Honeyballs and Ladymanballs.
I’ve been rather taken aback at the messages of support and encouragement for Independent MP.
Like most people in Thanet I knew the council and MP’s were failing the public and it just seems to be of a depth of discontent that I’ve never heard of in Britain.
It’s not like this in other regions.
Thanet is in the bottom 10% of councils and deprivation in UK. After decades.
Suspending council tax and rebates seems sensible if a region is completely failed with no plan for improvement as at Thanet.
We have a complete failure of the politicians and senior civil servants in Thanet.
Now in the run-up to the MEP and Town Council elections in June, the politicians are stirring looking for “good news” hence sudden announcements of ferries and so on.
Thor has taken me off track a little from policy - with almost 20 years of failure to prevent mercury poisoning of the soil and water.
And not a peep pout of our councillors or civil servants.
As with ChinaGate. As with Manston. As with 500 tonnes of industrial solvent removed from the soil at Sericol.
Not a peep. No mention in Thanet. No mention in Westminster and none in Brussels.
No policies. Nothing.
Failed. Failed. Failed.
Now we have the strange issue of the Party machine parachuting not just candidates like Laura into the region to toddle into a safe seat for years of sycophancy and silence, but now we have extra support from the MEP’s to the region.
Cllr Mark Notttingham works full time as an assistant for Mary Honeyball, London MEP but is also some kind of cheerleader for Ramsgate Labour and Steve Ladyman.
Aside from wasting public money doing a District job on MEP time there’s the scandal of using MEP time to boost a UK election.
And to soak up a District role that should be allocated to a citizen who wants to serve Northwood.
How can the local butcher, baker, candlestickmaker represent their own town or ward if the Party machines are excluding them?
That’s not democracy.
Something is wrong in British democracy when the Party machines take over seats meant for the public – and then use them as fake “double mouthpieces”.
Cllr Nottingham speaks on Kent issues, then Europe issues but he’s a single paid Party stooge doing it for Party political purposes.
I’ll be writing to Ms Honeyball MEP for details of exactly what and at what cost M. Nottingham provides for the UK or European electorate.
Mary Honeyball seems to work hard on EU issues but this seems beyond the pale and exactly the kind of election thievery that Labour was originally formed to prevent in giving the public a voice not the political professionals.
Resignation from one role for M. Nottingham, or at least to act on a voluntary, unpaid basis seems eminently sensible.
They never do though do they? Love the rosette and the money too much to make it as Independents.
I’ll also call on Laura Sandys to detail her payments from the Conservative Party or think-tanks.
To his credit, Steve details MP expenses better than most although I will improve on this as MP.
2 Labour salaries funded by the Trade Unions and the public to simply boost Labour across the UK and Europe?
Sweetener deals of £25,000 for ChinaGate planning permission funding Ramsgate Labour Party?
No wonder democracy is rotten in Thanet if we have these parachute candidates dropped in and simply boosting the failed organisations.
Steve cannot win after a decade with only a 700 vote majority, and this kind of Euro-boosting does no credit to his final weeks and months.
A little later this week: I’ll map out future policy on Electoral reform to remove these rotten boroughs methods from Britain’s elections and create a 21st century region and nation.
Time for Change.