Time to get back on track…

Ok, so time for the Yank to get back at it… He’s had his rest watching the farcical train wreck that is the Conservative Party and the soon to be even more farcical attempt to convince the Europeans that the Maybot has the remotest modicum of sense or authority to act in the best interests of all involved in Brexit. The Maybot defined losing, and lose she did. No good jumping about later and saying “yes, but we got the most votes”… Maybe you did, but certainly didn’t get the most hearts, that guy who looks like Trotsky did… Worse still is that in 5 years time, that margin of your so-called victory will have died off, and then what will you do???  Exactly how could you lose to a Trotsky look-alike? Maybe he made a lot more sense than you, and just maybe he’d do a better job at what you do than you…

One of the first things you learn in business is how to listen. The consequences of not listening are direct and dire. Somehow, we seem to have a political generation who think listening is for pussies, does anyone actually care what they have to say about anything, especially as regards “strong and stable”??? Maybe when you are talking about French cheeses, but certainly not politics. Can anyone tell the Maybot that she is weak, pathetic, and dangerously unstable? By her staying in power, the Conservative Party sends the clear message down the line to Boroughs and Counties that weak, dangerous instability is just fine by them, as long as they get re-elected. In simple terms she/they have no dignity and no self-respect. Getting re-elected is all that matters…

Could the local torys be more out of touch???

When you look at the abysmal conduct of the torys here in Surrey Heath, you have to ask yourself, could you be any more out of touch than this??? You have to assume that these are living breathing humans who manage to put one foot in front of the other every day, but how could they so coldly  and stupidly do what they are doing?

Rocketing Council Tax

Up over 15% in 5 years, how could you possibly justify that?  What do we get for this? You’re right, nothing… Are the roads, schools, policing, etc. 15% better? Are we getting 15% more value? Is it costing them 15% more to do the same things? You’re right, it isn’t and it doesn’t… Oh, and they want another 15% from us next year. Madness???

Spending £178,000,000 on street lights and then turning them off to save £21,000

Yes, that’s right, a very few short years ago, they asked us to fund the replacement of all the street lights in Surrey because the new ones would be so much more energy efficient. So, we spend a fortune to save money and then we have to save £21K by turning the lights off. A stroke of genius, and the results of this genius?

  1. The elderly are scared crazy because they can hear things outside their homes and can’t see what is going on, they are almost all afraid to go out at night, especially as many of them are very light sleepers…
  2. the disabled and sight impaired are imprisoned because they just can’t do anything due to the fact that they just can’t see anything
  3. shift workers are unable to do all their work, as they can’t see when they are going to and getting off work and effectively can’t work
  4. crime is up, although we are unable to judge empirically this for a year after it happens, but you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand that you are giving criminals a free hand to do what they like. I am hearing dozens of examples on the campaign trail…
  5. The Council is demonstrating complete contempt for the “little people”

Abysmal state of our roads

No one contests this. But how could that be? A pothole costs £53 to fix and takes 3 minutes to complete. How could it be that these go on and on and on? There is absolutely no excuse for the state of our roads…

Fees at the Rubbish Tips

Here’s another stroke of brilliance on behalf of the Council. So, you tell “white van man” that he can’t go to the tip without paying, and guess how he responds??? Have you been out and about lately? Fly tipping is everywhere, there are now TV shows about it. This wasn’t broken, so the Council “fixed it”…

Hypocrisy 101

In America, when you go to University, the course titles for everything are followed by a number, usually signifying the degree of difficulty of the course work. So, the intro course for Economics would be Econ 101, etc.  So, it’s worth taking a look at the degree of difficulty of the simple hypocrisy being hoisted on the residents of Surrey Heath by their tory councillors, or as it is better known: Hypocrisy 101…

So, here is the blog about the hole that £500K/year of your Council Tax falls into: Camberley Theatre £500K Waste every year… 

So, we can’t afford to spend the £21K per year to protect the elderly and disabled, but we can waste £500K to entertain those few people who actually use this antique. When pushed, they always come up with a robust defence for the half million pound waste, but you don’t see any of them dipping into their pockets to pay for it do you? Why would they when they can dip into yours??? Wait till you see what happens in Hypocrisy 102, guarantee your shorts will fit a bit tighter…

The sun is rising and the path is straight…

IMG_1213Every once in awhile things become very clear for you. Today is one of those days.  The sun is up, and the path is straight. Whilst out on the campaign trail today, a constituent gave me and shared with me the document masquerading as a manifesto of my opponent. Dozens of people on the doorstep today have told me that they are beginning to realise that the local Tory party is failing miserably. Her plan, by priority is:

1-increase and fix rail services to Waterloo: the possibility of her having any affect on this one way or the other is asymptotically approaching zero.  She would have neither the position or ability to do this, and further the decision has already been made, the service is being currently downgraded, there’s just no demand.

2-excellent schools: her daughter goes to private schools, she doesn’t even know that the main primary school in the Ward had a pass rate in the last results (6 weeks ago) of 41%, with a background of a 61% pass rate nationally. It’s broken, and she doesn’t even know it. But then how would she?

3-roads and pavements: the single biggest road issue in Camberley West is the bus lane on the A30. So where do you stand on this? That’s right, wherever the party tells you to… Why not just tell the people what you are really doing… Nothing…

4-supporting young people: what does that mean? A warmed over meaningless platitude with no commitment whatsoever…

5-supporting the vulnerable: what does that mean? another warmed over meaningless platitude that means nothing…

6-excellent local services: what does that mean? another warmed over meaningless platitude that means nothing…

My opponent’s entire proposal for Camberley West is one thing she couldn’t influence even if she wanted to, one thing she knows nothing about and is failing right under her nose, and 4 things that are meaningless platitudes that mean nothing… And where is my opponent even as this is written? Yes, Australia on holiday, she isn’t even campaigning…

Kevin, we will miss you…

Today we heard of the unexpected passing of a thoroughly great bloke, Kevin Cantlon from Surrey Heath.  Kevin was instrumental in helping us get the Frimley Business Association off the ground.  He always projected and attitude of “nothing is too much trouble”…  He came to meetings even if he was off and supposedly on holiday, he was totally committed to us.

Kevin, we have no idea what happened, as you were incredibly chipper just a few weeks ago, and we would like to do something for your family. Blessings our friend…