Presumption in Postal vote letter

Dr Therese Coffey says in one paragraph “Elections here can be close”.

Later on in the letter she says “I will continue….” “In the next Parliament I will……”.

Doesn’t she mean “Should I win I will continue” and “Should I win in the next Parliament I will…”

Lib Dems will never disrespect democracy or take people for granted.   Our candidates are the hardest workers in the Parlament.  Should our candidate win they will involve themselves with the constituency.

Not Cyphers

“I reserve the right to take an independent action for the interests of my constituents but against a group decision” I paraphrase but a campaigner protested that an agent had a bust up with this campaigner because this campaigner insisted that an item of election literature contained something like this phrase. Why is this controversial? It’s a given.
Liberals are rebels. Someone might know, if they know me, I have experience of this. Sometimes it turns bad, there are mechanisms for coping with this. Acting for the people is after all what good campaigning is about.

dogs and people

The knack is to put the leaflet through the door very quickly.  I have been injured in the past.  Hopefully not in this election.

Talked to a few people.  Some people were very helpful.  Most people knew what we were doing and don’t resent it.

General Election begun

Parliament is prorogued and a general election has been called, the campaign proper has begun at last and more importantly will soon be over.

One little bit of annoyance is the video I watched of Martin Freeman.  Whilst I like him on a personal level he goes through a number of things he could say and sums it up as about values.

The lib dems had the values of not abandoning the country after the last election.  Our values are service to the country.  We  believe in freedom fairness and opportunity for all.  Our ministers have proved that they can provide good government if asked in the future.  The coalition proved  that such ways of governing work even at the highest level.  Whatever the result of the election is I am sure that things will work out

Recently I have moved from Eastbourne in East Sussex to Martlesham in Suffolk.   The countryside is beautiful, the people are friendly and helpful.  New challenges are opening up.

Sam Cam re autism : what’s that about

I saw on Sky News that Sam Cam has been involved in this issue.

Why? We do not have a presidential system in this country.

All she can claim to be is a rich bint who married a politician, David, who later became the Prime Minister and can do cabinet government (which apparently even idiots can do)

She has nothing to do with autistic kids. She should leave them alone chiefly because, they should not be used, she does not understand them.

Breaking news : Politicians suffering from foot in mouth disorder

Apparently they want to re-classify people with mild SEN (Special Educational Needs) to having not got SEN.

As a person with SEN, which since I have difficulty handwriting, I have to admit to. I don’t understand this. Surely sometimes kids need help. The best way not to stigmatize or label people is to just let the educational system get on with it. One unfortunate result of what they are saying might be that we brush problems under the carpet, small steps might be missed which might help the situation.