Local political squawking: a prophesy

Here is komadori’s prediction for the political dialogue in Swindon over the weeks ahead.

Those in the blue nest will claim that everything that the council has done well over the last couple of years has been down to them, in the face of obstruction by the NuLab government. They’ll claim you should vote for them because they’re the only party committed to fighting crime and anti-social behaviour (including graffiti), dealing with traffic congestion and protecting the green spaces in the town centre.

Those in the red nest will claim that everything that the council has done well over the last couple of years has been the result of government initiatives, which the Tory council only implemented grudgingly. They’ll claim you should vote for them because they’re the only party committed to fighting crime and anti-social behaviour (including graffiti), dealing with traffic congestion and protecting the green spaces in the town centre.

Those in the yellow nest will claim that everything the council has done well over the last couple of years only happened because they campaigned for it before the other parties were interested. They’ll claim you should vote for them because they’re the only party committed to fighting crime and anti-social behaviour (including graffiti), dealing with traffic congestion and protecting the green spaces in the town centre.

Those in the other nests will claim that the council has done nothing good over the last couple of years and their party’s one-track agenda would have solved all the problems before they even started. They’ll claim you should vote for them because they’re the only party committed to fighting crime and anti-social behaviour (including graffiti), dealing with traffic congestion and protecting the green spaces in the town centre.