- 03-05-2012, 01:23 #11
Councillors, money grubbing cnuts the lot of them.
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- 03-05-2012, 01:31 #12"If a terrorist organisation wanted to knock out the moral compass of Britain, all they'd have to do is to kill 100 celebrities at random. The entire country would have an instant nervous breakdown."
- 03-05-2012, 02:28 #13
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I will be voting for my local independent councillor, Tony S-------.
He actually seems to care about his constituents and - if contacted - will try and resolve problems. His election literature is simple, straightforward, lists his achievements for the past few years and does not attack his opponents. If there is a systemic problem in any part of his ward he will actually come round and talk to the householders.
By way of contrast, I only ever hear from the mainstream candidates when there is an election - and that is usually confined to putting a leaflet through my door. Those leaflets invariably attack Tony S------- for not doing his job - which only increases my contempt for the local parties.
No contest who I'll be voting for.
- 03-05-2012, 02:44 #14Mr_TiggerGuest
Since for the few that vote - and don't have a family member/ close friend standing - it is just one big referendum on Westminster leaders, As such I am betting on UKIP making waves and the Limp Dems getting a shoeing.
More importantly, Nick Clegg's wife: How did the cowardly twit pull that one off? I am guessing there is some very 'alternative' sexual dynamic going on there. My speculation however probably say more about this c/s than it does about either of them.
- 03-05-2012, 03:17 #15
I've had the lot of leaflets, way too many. But it's the usual story, in local elections the candidates talk of national issues and what their views are. Nothing relevant.
What they certainly will never do is say things like; "I have qualifications, skills and experience in Housing [for example] and that's the council position I wish to fill." Why don't they say these things? Because they don't have any such qualifications, or skills, or experience. Instead they get elected and end up with jobs they know nothing about. It's just like electing a gardener to be a mechanic because he's a nicer bloke than someone else. It would not happen in industry or business, but it does happen at every election, and few ever question this.
I have had the unfortunate experience of seeing Southend-on-Sea council in meetings and on other occasions. Their sheer ignorance and incompetance has to be witnessed to be believed!Electronic copy. Signed on the original...
- 03-05-2012, 08:03 #16
- 03-05-2012, 08:22 #17
I'll be popping down the road to spoil my ballot shortly.
- 03-05-2012, 08:41 #18
Franchise well and truly exercised. As stated above, I can complain for the next x years knowing that I have every right to.Guinness. It's the first food group.
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- 03-05-2012, 10:18 #19
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Yes the elections will be on BBC all day, probably. Interesting stuff, if only to see which bunch of wankers will be riding the next ego trip near you.Never tell your problems to anyone...20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them
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- 03-05-2012, 10:39 #20
No voting cards, no candidates visiting, no leaflets.......In fact I wonder if I've already postal voted without realising it?