Saturday, April 28, 2007

On the campaign trail!

Today I will be out on the campaign trail again. The response on the doorstep is very positive, so I will be trying to get around as many doorsteps as possible!

Later I will be posting a Liberal Democrat campaign photo, in a bring your own litter and then clear it up shocker!

8 comments:

notyetavet said...

A life long Conservative, this year I tore up my Conservative card. I live in sheltered accommodation and until this week had a bus stop in front which took me to the hospital, the shops and the pub.That has gone and I have to get a taxi to the bus stop. Where are our two Conservative councillors for my Ward? Like my vote - gone. I am seriously thinking of joining the increased number of X regulars and voting BNP:).

Benedict White said...

notyetavet, I am sorry to hear that. Presumably your ward has Conservative councilors at the moment. Have you tried contacting them?

They may be able to do something to help.

Maggie Thatcher Fan said...

If you were as lifelong Conservative, then I suggest your reasoning is a bit awry. Did you seek out your local councillors to ask them about it, or did you just tear up your card in a fit of pique? Either way, it's ridiculous, your party affinity can hardly have been that strong.
If everyone tore up their membership cards every time something happened that they didnt like, there would be no members of any political parties. Phone up your counciollor and ask him first, or ring the Bus Company to find out why ?

Benedict White said...

Maggie Thatcher Fan, calm down old chap! I know what you mean, but that is just the way it goes.

The BNP will of course do nothing useful but hey ho, that does not seem to stop them getting votes.

Maggie Thatcher Fan said...

BW, I think it's just a case of throwing one's card away over a single point. I don't agree with everything David Cameron does, but in principle I support him. It's like a marriage, nothing ever runs smoothly forever, but you don't tear up the marriage contract just because something happens you disapprove of (unless of course it's lying about the IRAQ war). but over a bus stop moved, it seems a bit drastic, without investigating as to the reasons why...... and without talking to the local council /the Bus Company.
When I was a kid , the bus stop was moved to outside my house,it was a disaster for me, my job was to remove all the discarded bus tickets blowing around the garden. It's not always a blessing.....
I understand where our correspondent is coming from, but a knee jerek reaction IMHO is not always the best option.

Benedict White said...

MTF, I agree that a knee jerk reaction is not good, and I also agree that a party is a broad coalition.

I just don't get upset about it.

Maggie Thatcher Fan said...

overall i am sure you are right, but if i was going to tear up my party card, it would not be over a bus stop. I want the shower of shite who are New Labour out of office asap, and I am not going to jeopardise that over the siting of a bus stop.
I really think our correspondent should talk to our councillor(assuming he she is a Conservative before deciding on further action. I am sure you or I would help if the gentleman /lady would like us to assist.I would be happy to assist if asked.

Benedict White said...

MTF, I agree. As I said, any party is a broad church, but what is more a local authority has finite financial resource, so it is always worth checking out why a service has been altered.