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Saturday, 23 April 2011

Tally Ho ! it is election time.

What is it with some people when it comes to election time. A few days ago I received some literature through my door and to my surprise I saw the word "scum" in reference to opponents used in Independent election literature. Then on page 11 in the Thanet Gazette (22/04/11) there is a Independent quote "other candidates from political parties aren't worth voting for" . Call me old fashioned, but I always thought that all candidates are worth voting for and it is what they stand for and represent and will do if elected is what elections are all about.
Sometime ago the government did some excellent adverts how people behave when under the influence of alcohol quoting that they would not behave like that if they were sober. Well the same behaviour I think does apply to some people and candidates when it comes to politics and election times, they behave badly.
Even blogging has this infection, a fine example being the way Cllrs Clive Hart and Sandy Ezekiel have been personally attacked over the years. Personally, I would love it if the authors of the blogs Bignews and Thanetlife were not elected to TDC. On the other hand I hope blogger Dave Green gets in with a thumping majority, but then I would say that.

7 comments:

Readit said...

Nothing to do with the fact that you are contesting the same ward for the Labour party, then?

Tony Beachcomber said...

Thank you readit, I was wondering how long it would take before someone would cotton on that I am also a candidate in the same Ward. It looks like you got there first.
Yes, I am a Labour Party candidate and anyone who votes for me is voting for the Labour Party and Labour party policies and I conduct myself to Labour Party rules.

Tony Beachcomber said...

While on my personal profile, I have been a Labour Party member for 28 years, a Trade Unionist all my life and I am currently a RMT union rep and most important of all I am a socialist.

Readit said...

And I'm a voter in your contested ward and will be voting for Frank.

Tony Beachcomber said...

And ?

Actualy I saw Frank last night and is was a case of good luck, we have known each other for years.

Retired said...

Best of luck.

Standby for groan humour

"Well I heard of a Flemish bond,

And I heard of an English bond and even an English garden wall bond

But now I hear of rival candidates in Thanet being right so civilized

That must be a Ward bond ? "

Tony Beachcomber said...

Groan,,,,,,,,,,, and goodnight from him.