The Witchfinder was delighted to speak to new Welwyn-Hatfield Conservative member Jamie Fulford, who left the Labour Party over issues of free speech and his rejection of identity politics.
In past articles I explained how the Labour Party has a byzantine internal structure with vast numbers of unnecessary grassroots roles. These roles parcel out tiny amounts of real world power and the illusion of status and authority to activists in exchange for large quantities of repetitive work. Being in the Labour Party is much like grinding in an MMO and costs just under half the price of a World of Warcraft (WoW) subscription – so good value for money for those with nothing better to do of an evening.
In Labour, factional conflict works much like guilds in WoW, and the illusion of the importance of the meaningless roles is reinforced as members can leverage them in internal conflicts. Just as WoW powers are fictional and only work in the game, most Labour Party ‘power’ is only useful internally for PvP activities. Also like an MMO, subscribers progress through levels of imaginary power and obtain shiny character customisation gear such as badges, ribbons and rosettes. The result has many of the addictive qualities of online gaming and keeps the members delivering leaflets and knocking on doors.
One such recruit was Jamie Fulford, who sys he has a BSc in Law and Politics and a BA in Media Arts. Jamie rejoined Labour in 2015 and in April 2016 became the “Digital Media and IT Officer” of Welwyn Hatfield Labour Party, a role equivalent to roughly level 2-3 in a WoW character. Jamie has now resigned and joined the Conservative Party. Fulford quickly had a cruel education in the illusory nature of authority in Labour Party grassroots roles.