UK Politics,  Vote 2010

The eternal squeeze

An astute observation from David Osler:

Far left candidates were squeezed by the pressure to vote Labour to keep the Tories out, Socialist Worker is already arguing on its website. OK, comrades. So when wasn’t this the case? When will it not be the case in future?

Richard Seymour at the Tomb dutifully repeats the party line:

Bad news is that all left-of-Labour candidates have been squeezed…
[Salma Yaqoob of Respect] has been squeezed by the rush back to Labour in working class heartlands.

I guess being squeezed isn’t as bad as, y’know, losing.