Well I’m blowed!

I have just received the Ineffable Davey’s letter to voters (the ‘handwritten’ one!) dated 1st May! I am  at a loss to understand why he’s put it out now. Perhaps our local LD ‘Focus’ Team only just got around to it!

Needless to say it is the usual diatribe against the Conservative party, which had been out of power nationally since 1997 and hasn’t had ‘control’ of Kingston since 1994. Not that Ed ever admits to that, of course.

It contains direct untruths in his own hand.

  • The Tories ‘tried to undermine my campaign to protect Health Services at Kingston Hospital.’ That ‘undermining’ consisted of getting undertakings from the person who is now Prime Minister and the one who is now Health Secretary that there would be no such closures. Davey did not get anything useful done. Helen Whately did.
  • He goes on to invent a story about Conservative proposals to ‘cut local schools’ funding.’ I’ve been racking my brains to think where he can possibly have got this from. The only conclusion I can arrive at is  – he made it up! This is on a par with all the other Lib Dem scare stories that proliferated during the campaign. But Davey has to take personal responsibility for these. They are in his own fair hand.

He goes on to say ‘I hope people know me well enough now……….’ Sadly, they evidently don’t – but some of us DO.


About pauljohnston

Elected as Conservative councillor in Surbiton Hill, Kingston upon Thames in 1998. Re-elected 2002 and 2006. Former parliamentary candidate in Lancashire and Birmingham. Ceased to be a Councillor (temporarily?) in 2010. Active among Residents' Associations in Surbiton Hill and among residents in social housing generally. Former teacher of History at St. Brendan's College Bristol and Head of History and Politics at the London Oratory School. Worked with Sutton Trust running summer schools for sixth formers at Oxford University from 1997-2000 aiming to improve uptake of places from pupils from state schools which sent very few applicants to Oxbridge.
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