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REGARDED as one the great comics writers, Alan Moore has gone on social media to back Labour on December 12.
“Here’s something you don’t see every day: an internet-averse anarchist announcing that he’ll be voting Labour in the elections,” he reveals on Facebook. He’s doing so because, he says, “these are unprecedented times.”
Having only voted once in the last four decades, “because leaders are mostly of benefit to no-one save themselves,” Moore is going to the ballot box this time to oppose leaders who “are so unbelievably malevolent and catastrophic that they must be strenuously opposed by any means available.
“I do not believe that four more years of these rapacious, smirking right-wing parasites will leave us with a culture, a society, or an environment in which we have the luxury of even imagining alternatives,” he warns.
The dire global situation has not been brought about by an unlucky turn of fate. “It was an economic and political decision, made without consulting the enormous human population that it would most drastically affect,” he declares.
“If we’d prefer a future that we can call home, then we must stop supporting — even passively — this ravenous, insatiable conservative agenda before it devours us with our kids as a dessert,” he says.
“Although my vote is principally against the Tories rather than for Labour, I’d observe that Labour’s current manifesto is the most encouraging set of proposals that I’ve ever seen from any major British party.
“Though these are immensely complicated times and we are all uncertain as to which course we should take, I’d say the one that steers us furthest from the glaringly apparent iceberg is the safest bet.
“If my work has meant anything to you over the years, if the way that modern life is going makes you fear for all the things you value, then please get out there on polling day and make your voice heard with a vote against this heartless trampling of everybody’s safety, dignity and dreams.
“A world we love is counting on us.”
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