Friday, November 28, 2014

Labours Islington culture reaches Thanet?

I'm not surprised by the attitudes and actions of Labour party toffs, the apparent contempt for working people exposed by the "White van man" tweet of demised shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry or leader Ed Milliband's inability to eat a sandwich as in the now famous "sandwich photos" in which he looks like a man being forced to eat raw kangaroo testicles.

Leaders of labour are remote and clearly out of tune with working people who as we all know generally only come out of at the election time.

I was emailed,  earlier in the week by former local councillor and Eurocrat(I presume that he's still working for a Labour MEP), Mark Nottingham (you may remember him for the calm way he took the news that Ian Driver ousted him as Labour candidate for his seat)  , his email enquired 

Dear Tony,

Will is having some professional photos taken on Friday - is there any chance he can do some in/around the train station ideally with people like your good self?

Maybe with your colleague you introduced me to?

Best wishes


Naturally I was, curious I rang Wednesday evening, unable to take my call, he sent a text message "Sorry in an event in Strasbourg"  I  replied suggesting that he enjoy before the UKIP hordes remove the UK from Europia.

Anyhoo Mark rang the following morning, he asked what Email? after I explained that I was a liberal party member albeit with a profound distrust and objection to the EU, he realised he'd sent it to the wrong Tony,  for some reason when I started a rant about out of touch and aloof Islington Labour, and the casual betrayal of working people the call disconnected.

Thank you Mark for reinforcing my deep distrust of Labour and my view that ordinary people are not listened to by Labour as for Will Scobie, I suggest you get a proper job and meet normal people before you try and represent the people of South Thanet otherwise you'll be just another idiot kno w nothing politician.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Is this what an Air head looks like?

The above is snipped from today's Telegraph website, reporting the superficiality of Britain's politicians, those we would hope would and could articulate and represent our beliefs and values in a professional manner.

Of course few if any of us are surprised that politicians are apparently supporting feminism by wearing T shirts "This is what a feminist looks like" ironically produced in some third world sweatshop by poorly paid women. 

An example of just how shallow politicians actually are, they live in a world they purport to be in touch with, they're more at home taking part in PR stunts, than engage with real people and real issues

The T shirts in question were produced for the charity The Fawcett Society committed to promoting the rights of women, who seem to have misplaced their trust, expecting suppliers to ethically source these T shirts, a bit like us expecting our politicians to represent us rather than themselves.