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.
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