Friday, May 06, 2005

The long march

We did not win Harborough, but we did reduce the Tory majority from 5252 last time to 3892 this time. The full result is here.

Meanwhile, here is a quotation from the American journalist I. F. Stone:

The only kinds of fights worth fighting are those you're going to lose, because somebody has to fight them and lose and lose and lose until someday, somebody who believes as you do wins.

In order for somebody to win an important, major fight 100 years hence, a lot of other people have got be willing - for the sheer fun and joy of it - to go right ahead and fight, knowing you're going to lose. You mustn't feel like a martyr. You've got to enjoy it.

I hope it won't take us a hundred years to take Harborough, but you get the point.

No comments: