Merry Christmas everyone (but don’t forget to vote…)

December 24, 2012 2:03 pm

LabourList will be taking a break for a few days – and the site will remain quieter than usual until January 7th – but before we head off to mull some wine and scoff some mince pies, we wanted to leave you with something important for the festive season - our 2012 survey of the year.

Don’t miss your chance to say how you think your party is doing as we pass the mid-point of this Parliament:

  • Last year’s survey marked a low point for Ed Miliband. He’s bounced back in 2o12 – but how far?
  • In 2011 you selected Tom Watson as your MP of the year. Will Watson win again? Or has another MP impressed you more in 2012?
  • How do you rate the shadow cabinet?
  • What was the biggest political event for Labour in 2012?
  • And do you think Labour is on track to win the General Election?

This is your chance to have your say

We’ll be back after Christmas with more Labour news and opinion, as well as taking a look back at 2012 and a look ahead to 2013.

Thanks for reading and supporting LabourList in 2012. We couldn’t do any of this without you.

Merry Christmas everyone – and don’t forget to vote

  • Daniel Speight

    And best wishes to you Mark.

  • reformist lickspittle

    I gave just two SC members negative votes – Byrne and Twigg.

    Nuff said.

    Ed, please – PLEASE – resuffle them in 2013.

    And replace them with people actually interested in opposition to this lot.

  • Monkey_Bach

    When it gets colder outside it tends to spur us on to keep our eyes peeled for the abused or neglected or for people in particular need; it’s really important to make sure that failing politicians are kept warm when temperatures start to drop, especially those who are House of Commons-bound or who have no family to pay them regular visits. Therefore at this special time of year, traditionally, after all, the season of goodwill to all men, when you cast your vote in this month’s LabourList survey pause for a moment when giving your opinion in respect to Liam Byrne.

    You might consider that after a difficult year Liam might be feeling a little isolated, as if he doesn’t fit in and is surplus to requirements, and that the little guy might appreciate some unasked and unpaid for company or support from us plebs. No matter how high status a person might be, knowing that someone cares, especially over Christmas, can really make a difference to lost or abandoned souls left stranded and marooned by time and tide. Just knowing that someone is nearby who can be called on in a pinch to give them a thumb’s up can really mean everything to such people at festive times like this.

    So I would urge you to consider giving Liam your support this once at Yule.

    A politician is for life, not just for Christmas.

    Eeek.

  • Monkey_Bach

    When it gets colder outside it tends to spur us on to keep our eyes peeled for the abused, or neglected, and for people in particular need. It’s really important to make sure that failing politicians are looked after and kept warm when temperatures start to drop, especially those who are House-of-Commons-bound or who have no family to pay them regular visits. Therefore, at this special time of year, traditionally the season of goodwill to all men – that’s ALL men remember! – when you cast your vote in this month’s LabourList survey pause and reflect for a moment when you get to Liam Byrne.

    You might consider that after such a difficult year Liam might be feeling a little isolated, as if he doesn’t fit in and is surplus to requirements, say, and that the little guy might appreciate some unasked and unpaid for support from lower order plebs like us. No matter how high status a person might be, knowing that someone cares, especially at Christmas, can make a real difference to lost souls who have ended up stranded and marooned by fate, time and tide. Just knowing that someone nearby can be relied on, in a pinch, to give a thumb’s up can really mean everything to abandoned individuals during festive times like these.

    I would therefore urge you to consider giving Liam Byrne your support over Yule.

    A politician is for a parliament, not just for Christmas.

    God Bless Us, Every One.

    Eeek.

  • Monkey_Bach

    When it gets colder outside it tends to spur us on to keep our eyes peeled for the abused, or neglected, and for people in particular need. It’s really important to make sure that failing politicians are looked after and kept warm when temperatures start to drop, especially those who are House-of-Commons-bound or who have no family to pay them regular visits. Therefore, at this special time of year, traditionally the season of goodwill to all men – that’s ALL men remember! – when you cast your vote in this month’s LabourList survey pause and reflect for a moment when you get to Liam Byrne.

    You might consider that after such a difficult year Liam might be feeling a little isolated, as if he doesn’t fit in and is surplus to requirements, say, and that the little guy might appreciate some unasked and unpaid for support from lower order plebs like us. No matter how high status a person might be, knowing that someone cares, especially at Christmas, can make a real difference to lost souls who have ended up stranded and marooned by fate, time and tide. Just knowing that someone nearby can be relied on, in a pinch, to give a thumb’s up can really mean everything to abandoned individuals during festive times like these.

    I would therefore urge you to consider giving Liam Byrne your support over Yule.

    A politician is for a parliament, not just for Christmas.

    God Bless Us, Every One.

    Eeek.

  • Hamish Dewar

    A Guid New Year to all on LabourList. Lang may yer lum reek.

  • Hamish Dewar

    A Guid New Year to all on LabourList. Lang may yer lum reek.

  • Dave Postles

    My cat spoilt my ballot paper when I invoked the ‘squeezed middle’ position. Is ‘One Nation’ the successor to the ‘squeezed middle’ or coterminous? What would Gramsci say? After a smattering of industrial working-class activism are we now becoming entrenched in a postmodern middle-class hegemonic revivalism? Parties are falling over themselves to be benefactors to the ‘squeezed middle’. We now have Osborne proposing tax relief for child care, just in time for the Cambridges.
    I will talk to you in the New Year. Take care.

  • Dave Postles

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