People asking what we do now. We grieve. For a bit. And then we help the most vulnerable in any way we can. We donate to food banks. We campaign for living wages. We fight like buggery for our NHS. We sign every petition that we can get our hands on that might improve something.
We remind people every day of what’s been lost over the last 9 years. We raise our voices even louder. We quit this competitive left wing cannibalism and cancel culture and eating our allies alive. We find common humanity and we cling to it. We check on our vulnerable neighbours.
We take care of one another. Yes, including people who voted differently to you. Fighting for what’s right means fighting for it for everyone, not just people you like or agree with. We engage with our MPs, write to them, raise issues, ask them to represent us in Parliament.
We get back to basics – read our local news. Fight like hell for all the seemingly small things in our own areas and communities – every library, every children’s centre, every school place, every youth club, every refuge, every firefighter, every post office. Yes, you. Who else?
We stand up for one another. We put decency and society at the heart of everything we do. We take the anger that’s boiling inside and use it to fuel real social change. But first, we rest, we grieve, we hold one another, and we never, ever, ever give in.
Also for everyone who seems to think I’m responsible for the entire left wing with comments like ‘you lost’ etc, I haven’t endorsed any political party for this election. I write recipes with beans and try to help people survive under austerity. I’m not a politician, I’m a cook.
There’s a link on this post to donate to the @TrussellTrust – if you can, please do, because more people will need them now than ever. And it briefly helps to feel a little less helpless and impotent and furious. https://t.co/PdLuo4dm1K