If what I am told is correct, and I have no reason to doubt the people who have told me, then there is a Labour leaflet doing the rounds which says that I am not only a liar but that the BNP have put graffiti on a street sign. They also allegedly say that the BNP should take the election more seriously. Hmmm. More on that later.
Now anyone who knows me is already smiling at the thought of me putting graffiti anywhere, but in the spirit of fairness I have trekked out this very evening (only heard this evening) to photograph the BNP stickers on the offending sign.
Now Paddiford Place is a nice secluded cul-de-sac within the district but hardly a thoroughfare.
You can see where I am going with this I am sure but just in case my point is this. It would not be worth myself, or any of my friends sullying either our own reputations or that of the British National Party by putting stickers on a street sign. Never mind one which few comparatively people pass.
Now this sign which has allegedly had stickers defacing it certainly has no trace of the shape of the stickers or the glue which held them in place.
“Maybe it has been cleaned”, I can hear you thinking. Hmmm. Look closely at the picture above. See the spots? Dead flies.
A closer look for the non-believers.
I have been and looked at this sign this evening and it has clearly not been cleaned because it is quite liberally covered with cobwebs, dead insects and just inn case you missed it at the bottom of the sign, real graffiti!
Having not been cleaned I would expect to see clear evidence of where the alleged stickers have been ripped off. There is none.
In my leaflet I said, and I quote, “It was interesting to see that at the recent anti-academy meeting organised by parents of Alderman Smith pupils I was the only Borough, County or prospective County Councillor in attendance”.
Look at the leaflet in its context. It is clearly headed as being material for the Stockingford and Arbury District By-election.
The closure of the school affects the constituents of six councillors from Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, One (already elected) member of Warwickshire County Council this being the Conservative who won at the first election, and no less than six candidates for this by-election.
Now as I am already a borough councillor and a candidate in the by-election and including myself that leaves twelve supposedly interested politicians who should be supporting the people of Stockingford and Arbury.
I did speak to Labour County Councillor Richard Chataway from Bedworth on the night. I was not even aware that he was in the room until the meeting had closed because he sat at the back and took no part at all.
Within the context to which the leaflet applies it is accurate.
From the twelve previously mentioned who either have responsibility for, or an interest in the district, I was the only one who bothered to make themselves available to attend this meeting, as I have attended all of the other meetings, because I have provided support and advice to the group as far as I can from the start!
As for taking the election more seriously I cannot believe the cheek.
Let us look at the matter of councillor training within Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council. So far this summer I have attended training courses and still have one to do. So far I have been the only member of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council in attendance. I have checked and I am the only one with their name down for the next one as well. There have been courses arranged which have had to be cancelled because no-ome at all has put their name down. Before anyone bothers asking where my name was I am not on all of the committees.
For anyone to accuse me of not being
serious is a farce!