Those of you think you might like to attend should click on the link above so that you get an invitation to this event. I hope to meet you there. If they do not invite me then you may still wish to go, get together for a drink and make your views known about my absence at the event and longlist.
What a shame, because I do feel that the values of the Orwell Prize listed at http://theorwellprize.co.uk/the-orwell-prize/how-to-enter/values/ embody the purpose of my political writing completely, even if I do say so myself.
It is because I so obviously satisfy those requirements that means I will never be allowed a look-in by the stale representatives of the Liberal Left whose smug liberal values infuse and corrupt the entire British literary and political establishment.
If they award it to some gay Conservative this year or the political equivalent thereof, we will know.
We will know that a fish rots from the head down and that the so-called liberal values of this liberal cabal do not extend to entertaining any ideas and views from anyone who does not share their assumptions and worship the same sacred cows as they.
If I do not get it for myself, I still want it not to be given to some jumped-up liberal copper, a social worker, carer, pink and fluffy civilly-partnered vegetarian homosexual or the next Johann Hari. If they give it anyone other than someone with views that are recognisably "right-wing" then we will know the extent and depth of their corruption.