Monday, 25 July 2011

Politics made easy

From an unknown source.

"I asked my friend's little daughter what she wanted to be when she grows up.
She said she wanted to be Prime Minister some day.

Both her parents, Labour supporters, were standing there, so I asked her,
"If you were Prime Minister what would be the first thing you would do?"

She replied, "I'd give food and houses to all those poor people on benefits."

Her parents beamed, and said, "Welcome to the Labour Party!"

"That's a worthy goal!" I told her, and continued, "But you don't have to wait until you're Prime Minister to do that.  You can come over to my house, mow the lawn, pull weeds, sweep my drive and I'll pay you £25. 
Then I'll take you over to that homeless chap who hangs out in front of the store. You can give him the £25 to use toward food."

She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, "Why doesn't the homeless man come over and do the work himself and you can just pay him the £25?"

I smiled and said, "Welcome to the Conservative Party."

Her parents still aren't speaking to me.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Young people can give grown ups a lesson sometimes

I was working with some year 8's last week and gave them an exercise on debate.

A young lad disagreed with the rest of the group he was in, but when it came to volunteering to be the representative of that group, put his hand up.

I asked him how he was going to speak passionately about a consensus he disagreed with.

He said "this is what the team decided and I am in that team so I now have to abide by that decision and make it work"

WOW! In one moment he had shown how the coalition government has to work. I said this and the whole class agreed that there is no other way, if there is to be an efficient government.

If they can get it, why do some voters have a problem with this? This is what team work is about, and if one doesn't feel they can do this then the door is always nearby.

LibDems are able to contribute with a flavour of their policies. Some are quite evident.

Feel free to comment, I'd love to hear you justify a different view

Wednesday, 20 July 2011


I am becoming increasingly concerned about the hysteria surrounding, do I need to say....

From the disgusting sight of an 80 year old being assaulted, to the politicising from Mr Bean, sorry Ed Milliband, we have totally lost sight of our most fundamental right to be assumed innocent until proven guilty.

When people are brave enough to whistle blow on something they see as wrong, I am sure that they expect a dignified and measured response to their claims on this basis. Their resulting stress does not need to be compounded by blood sucking sanctimonious lefties who think this will bring the government down with the rest. Shameful behaviour that should be shunned by the rest of us.

It is almost as if the victims in this are being elbowed aside in order for a few more people to get their mugs in the news.

Cameron has answered well today and represents a people that wants to see passion in our PM whilst maintaining dignity and eloquence.

I think the title Nasty Party has found a new owner (or was it them all along).

Friday, 15 July 2011

Working for You

I always said that we are better in administration than we are in opposition but I think we are about to prove that we can do both!
It is not our style to sleight the other parties and I will continue to publicise local Tories in a positive light rather than negatively highlight the opposition.
I managed to spot a Red Rose in Stoke Park (they don't deliver to my house of course) and I could not believe that it said we Stoke Park Councillors are taking our voters for granted. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact a resident copied me in on a letter he sent to cllr Ellesmere complaining at the lack of response from the labour rep for Stoke Park while pointing out that I responded in 4 days. I am not saying this to brag but merely to highlight how the other side will make things up. I am seen regularly walking around Stoke Park chatting to residents so they'll have to do better than that.
I am not playing that game. I intend to maintain dignity and integrity, and have better things to do like looking after our residents.

Have a great weekend and I for one am going to give myself a break from the the current national scandals!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

In opposition

The last few weeks have been interesting, being in opposition for the first time in my political life. As a confidence and performance coach, I always look for the advantages to every situation and I have found many in this particular one.
Firstly I have much more time on my hands in which to respond to resident's requests,
I can help to communicate to the Ipswich people via website and twitter,
And lastly I have so much more time for the businesses I run.
So keep a watchful eye here for my latest musings as they will be hotting up!