Not me mate…

So, our mayor Valerie White has been bitten by Twitter… Turns out she didn’t  intentionally post the story about the Asian Escorts moving into Camberley, especially in her role as Mayor of Surrey Heath. But the story very definitely did come from her account…

The lesson? No matter what your kids tell you about how much they think they know about Social Media, don’t believe them, find out for yourself or you will pay dearly.  Unless,of course, you actually don’t mind this sort of thing, then you get what you get.  Was Valerie misquoted? No. Did she intend to promote Asian Escorts in Camberley? No…  Does she regret that someone could do that to her? Absolutely yes. If you don’t know what you are doing on Social Media, Get some help…

On the bright side it gave me the chance for a very pleasant chat with Valerie today…

Mayor Announces Arrival of the Asian Escort Club for Camberley

So, this morning I spotted this tweet from our Mayor where she has announced the launch of the Asian Escorts service for Camberley, wow what an addition to the town, just what we need… Not…

I know she announces new businesses in Camberley, but I didn’t realise that there were that many places in Camberley which require this. And not only that, I thought she had an escort??? Dude where are you???

 

And exactly what do you do?

This really is the question of the day…And just exactly what is it that you do? Have meetings, listen to presentations? Talk to your advisors? Practice your dance moves for the Barwell shuffle?

Honey, whatever you are wasting your time at, it’s not working… Start with something simple, go and install smoke alarms in the other towers in spitting distance from Grenfell. There a virtual flood of documentaries tonight about the other 4,000 tower blocks with the same problems as Grenfell. And, 5 days later there is still almost no one “in charge”…

So, do the right thing, get some adults in who will do something…

It really is time to start over now…

There is no good way for bad leadership to come to an end, other than just to end.  We awake this morning to yet another disaster in London, this time someone deciding to take it out on Muslim worshippers in Finsbury Park.  Some very bizarrely confused person thinks that you can take justice into your own hands  and somehow “fix” anything. But it is  actually quite a bit worse than that, citizens now feel that they cannot and will not get any justice from the government, so they’re saying quite clearly “we’ve had enough”.

Bizarrely, the Prime Minister used that very phrase just a week ago when she said “enough is enough”.  But the ongoing saga of incompetence has reached a whole set of incredible lows this morning  with so many stories that are all now beginning to blend together into one giant continuous nightmare.  And on top of that, this morning, is the front page interview with the Chancellor talking extensively about how incompetent the prime minister is. What?  One of them needs to go today, this very day…

The difficult thing of course is that it all spirals back to the concept of belief. If you don’t believe in anything then you can’t lead anyone.  If all you believe in is getting elected again, then  you don’t actually believe in anything and the whole thing falls apart.  We have a whole group of people in parliament whose only belief is in getting elected again, it’s not surprising that they are unable to lead anyone.

We need leadership based on Belief…

It would be pretty hard to imagine how our prime minister could last for the next few days before she is tossed out.  We have a system here which forces, ultimately, the leaders to actually lead. It appears that if 48 of the MPs tell her that she needs to go, then that’s it.  But the problem is, it’s  damn difficult  to find any leaders who can actually lead. It seems that everyone has to have a giant coterie of advisors telling them everything they need to do. That’s okay except now we live in a real-time world.  Now you have to know what to do, you can’t be off asking people and advisors all the time. The fact that the Queen and members of the Royal Family are visiting this disaster every day and she cannot be bothered to even speak to the residents on-site  says it all.

The real crisis in the Conservative party now is: so are there any leaders out there?  But, the central problem here is that to lead you have to have Belief.  Belief in something other than how much you want to be in power. The Conservative party had five pillars of its ideology and belief, which Margaret Thatcher articulated in her now famous interview with Maurice Saatchi.  Where is that now? It seems that 99% of the current Conservative party doesn’t even realise that there are five pillars to its ideology.  You can’t have leaders unless you have leaders who believe in something.  Somehow we’ve gotten to the position where we glorify leaders who don’t actually believe in anything and accept everyone’s belief in everything.  Nice idea, but it doesn’t work in the real world, and certainly not in this one.  It is time for us to have leaders who lead based on belief, that’s it…