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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Welcome from page 5 readers or new visitors will simply have to catch on!

The good news is the weather is warming up but that’s it because everything else hasn’t changed. We are all waiting with baited breath for politicians to come back after the Easter break all refreshed and ready to actually carry out the wishes of the majority of voters at the referendum (was it that ago?) But I have a feeling they are waiting for all the older voters to die off so the newly brainwashed youngsters might get it right next time. All very all and good but what if they don’t play ball? They are simply playing with us so in the interests of democracy I am giving the local residents a chance to shift the feckless existing councillors and send a message to Westminster that they will be next in line for the great British public to rebel.

Birstall Parish has the usual low number of candidates due to the lack of interest so just attend the first council meeting and you can become a councillor with no problem and no election - I tried it but my face didn’t it so they had to call an election and lo and behold I was a councillor. Due to lack of democracy on the council they will have to do without me unless they suddenly change attitude.

But never fear I’m a candidate for the Borough Council just to give the electorate a choice from the main parties by standing to represent UKIP but I’m having to make sure that I only get enough votes to worry the Conservatives (there really is no choice up here!) without actually getting elected because I’ve done that before and it’s hard work to do it well. My work will be cut out as most I’ve spoken to believe that all politicians are two faced liars and say one thing just before doing something else. It may surprise you to know it’s more complicated than that, the most do what they are told rather than represent those who elected them - the disadvantage of the party system and when I was a Borough Councillor elsewhere I ended up as group leader of 7 Independents who left the party system for that very reason. Needless to say they were all good councillors of long standing (including a couple of Mayors!) but discarded by their parties and electorate sad but reality is the party get elected not individuals!

Staying on the same subject but from a different prospective I’ve been checking out the local press in my old stamping ground and it’s still full of letters moaning about everything from why does the local council own an run a golf course next to a an established one when the money raised by disposing of it could be used to benefit ‘normal’ residents to the usual parking restrictions put in near the station has displaced all day parkers. I’m sure local residents up here could get involved if only about the proposed Broadnook estate or lack of parking in the main shopping area (council still believe shopping centre is about a mile away) or even a local ‘runaround’ bus service.

I’ll tell you what, I’ll think about it and come back later with some suggestions.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

I’m back!

Sorry about the break in service but an unavoidable series of events caught up with me.

First it seems I had a death in the family, then I got poorly (most probably a reaction to said event as nothing is what it seems)as my medication caught up as I did more than I should have. Oh yes, then I was a candidate in the local elections but I’m pleased to say that the electors followed my advice to an extent by not being silly and electing me but simply just moaned and followed the herd and elected someone from their usual political party. Having said that, I could have done better and worry the Conservatives more but there you are.

As usual with cancer treatment, once things start to go wrong it takes ages to get back into kilter but I think I’m there now. With luck the treatment should be complete at the end of next month and I can spend the next months recovering (that’s the good thing about cancer treatment, it does drag on a bit). I can now get back to doing my exercises to get fitter.

Getting back to the recent election, I did say that down south where I came from, shall I just say the thinking hordes punished the conservatives with the Town Council being taken over by the Lib-Dems (about the same as us Independents did in 1995 and for similar reasons) and the Borough Council went the same way by getting a good working majority. See, it can be done all you need to do it actually care but you have to start thinking about it now if you want something different, as the established parties have had years to get organised. I will not mention the results locally as you don’t care enough (Parish Council not even enough candidates to make it worthwhile having a election) democracy is surly dead up here.

Go on, get interested!!!!  

Thursday, May 9, 2019

I beginning to think we are all losing the plot. I still (along with most people) cannot believe we were asked whether we wanted to remain in USE or leave. No conditions and the majority of those who voted said we should leave. So we now have to vote on the 23rd May to elect someone who don’t know who will represent a political party at an organisation in USE that we have already said we want to leave. The way things are going, if we don’t provide the right result you can expect calls to another USE election in an effort to get the right result.

Confused? You silly readers, you cannot be as those who know best (politicians) are just as confused and unable to make a decision.

What to do? If you vote for any of the main parties it may well provide sucker so they carry on the way they are. On the other hand you could do nothing or maybe go for the UKIP or Brexit candidate. The problem is although UKIP get us the referendum it seems we have let them down by not following through with support as Labour and Conservatives promised to carry out the result of the referendum (and we now know how that went), Brexit does not have the numbers so, although not well organised, could actually make the difference if we provided support - let’s say a peoples movement to change things!!

Friday, May 17, 2019

Oh look! Less than a week before we have a chance to vote for someone else we don’t know for a decision making opportunity in an assembly in a foreign country that we are supposed to be not part of (but are!) However if we actually leave by July then it would all have been a waste of time and they wouldn’t get lot’s of Euros because we are no longer a member of USE so couldn’t take their place.

Nigel must be wondering exactly what to do now, as he is being bankrolled by Mr Banks to get us out but I cannot see how taking the USE Euro will achieve that goal.

Mrs May has suddenly realised that Labour want something else and it does not include leaving USE. Their aim is to have another referendum then another etc., until their result gains a majority. I expect an election will be called and if the result isn’t to their liking declare it null and void because there is another lot of people who didn’t get a chance to vote so run it again (repeat until the ‘right’ result occurs)

As a result, she has lost the will to live and a new leader is needed. Isn’t democracy wonderful?

At the moment a number of contestants have shown their cards but it don’t solve the basic problem, which is how to convince 650 odd Members of Parliament to actually do what the electorate voted for (although by a small margin) and put their own views to one side. Then get on with sorting the resulting problems in the usual muddled British way! It usually works!

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