On Parties And Discos.

So if you are of a lefty persuasion like me, last Friday was more than a disappointment – it made us angry, it made us weep, it made us fearful – but more than that it made us determined.

What I am seeing after this election, unlike the last one, is a vast raft of people saying ‘Not in my name’ to the returning Tory government. Some have or are planning to take to the streets. Tens of thousands are joining online groups – discussing a plethora of ways to resolve things – from short-term plans such as upping donations to food banks to make sure nobody is left hungry by the cuts that are inevitably coming, to planning ways to publicly demonstrate their dissatisfaction and looking longer term to make sure in 5 years time we see a very different result.

 

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It is heartening to see people aren’t just going to sit back and take it. Me? I joined the Labour Party. I have always voted Labour, and feel it is time to get more involved. No point in moaning on the sofa when I could be involved in deciding where the party goes next, and hopefully helping them get into power next time around. And it isn’t just me who is taking this approach, I have seen figures from Labour that they have had around 22,000 new sign ups since Friday, and I know both the Green Party and Lib Dems are getting lots of new members too.

So there’s the parties bit of the title. Not Rock’n’Roll or debauched, probably very little dancing – but a party nonetheless.

As for the disco – well, I bought some Marigolds for the garden – Disco Marigolds to be precise. I am presuming they will be glittery? And perhaps enjoy a spot of Donna Summers?

Don’t worry tho – plans are afoot for a few proper drinking and dancing nights out very soon…can’t be all politics and gardening- even at my age 😉

Love Miss Cisco XXX

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  1. May 13, 2015 / 6:44 am

    I think it’s brilliant the way people are taking a stand and getting involved so soon after the election. Will be interested to read more about your Labour party membership in the coming months.
    (And enjoy those Disco Marigolds!)
    Sarah MumofThree World recently posted…The Gallery: Animal (big, fluffy cat)My Profile

  2. May 13, 2015 / 4:27 pm

    Well done you! Being proactive is where it’s at. I saw so many disgruntled people moaning about it and getting aggressive and rude on Facebook, that it really bothered me. You’re planning to actually DO something and that’s brill!
    Suzanne recently posted…Taming The BeastMy Profile

  3. May 14, 2015 / 6:01 am

    Oh I am so glad to hear that you and so many others are taking action following this election result, I was afraid that the fear that I could sense on social media would just lead to despair and apathy.
    Looking for Blue Sky recently posted…The ups and downs of electionsMy Profile

  4. May 19, 2015 / 6:51 am

    Yes good for you, it is easy to sit and moan and do nothing positive about it, I think you will be a valuable addition to the party
    Nikki Thomas recently posted…Living Arrow Week 20My Profile

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