I know its a little late in the day and I’m slower to reflect on this, I just wonder had I not challenged, Thanet council officers, and asked them to check on Cllr. Stephen Broadhurst apparent attendance at the full council Meeting back in July whether he would have sent his post dated resignation.
Dane Valley residents will shortly have a chance to replace the councillor and frankly the choice looks stark indeed, Labour through arrogance and little effort last time round surrendered Dane Valley and the three seats to the Tories, through a lack of effort, I well remember receiving an invitation to vote Labour some hours after I voted during the last local council elections, not one Labour candidate had the gumption to canvass, least not in my street, unlike the Tory, Michael Jarvis who bothered to disturb the ambience of Flaig Mansions and since he made the effort got my vote.
Personally my heart is with the Liberal Democrats but they’re particularly weak to nonexistent in Thanet. Still at the other extreme it looks like BNP are making a play, for Dane valley, at the time of writing this I’m out the “office” but a couple of leaflets have been stuffed through my door and as with many fascist parties the slogans and arguments are not just seductive but compelling in my world and that of those I work with, its clear that the British working people have been sold out and side stepped by an arrogant “we know best” Labour elite, free education has been eroded, the tax burden increased and British workers undercut and sidelined for jobs by Labour politicians like our own Cllr. Mark Nottingham, who is all in favour of free flow of Labour in Europe, ignoring the fact that it has been and always will be mismatched and British workers foot the bill not wealthy taxpayer funded Eurocrats like he.
The strength of the BNP comes from the fact that a majority of working people, are all to aware that for the professional classes, mass migration, doesn’t effect them except for cheap plumbing etc, and for the boss class provides easily exploited east European workers.
Behind concerns that ordinary working people have, its easy for the BNP to make gains, their toxic racial agenda hidden and buried amongst the “jobs for Brits” policy.
Still I find the attitude of Labour (just ignore eastern migration) almost as repugnant, I wont embarrass the Ramsgate Labour politician who if anything I found more disturbing than some of the BNP muppets, claiming that British people couldn’t do many of the jobs done by foreigners, not only prejudiced but disloyal to his own electorate and people.
Between Labour and the Tories you can hardly get a cigarette paper on policy or aspirations, they both wish to look after and perpetuate a fixed class system that favours the middle classes at the expense of working people, and as I say it looks like the BNP are to contest the by-election when it eventually takes place only they’ll be pushing for working class votes but with their own agenda.
When the BNP refer to “British Jobs for British Workers” they I’m sure mean white European, Labour mean anyone who happens to be resident in Britain, the Tories don’t give a toss, and me I’d like to think British Workers are those of us who’ve paid taxes in over the years and either hold or qualify for a British Passport irrespective of genetic make up.
I know that Cllr. Clive Harts has had his crew deliver letters re Cllr. Broadhurst’s absence, the BNP are on the case with leaflet drops, Tories are understandably sheepish particularly given Cllr. Broadhurst’s “post dated” resignation ( whatever happened to post dated cheques), Liberal Democrats where are you.
Still if members of the electorate are willing to sign nomination papers I might have a go myself, lets face it courtesy of Ramsgates King of Sleaze I now have a slightly tarnished reputation, just the thing for a budding politician.