Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Local Conservatives have nothing positive to say

Less than two days to go until polling day. I just noticed that I haven't had a shave for approaching three days now which suggests that I am busier than I thought I was. It has also got to the point in the campaign where my "canvassers throat" is kicking in and I sound like I am smoking 20 a day.

However, as election day approaches everything was starting to fall into place -- support holding, people lined up to help on election day, printing etc -- and my stress levels were starting to fall. But then I saw the recent Conservative leaflet "It makes no difference if you vote Green or Red", the sole purpose of which is attacking the Green Party and my stress levels shot up again.

However, once I got over the initial annoyance that they had printed such lies, rubbish and twisting of the facts, it sunk in that the reason that they have done this attacking us rather than Labour is that they have realised that it looks like we are about to get a second Green councillor elected displacing a Conservative. My stress levels then started to come down again.

The content is so laughable I don't think that it is even worth responding to. Suffice to say that they couldn't even think of one positive thing to say about themselves.


alabama whirly said...

exactly, particularly the comment re squatters.. what a load of baloney

Adrian Windisch said...

It is an odd approach to politics. Being in opposition means ocasionally voting against the ruling party, if there is more than one oposition then they may both vote the same way.

This is what the conservatives and LD do when in opposiion. How odd that they seem to thing its a criticism in others.

Cllr Wills repeats these slurs here, http://richardwillisuk.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/a-look-back-at-the-reading-local-election-campaign/#comments

Cllr Swaine here http://waswasere.blogspot.com/2011/04/waste-of-space.html