Monday, 23 June 2008

My Thoughts on a Thug

If you agree with me then feel free to copy this image and put it on your own blog.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

My Deepest Condolences

As the elder brother of a soldier currently serving in Afghanistan my heart goes out to those families who have recently lost loved ones there.

This week I have also known very well the sick feeling that goes into the pit of your stomach when an announcement comes through that someone from the armed forces has been killed in action or injured over there.

I hope that there will lessons learned and fewer soldiers will lose their lives. May the Ministry of Defence work harder and faster to improve the quality of the protective kit out there.

Good luck to the lads and lassies out there who are doing a great job.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

I'm Still Very Much Alive!

Several months after my last blogpost I'm delighted to say that I'm still very much alive and kicking and still working away in Croatia for another couple of weeks. Perhaps some people near Folkestone might not be so happy to hear that.....

I have to ask myself the question when I get the news from home "what the hell is going on?". No, I'm not talking about the Triennial in the town, which is very welcome and hats off to all involved for such an inspired effort. I have to ask myself "what the hell is happening to the Shepway Lib Dems?". Perhaps I shouldn't really care anymore as a member of the Bromley and Chislehurst Local Party but I have to say that I am getting less and less comfortable keeping silent when things appear to get worse and worse.

How many more lost long standing members? How many more lost Councillors? I also have to say that the PPC selection left more questions open than it answered. Does Neil Matthews sleep with a copy of "Il Principe" under his pillow?

OK, so, Season Prater got a bridgehead onto Sandgate Parish Council and hats off to her. She has really run well with the issue of Sandgate's status.

Geoffrey Boot really should make up his mind about whether he wants a base in Sandgate or to have another go for the Tynwald I suspect that the result of the local referendum on Sandgate's Parish/Town status has given him his answer.

But these are minor distractions from the core concern. How much longer will the national party continue to ignore the serious issues that face the Shepway Lib Dems before they finally get serious and start to act on some of the concerns that I and several others raised last year? Or are they really confortable with the Party disappearing down the drain?

P.S. I'm not going to publish anonymous comments so the usual hatemongers should have the courage of their convictions and say who they are. You aren't as anonymous as you think you are anyway.