BRUCE & TONY IN THE LYNDON
Sunday the 10th August has been a day of pottering about, doing a few jobs for 'er indoors this morning, then off to get Fred, my father-in-law who comes to spend Sunday afternoons with us, and then my favorite part of the day - a visit to the Lyndon House Hotel for a pint where we usually meet my brother, Bruce Bennett, his other half Christine and my old UKIP pal Tony Lenton who has been campaigning with me since our days in the Referendum Party in 1997 when he was my election agent. Malcolm McKenzie, my computer boffin (mentioned in an earlier post if you scroll down) has also been back to my home to finish off the work on my old Mac which is now working on the internet faster than ever - there were a few bottles of real ale for him as thanks for his efforts.
At the time of this posting I haven't had a lot of time to look through the Sunday papers, just a quick glance at the Mail on Sunday - there's not much in there just the usual gossip, I will digest the Sunday Telegraph later. However, there was an item in the Daily Mail on Saturday 9th August that caught my eye this morning when taking my press clippings, it was entitled: "Councillors could vote from the home or pub". Yes, some bright spark has decided it would be a good idea for our elected representatives if they can vote on matters of how they spend the many millions we Council Taxpayers place into their care while that are out getting plastered or watching football on the telly when their minds are on other things. This D.M. article stated that only one councillor needs to be in attendance. If my old mucker above, Tony was elected no doubt he would be the one they would choose to sit in the Council house on his own as he would be the 'Tony-one'! (Yes, I know, it's an old joke don't groan like that).
However, joking aside, this is actually a serious matter, it is down to moves like this that help to destroy and undermine our democracy as such a move would reduce the serious business of our elected offices to being meaningless. Mind you, when you see where this proposal has come from, which is the office of Hazel Blears, what else can you expect from such a meaningless Minister?