Thursday, April 16, 2009

Breaking News - Tory Leadership Challenge?


Crikey! A fairly reliable rumour has just reached the Eastcliff lugholes that there's likely to be an imminent challenge to the hegemony of our beloved Thanet Tory twosome, Sandy Beach and his deputy, Roger OBE-Wan Kenobi!

It's not the first time speculation about their departure has rocked the isle. But this time there seems to be a real momentum of discontent after Sandy and Roger's latest rap from the standards wallahs. Given the hostile nature of politics here on Kent's Ramsgate Peninsula, it's not surprising that Pleistocene Conservatives, who could probably hold their own in a bar brawl let alone the council chamber, have been kings of the Thanet jungle for the last million years. But if you hadn't noticed (they certainly haven't), they're rather out of step with Cuddly Dave and his chums, with their greenwash and mutterings of 'consensus politics'.

From a personal viewpoint I've made quite a few Fannit friends through this blog, a fair number of whom are Tories who've felt quite repelled by the vituperative nature of local politics and the old stylee emphasis on locking of horns, rather than getting together to take on the monumental task of pulling the area up by its bootstraps. So if a change at the top leads to more walk and less talk, I, for one, am all for it.

To gauge wider opinion, I've popped another of my 7 day polls in the sidebar on the right. It's a simple 'yes' or 'no' question - 'Should the current leadership bow out now?' Preferably gracefully, so we don't have to spend any more taxpayers' sponds on all that standards mullarkey!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pleistocene Conservatives? Don't you meanTriassic. Lets just hope that they are met with a major extinction event!

Anonymous said...

As a member of the good old conservative club, I would have to say you are fairly accurate, except for the fact that the main challanger is a dodgey old slapper who was not selected as a PPC and supported by a dodgey old dinosaur who's past his sell by date!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Says it all. The only challengers to the crusty old dinosaurs are a couple of crusty old dinosaurs. Tired old men haggling to have power over the lives of ordinary hard-working people.

Anonymous said...

So they may be replaced by Walter Mitty and his 'I'm a Dr so I'm important' mantra. oh joy...!

Anonymous said...

According to the Thanet Star website the "Doc" is too busy selling sexual stuff via his blog,
The cut and thrust of local leadership might be a little dull by comparison

rockyraccoon said...

Is the leadership Beyond our Ken ?

Or Bully Bill Hayton

Making a late run

Or mayhap the Master of Zen

Anonymous said...

still be better than the yobs currently in charge and maybe a bit of grey will train up a few of the whipper snappers - you've cheered me up! thought they were going to have to wait until the kcc elections to get a bloody nose and then challenge! wonder what stirred them into action.Doc will have to stop the nastiness on his blog and mark nottingham's he won't have to follow the leadership nastiness because it wont be there - old duffers they maybe but nice ones are better than vindictive spivs!please chuck out the no brain cells women in the cabinet (2 out of 3 of them!) - not a sexist remark but a truthful one!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the Tory Rock Doc Alastair Bruce could dig out a couple of fossils from Dumpton Bay. That should please the local Blue Rinsers!

Anonymous said...

I see Sandy has cast his vote in the poll

Ever hopeful said...

They can't go soon enough - like tomorrow?

Reasons to be cheerful said...

I echo the sentiment - can't go soon enough for me.

Anonymous said...

Fracking good riddance.

Anonymous said...

Only 6 votes in favour of keeping the t*ss*rs. I wonder which members of the cabinet haven't voted?

Anonymous said...

how sad the people are whom put this rubbish on the blog sight,just shows how low they will go to get there name in print or not in print this is why the country is in the state it is with remarks and words printed on this site