Next general election, the boundaries of Shahid Malik's constituency are moving, which means that if he is re-elected, he will be my MP. I'll vote for him, insha Allah, simply because I suspect taking-in this part of rural West Yorkshire might prove something of a vote winner for the BNP -- not that it's a hotbed of bloodthirsty racists, you understand, just a hotbed of indebted, semi-detached, suburban, half-witted, middle class, Daily-Mail-reading racists, who would no doubt prefer someone else to drink Shahid's blood!
Having thus pledged my undieing allegiance to Shahid, I need to know how bad an MP he really is. Anyone like to tell me how he voted on the Iraq war, etc? I can see how in-touch he is with local issues, given the vocal support he gave for Mrs Azmi, the niqab wearing support assistant (not). Having worked as a teacher in the area, I can assure you such schools are certainly hotbeds of TEACHER racism! Shahid is throwing a summer gala for his hoped-to-be new constituents, with Dickie Bird as the star attraction. Should I turn up just to throw a bucket of blood over him, or does he have a shred of human decency in his political body?
Or should I stick to voting for the Green party?