message is simple: let’s get out knocking on doors, blogging and speaking to the voters to hear what they have to say, we can make our party stronger by working together to ensure we win a fourth term.