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To the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election that was held today.

This is one of two by-elections taking place, but the Copeland vote (another Labour stronghold) isn't getting nearly the same attention. Although Stoke-on-Trent has voted Labour since the 30s, it also voted for Brexit last June where Labour campaigned against.

New UKIP leader Paul Nuttall is standing for election in the constituency personally. Despite the Potteries' Labour leanings, he should have more than a strong chance, considering the piece of work Labour has despatched to shore up this hole.


We'll get to this later.

Meanwhile, Labour's candidate, Gareth Snell. Believe it or not, he has a few similarities with the God-Emperor Severus Trump, notably his Twatter notoriety.

A selection, handily condensed by someone unimpressed with Mr Snell's twattery:

Remember what I said about Stoke-on-Trent voting for Brexit, and now consider that the Labour Party have sent someone who tweets the above to run. How the hell could an opposition MP (let alone the leader of the party), running against this clown, fuck up?

By having on his website false claims that he lost close friends in the Hillsborough disaster.

The incident was blamed on a low-level admin who was maintaining his website. How this could happen is perhaps an indictment of UKIP the party - its seemingly masochistic tendency to shoot itself in the foot with a 12-gauge when it comes anywhere near close to gaining some sort of influence.

Meanwhile, we're not done with Mr Snell yet. Remember what I said about him and Twitter?

Labour Stoke candidate on women.

Now, is this something Trump would be called out on?

If anyone outside the UK is reading this, you might have expected some sort of outrage, that Snell would have been absolutely annihilated by the leftists.

Which party is he from again?

Anyway, tomorrow we'll see if identity politics ("Yeah, Labour are jokes now, but I've voted Labour all my life") will win through or whether Labour begins the decline into annihilation it deserves in the Midlands tomorrow.

The contest is between two MPs who seem determined to make things hard for themselves. Forget the others (except The Incredible Flying Brick, standing for the Monster Raving Loony Party, in the finest British tradition).

"I felt through most of my youth that my back was against the wall and that the only way to survive was with dignity, pride and courage." - Eric Clapton
02-23-2017 07:26 PM
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