Every week in the Nuneaton News the leader of the council has his own column. At last weeks full council meeting the new Mayor was installed for the year as was the new Conservative leader, Cllr Peter Gilbert.
Part of the new leaders column reads as follows: -
I have been a member of the council for three years and this time has given me many great experiences.
I have had the opportunity to work with people who have different political beliefs.
There will always be issues that divide us and we at times will have different views on the direction the council should take, but the one thing that the majority of people who are elected to represent have in common is the belief in democracy.
It is not always a perfect system and sometimes a minority of people who are attracted to politics don’t have proper intentions.
Our democracy was hard fought for and it is the job of those who are elected to reaffirm the trust and the bond with the people who go to the ballot box.
Are my eyes deceiving me or is this Tory having a pop?
I must take him to task on his use of the word ‘minority’ in this context.
So far in this election I am aware of full colour glossy leaflets delivered by the Labour party as well as canvassing sessions attended by councillors where the only topic of conversation is, “Don’t vote BNP! If you can’t vote for us vote Conservative”.
Labour are not alone in this. A Conservative candidate in the Warwickshire County Council elections was today out on the streets saying pretty much the same thing to one of our potential voters.
Looks like life under our new council leader could be rather lively.
While I am on the subject and the timing could not have been better.
Conservative Run Brentwood Council Enforce Censorship on BNP Billboard says the headline of the article on the BNP website.
In a move that I cannot help but describe as fascist the Conservative controlled council of Brentwood in Essex have made council workers paper over a British National Party advertisement for the European Union elections.
Here is a snippet from the article: -
The fascist Conservative Party in Brentwood, Essex, has ordered the British National Party’s billboard in their town to be covered up in a blatantly illegal act of censorship.
This magnificent billboard in Brentwood, next to a very popular town centre car park, had already drawn comments from the local and national press.
So when is democracy not democracy? When the Conservatives or their best friends in the Labour party are taking care of it!