Hello, friends! And I bet you’re all excited as I am by the fact that Jeremy has kindly agreed to write a Blog for you all! He was a bit grumpy about doing it – I literally had to nag him to death until he’d written it! – and as you can see, his rather jaundiced attitude has spilled out in to some of what he’s written here, which quite frankly is not worthy of him. And, furthermore, he’s insisted that, as a condition of publication, I should not “tamper” with anything he’s written! Still, that’s life, isn’t it! Hope you enjoy it, friends – and, almost needless to say, please don’t believe everything he’s written about Yours Truly! – L.
Well, hello, all you good people who read Lefty’s Blog. Must admit, I don’t generally look at it myself, as it’s frankly pretty risible stuff, and really, to be perfectly honest, it’s not my sort of thing at all.
But obviously, when Lefty asked me if I’d mind writing a piece for the Blog, I could hardly refuse, could I? At any rate, anything I wrote here could hardly be worse than any of his pieces, for which the term “piss-poor” would be over-generous, if truth be told.
I do hope, friends – I assume you don’t mind me calling you “friends”, by the way? Lefty does go somewhat overboard on all this “over-familiarity” bit, doesn’t he? – that you don’t believe everything that Lefty writes in this Blog! Quite honestly, from what I’ve seen, he’s pretty fond of bigging himself up in some of his tales of the going-ons in my office. It’s not all fun and frolics, you know! Quite the contrary.
We in the Labour Party have got quite a mountain to climb over the next few years, as I’m sure you all realise. It’s not all plain sailing by any means, especially with the unfortunate intervention of a certain Labour MP who has put his personal ambition and ego ahead of the needs of our Party.
Still, it’s certainly not all doom and gloom. We have got the biggest Party membership of any UK Political Party, and it’s still rising fast. And we’re developing some exciting policies which I firmly believe will enable us to garner many, many votes in the forthcoming General Election, whenever it is held.
While I’m here, I should just say that, with all due respect to Lefty, I do find him a somewhat over-excitable and unreliable member of staff. He – let me be completely blunt here – is rather “up himself”, as I’m sure you’ve all noticed, and he has caused quite a lot of bad feeling in the Party with some of his childish antics. However, he is a young lad with a promising future in front of him, and hopefully when he’s a little older and wiser, he will be able to contribute rather more to the Party than he does at present.
Anyway, I think that’s all I have to say for now. Thank you for reading this. Hope to see many of you in September, at the Labour Party Conference.
P.S. I know that Lefty always likes to end his pieces with some “musical number” or some such nonsense, but really, I hope you’ll all forgive me if I don’t. It’s all pretty childish and unnecessary, isn’t it? Shouldn’t we just be a little bit more serious and grown-up than this? I mean, it’s people’s lives we’re actually talking about here, isn’t it? J.C.