Visceral – Mm, now there’s an interesting word, but what does it really mean? Coming from Nottinghamshire I am well read in cricket and coal mining but I don’t use posh words like these modern day socialists do.
So I Google Visceral and an odd sort of word it is too, with meanings such as:-
• Relating to deep inward feelings
• you feel it in your guts
• something that is instinctive or emotional
But why do I mention this odd word? Well it is one used by the Labour Leader of Maghull Town Council to describe the winning Lib Dem campaign which saw Labour loose 2 of the 3 seats being fought over in the elections a few days ago.
Well he may have been nearer the truth than he thought because these 3 definitions (above) seem to neatly encompass what the electorate was saying about Labour run Maghull Council. There can be little doubt that electors had deep inner feelings in their guts and their instinct told them to give Labour a good old kicking! A Lib Dem wag even came up with this slogan:-
The other fascinating thing is how many folk stopped me in the street, supermarket and pub to ask what the result of the elections was; this before the Champion newspaper came out last Wednesday that is. Frankly, this has never happened before as most people either don’t vote in local elections or soon forget about politics when have done so. However, things seemed very different this time and each person that asked me smiled, rubbed their hands together or said that’s great news when I told them Labour had lost 2 seats. Don’t get me wrong I am not doing a Labour spin doctor routine here trying to tell you that my party is worshiped far and wide but what I am saying is that folks were just happy that Labour had got one in the eye so to speak. Whilst folk are happy the Lib Dems had won my guess is that Labour could have been beaten by the Girl Guides and the joy on those their faces would have been the same. This reaction, probably more than anything, shows the bind that Labour in Maghull has got into.