Dear Ed Miliband,

oh do please man up and dare to say something different. I quite like you, which makes me a rare beast it seems, and I am sure that somewhere underneath the platitudes you probably have some proper opinions that you are being advised not to share for fear of losing the votes of the mythical middle England.

It seems that these days the raison d’etre of mainstream politicians is merely to be appealing to some non-specific bland idea of ‘the masses’. Well. That is not what I am looking for. I want someone with the bollocks to say something they are passionate about. I want someone who has a new approach, not rehashed watered down versions of each others crap ideas. And I NEVER again want to see anyone pointing with their knuckles. (When the revolution comes and I am in charge, I shall find whichever body language expert taught that trick to all the politicans and have them up against the wall. It will be a nice, soft wall, as I am not violent in nature, but I shall point my extended finger at them I tell you!)

I am horrified by the votes that Nigel Nauseating Farrage got in recent elections. But I can see why he got them. He is daring to offer something slightly different. I do not like what he is offering, but many people are so relieved that it isn’t the same old tosh that they haven’t yet noticed the stench of racism that it walks hand in hand with.

I want Labour to be left wing. I want them to stand up and say that the rich should help the poor because it is both the kind thing to do, and because people only need so much money. I want them to say that they will not let multi-national companies run away with their profits, but will instead ensure they pay their fair share, and that that money is invested wisely. I want a health care system that is equally accessible to everyone, rents that are reasonable, and wages you can live on without relying on welfare to bridge the gap. I want an end to housing benefit lining the pockets of the rich while families I know are stuck in emergency bed and breakfast accommodation because they cannot find a way to afford the excessive rents.

I want a world that is kind. To everyone. Whatever colour, sex or race you are, and however much money you have in your pocket. I want politicians to defend the weak, not mock them. I want them to admonish the big business bad guys, not pander to their demands. I want a bloody miracle don’t I?

I want good education for all, I want jobs for all, I want love, peace and happiness for all. Anyone seen a dusty old lamp knocking about? I think I need a Genie.

Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. Galina Varese
    June 7, 2013 / 1:00 pm

    I love your passion, Sonya, and admire you. As I said on Twitter, for me Labour is not left enough. I don’t encourage it to become a Communist party, but they are too comfy in their seats, and have to get off their bums and start doing something. The UKIP’s succes is an abomination

    • Sonya Cisco
      June 7, 2013 / 6:07 pm

      Thank you, UKIPs success scares me!

  2. June 7, 2013 / 1:03 pm

    Fabulous post. Though I don’t think he’s listening.

    • Sonya Cisco
      June 7, 2013 / 6:07 pm

      Thank you, and very probably not.

  3. Tas D
    June 7, 2013 / 3:39 pm

    Soooooooooooooo spot on!!!

    • Sonya Cisco
      June 7, 2013 / 6:07 pm

      Thanks x

  4. June 7, 2013 / 6:02 pm

    I think you are the genie.
    Well said on all fronts.
    In fact those words sound way too vague to express just how wonderful you are and I hope he or someone takes notice.

    • Sonya Cisco
      June 7, 2013 / 6:08 pm

      Now I am singing Christina Aguilera! Thank you for your kind words x

  5. tinkertink2010
    June 8, 2013 / 6:50 pm

    You have written exactly what I think. Sadly I think its only going to get worse. They really only seem to care about their own.

    • Sonya Cisco
      June 9, 2013 / 9:19 am

      See if I think that, and you think that, many people must think it- we just need to club together somehow!

    • tinkertink2010
      June 11, 2013 / 9:55 pm

      I think that if things get any more worse there will be riots and everything. I just cant wait till he gets kicked out at the next election – but then again – I dont think the others are any better 🙁

    • Sonya Cisco
      June 9, 2013 / 9:19 am

      Thank you 🙂

  6. Sandy Calico
    June 9, 2013 / 9:12 am

    Well said. I was so excited in ’97 when Blair was elected, but very quickly saw the Labour Party move to the right. There’s time for them to act before the next election, but the right wing press will label anything remotely socialist as ‘loony left’. This makes me sad.

    • Sonya Cisco
      June 9, 2013 / 9:18 am

      It is sad. I see people’s passion for politics being drained by the fact there is nothing different on offer.

  7. Nell Heshram
    June 13, 2013 / 7:55 pm

    Sadly, the drift to the right in this country, and the rising acceptance of far-right/racist parties is a trend that seems to be mirrored across most of Europe. Economic decline forces people to political extremes, and to batten down the hatches. And leaders, to deflect attention, create scapegoats, who become hate figures. These social trends were seen before, in 1930s Germany. That’s a very scary thought.

    There MUST BE a different way.

  8. Looking for Blue Sky
    June 14, 2013 / 12:55 pm

    Yep we do need a miracle. And I hope we get one!

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