Thursday, May 06, 2010

Why I Won't Be Voting Today

Well let's face it, it's a rum choice on the Ile de Thanet.

I usually vote on local rather than national issues, which makes the Tories round here unelectable. Besides, I can't help thinking that bum-faced Dave and his Bullingdon chums cooked all this up back at Eton and Oxford twenty years ago. They're still the Nasty Party in my book, and nothing I've seen emanating from their slavering Thanet adherents has convinced me otherwise. Quite the reverse in fact.

Our incumbent Labourite, Dr Steve Ladybloke, might be a better choice. But I'm haunted by visions of that £25,000 donation to his constituency association by the island's uber-millionaire Ken Wills, just ahead of Our Ken getting planning permission for China Gateway. Dr L seems hell bent on 'JOBS!' at any cost, not least to our lovely local environment. Then there's the small matter of him calling me a liar over that Eurof*****s debacle last November (we're still waiting for their ship to come in, Steve!)

Ordinarily I would vote Lib Dem. But the candidate here has been parachuted in from god knows where and clearly doesn't have the foggiest about local issues. He's the only one of all the major Thanet candidates who didn't rule out Manston night flights like a shot in my Election Question Time. Clearly he's out of touch, or, more likely, was never in touch in the first place. He would, however, provide me with endless comedy material for the next five years, simply because of his name.

UKIP? Nah.

So I'll be writing STUFF THE LOT OF YER! on my ballot paper when I toddle round the corner to the polling station later on. When the booths close at 10pm I'll have full analysis of my election poll, and be telling you who you'll be waking up to in No 10 tomorrow morning!

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes the Tories are noxious but you ought to have some sympathy with public school system.

Labour might call for jobs at any price but its only a cosmetic thing with them, so long as they can screw money out of the taxpayer Kay sara sara. Crikey the best your ladyboy can come up with is an endorsement from some dead beat no hope long forgotten Lib.

"I usually vote on local issue" which is why you bore us witless with the down from london bull

"I would ordinarily vote Lib Dem" except if you read your own blog you never do.

your one pompous tit full of hypocrisy keep up the good work.

Liar surely not well maybe

Malaprop said...

This is a tough one. I quite like Ladyman. I always get a response when sending an outraged email and normally very well reasoned responses. However, I cannot stomach Brown in No 10 any more.

Anonymous said...

Please cast a vote for Steve Ladyman for us poor sods in Cliftonville. It's been shifted over from Roger Gale's patch and it means we've got a better than usual stab at reversing the boarded-up misery of the streets round here. The last thing the deprived areas of Thanet need is Tory rule.

Richard Eastcliff said...

Clearly a disappointed UKIP supporter at the top there who's decided to adopt the charmingly witty persona of Tony Flaig as a vote winner!

Anonymous said...

I hate the tories but, Laura Sandys has put the hours in campaigning , unlike Stephen Lazyman .

We had two doorstep visits from Ms Sandys and was a good sport whilst my wife berated her for twenty minutes . Labour have not been in evidence at all and nothing through the door , I really think he has given up.

11.40 dear chap I think you mean che sara sara, even more proof that you chippies out there really need to work on your education, or at least invest in spell check.
Meanwhile stop leaning on your shovel and get digging

Anonymous said...

A vote for Laura Sandys then ECR!

Anonymous said...

Or even 'che sera sera'.

Ladyman hasn't put in the hours? Well,

1)he was an MP until the election was called so he, unlike Ms. Sandys, had a job that kept him in London on our behalf Monday to Friday.

2) Who is the person I've been slogging round the S. Thanet streets with then? Obviously not Dr. Ladyman, then just an impersonator.Steve has been out morning and evening every day since the election was called but perhaps you weren't in when he called.

Unlike Ms. Sandys, Labour doesn't have a wealthy benefactor prepared to pour £thousands into marginal seats.

I've heard Ms. Sandys has tended to stick to the safe Tory areas which may be why she's canvassed some areas more than once.

Anonymous said...

Nothing through the door? Lucky you. I've had more than enough from everyone although only the one the postman brought from UKIP.

Anonymous said...

Que sera sera in Spanish, che sara sara in Italian. Though the Italian version isn't gramatically correct. I shall be voting for "Highspeed Steve".

Anonymous said...

I agree that Labourman has been invisible as has Libdemman but on the other hand Torywoman has been far too visible she has been driving around all day blaring out Land of Hope and Glory!

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen Sandys at all or had a leaflet. Obviously Cliftonville isn't her cup of tea. Probably a taste of things to come...

Anonymous said...

Send the lot of them up in a plane towing a banner behind them is what I say. And see where in Thanet it falls.

Anonymous said...

Tony Flaig really is an out and out turd. He wasn't good enough to get into a public school, he wasn't good enough to run a business, and now he thinks he's god's gift to Thanet and the working classes 'cos he shovels sh*t on the railway.

What an advert for the Lib Dems.

Anonymous said...

Actually it is ballast not sh*t.

Anonymous said...

If the Cons get in he may not have a job on the railways for much longer.

Crossrail, track upgrades on the West Coast mainline and the Liverpool-Manchester rail link, the Thameslink programme as well as high-speed rail have all been big ticket items for the present government.

The Libdems also are also committed to the railways.

The Cons just wont say where they stand but this is the con they are playing in many areas.

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Anonymous said...

I am a life-long Labour voter. I believe in the ideology and principles on which the Labour Party is founded and on which its polices and approach to government are based. I am part of their "hard core" as many others are part of the Tory hard core. I respect their point of view and I think it is fair to expect them to respect mine.

This does not mean that I am entirely happy with everything Labour does or says, nor does it mean I reject everything that comes from the Tories.

What annoys me is the lack of respect that comes across on local blogs, including of late Big News Margate. Views advanced by anyone who is not a Tory are lambasted and ridiculed. There is usually a long flow of insults - not just over the policy differences but presuming to attack the person as well. Often it involves questioning the mental, social or employment status of the commentator. It stinks.

If you look on Simon Moores's Zentelligence site, he bleats about the treatment he claims - no proof ever offered - he and his family suffered from hostile local bloggers. He refers to the slander/libel position, and suggests that those who criticised him were mentally disturbed in some way. Again, where is the respect.

Oh that we could drive out those who counter others' opinions not with reasoned argument but with vitriolic personal attacks, and threats of goodness knows what legal action. Sadly, this comes almost entirely from the political right, the representatives of which are simply bullying thugs.

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Richard Eastcliff said...

Do put a sock it in Tony, there's a good fellow.

You had your say at the top of the comments, now shut your big fat ugly gob and fuck off before I plaster your name and address over every biker forum in the south east.

Anonymous said...

So Tony Flaig is now restricting comments on his blog. Oh dear. He is out of his depth with his attempts at political analysis and argument. He is self-opinionated and mouthy but folds, and gets defensive and hostile, when he is challenged or asked to produce evidence to support his claims. He says he does not speak for the Lib Dems, which is probably a good thing - from their point of view!

Malaprop said...

Well said ECR. Had a look at Me Flaig's blog but seemingly he is anxious to avoid posters he does not know.

Richard Eastcliff said...

Well, to be fair on the fat twerp, I've initiated comment moderation as well to stop him spouting his drivel here.

If he doesn't calm down soon I'm afraid he'll give himself an aneurism.

Anonymous said...

http://www.hamcmanchester.co.uk/

Anonymous said...

My letter Box leaflet count as follows

Labour 1
Conservatives 7
U kip 1
Lib dem 0

Laura has worked very hard i have never seen lazyman in Broadstairs in 13 years