Streets of B&D filled with HOPE?

Matthew Collins - 07 05 10

The bus finally left us last night at 18.00hrs It appeared that the BNP had thrown in the towel a couple of hours before.

The streets of B&D were filled with HOPE not hate activists (ok, that may be a slight exaggeration) but there was a steady stream of people from mid afternoon up until the polls closed knocking up voters and delivering the killer blow to Griffin’s parliamentary fantasies.

It was hard work. We started at just after 07.00hrs and we didn’t dare stop even to open a beer until one minute after polls closed. And when we did, it felt like hell had been let loose. Tension, fear and a great deal of satisfaction seemed to be let loose as fifty odd people collapsed into happy and exhausted piles across the HnH headquarters. There was absolutely nothing more that we could have done, and knowing that, come what may, meant we could spontaneously let our hair down.

Steve the driver left before it got frantic, but he wished us well. We’re waiting now for the council results to come in. We said all along that the council was the real threat, eventually other people followed suit. Random well wishers have been popping in and calling all day. Gregg is asking for foot massages off total strangers and I’m just waiting for the great leap forward.


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