Mark Millar, Streets Campaigning For The British General Election – But What Do Other Comics Folk Think?

Today, Britain is holding a General Election, in which everyone over the age of 18 who is a British citizen, and not in jail, can vote for a local MP. There are 650 constituencies across the United Kingdom, and whichever party can form a majority of MPs gets to form the government. If no one has a majority, deals must be done. The Conservative Party is expected to win, but maybe only in a deal with the DUP again. Sinn Fein elected MPS won't take their seats. But it is possible, Labout might be able to make a coalition with the SNP and the Liberal Democrats to create a coalition that will pause Brexit. It's all about the maths. Polls close in around 6 hours, and then the counting begins. Nothing electronic here, all paper and pen…

Here's what some comic book people have been saying on social media…

And even from the admin of Comic Books For Sale UK that made the BC headlines last night…

A little note from admin – no matter what you think, no matter who you back, please, PLEASE go and vote tomorrow.
Even if all you do is spoil your ballot, go and be counted. The biggest issue this country faces is voter apathy.
Please make your voice heard.

With maybe a little nudge in a direction or two from some…

Mark Millar went out on the streets campaigning for Labour…

A bit of Doctor Who…

Criticism all round…

And some post-match analysis already

And from Kieron Gillen's newsletter,

The Tory party has collapsed into an absolute moral black hole, at every level. One of the worst thing about watching old documentaries about the 80s was being struck by how the politicians I despised at least believed in something. The Tory party at the moment doesn't. I believe the people funding it believe in things (mostly profit) but I don't believe the politicians do.

I don't believe Johnson believes in anything other than he should be Prime Minister. I believe the only actions he will take will be to maintain that position. That's all he's done.

That he's a liar seems a small thing, and to list the compounded deceit would turn this small newsletter into a huge one. I cannot believe some of the things which have been just accepted. The Conservative Party are the party of the status quo, and he's been found in court to have deceived the fucking queen. He does that to the queen, what the fuck do you think he's going to do with five more years?

I'm unsure he will get Brexit done. He will certainly get you done.

To return to the thesis: the election is important as I'm unsure that any future government will be able to change how democracy works? When all the present conservative tactics are to abuse this system, why would they do any of the necessary work? Johnson will only be in power because of the current system.

There's other reasons to run away from them and do anything to stop them having another years to erode this country's existence. If you want, you could question whether 130,000 people dead from austerity if you want, but whatever figure you end up on, it is still a figure. Do not vote for more corpses. Do not vote for tax-paying people who've lived here for years being made afraid of treating a country like their home. Do not vote for a country that is visibly more cruel on every street corner.

Of course, purely negative campaigning is not great. I am aware I am likely preaching to the choir. It's not enough to simply hate the Tories… but it's not a bad start, right?

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I'll be staying up through the night as the results come in. And writing what goes down on Bleeding Cool…

 

About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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