Shortly before the recent election, the Lib Dems (presumably because I’d gotten on their mailing list by participating in an opinion survey) decided to love bomb me with a celebrity dinner. Their email, and my reply are below:
Dear Susan (if that’s your real name)
How nice of you to trade your judgement and principles for a free lunch. I do hope you enjoyed it. Please tell Hugh, and John, and Tom, Dick and Harry for that matter, that I would rather lose a limb than give my vote to a party of unprincipled shills who would sell out the poor to be in power. A sea change is coming in British politics. The old, the privileged and the corrupt have had their chance to run things. And have well and truly screwed the pooch (along with the rest of us). They’re not getting another chance. If you have a shred of humanity and you live in England, you’ll vote Green for a party that doesn’t pick on the weak. If you live Wales, vote Plaid. If you live in Scotland, vote SNP. The old hegemony of privilege and domination by London and its bankers is over. They’re just too stupid to admit defeat yet.
Get yourself on the right side of this argument. It won’t make you rich, but the ability to sleep soundly at night is priceless.
(a fellow human being)