Well i started this blog after the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, but i haven’t been posting much recently. I’m quite busy in real life, and so many other more well known bloggers, and genuine journalists, have been very active, it’s difficult to think of something unique to say. Also, so much appears to be happening in politics at the moment, it’s hard to comment on something without it becoming irrelevant within hours, sometimes.

That said, it’s now just over three weeks till the 2015 UK general election, as i write this, and i felt the need to write about something i see time and again in the papers, broadcast media, and crucially, amongst the various politically active users of Facebook and Twitter. I say “crucially” because these people are the voters. They support a party, usually, and stick up for that party, but they are not in the pay of these parties, they support them, presumably, out of a sense of ideological alignment, because of the changes they themselves as individuals want to see across the UK.

What’s Wrong With Labour Supporters

Labour Party supporters

Labour Party supporters

And what i have noticed specifically about supporters of Labour, and UKIP, is an amazing degree of tribalism. Before i carry on, please understand if you are a supporter of one of those parties, i’m not trying to criticise you personally, and i also intend to make a few comments about the SNP supporters and the Yes movement too, which might not be the most comfortable for supporters. Read More →