Sunday, May 13, 2012

The New Statesman

According to an exclusive newsflash on the 'TIG' website this afternoon, not only might I be challenging Bob Bayford as Leader of the Conservative Group next week but I harbour secret ambitions to become an MEP as well!

This revelation comes as news to me, particularly as the Conservative group had its AGM last week and there was no change of Leader, despite the wishful thinking or equally fevered imagination of  Councillor Worrow.

Better still, in order to become an MEP, one has to be rather high-up on on the candidates list - as well as being on it - and in pole position to knock-off one of the sitting MEPs, who won't be that keen on sacrificing those long and tedious lunches in Brussels, together with one of Europe's most generous public-sector pensions, regardless of  which political party you happen to represent.

I see that I'm lucky enough to be parodied in the video clip below, with that 80's Conservative icon, Alan B'stard. I'm quite certain, that given the confused state of Westminster politics and with the LibDems sharing a seat in Government, rather a lot of unhappy people in this country, might vote for him today, if that is, he happened to be a real political character. Maybe next year!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

If only you'd become a mayor in your youth.

simon moores said...

A lost opportunity.. I was too busy neglecting my studies and doing what most young men in their early twenties enjoy most.. err.. playing tennis that is!

Tom Clarke said...

Does John Worrow's hatred of the party, whose good offices he was pleased to use in order to get elected, know no bounds. Not content with seeking to sow rumours of discord in the ranks, he also also plays the leadership challenge game.

Have we not heard similar rumours relating to Milliband, Clegg and Cameron in various articles in the media over recent months. One does not have to be clairvoyant to know that in politics no leader is ever totally secure, especially when things go a bit awry.

Not long ago, of course, TIG were claiming that Thanet Conservatives were way out of step with the modern forward looking Conservative party elsewhere. I see Canterbury Conservatives have now joined our Thanet club so is this some creeping infection spreading upwards through Kent. Who knows though I suspect anyone who speeks out against equal marriage is likely to be so branded.

If you don't think like the Tiggywinkles you are out of date it would seem.

Disgusted from Birchington said...

Cllr Worrow reminds me of the saying "every time I open my mouth some fool speaks!!!" he has the audacity to say that he had no option but to leave the Conservatives because of their leadership and then states in the Gazette that"local politics in Thanet is changing for the better" not where I am standing old son.Perhaps you would like to tell all the good folk in Birchington South who voted for you and for a Conservative Council, as I am sure they do not share your views, I for one certainly don't it was a betrayal of those who voted for and put their trust in you, if you could not stand the heat in the Conservative political kitchen the honourable thing to have done was to resign, but then what you really wanted was the "Leaders Badge", what a sad day for Birchington

Anonymous said...

I read that they have a "zero tolerance against fraud" how laughable is that when Worrow has fraudently got all those to vote for him under the tory banner just to jump ship -- pot and kettle here I think! They don't put up any comments unless its from them so sorry Simon.

Tom Clarke said...

Due apologies, Simon, but it seems that the only way to comment on the TIG site is through Thanet Life.

I actually had a comment published over there on the item that lumps Julian Brazier in with Robert Mugabe, much to my surprise. Evidently I should not have held my breath for it has now disappeared.

Would seem that whatever else they may believe in, it is certainly not freedom of speech.

Anonymous said...

Well said 'disgusted of Birchington'.
I did wonder how your comment had survived so long Tom.
It is a curious blog to say the least. Todays latest missive is a prime example. Not do much a blog, more a cyber version of The Sun!

1 o'clock Rob said...

@ Tom, yes a very strange blog where the only opinions allowed are those of the "Agent" and Thanet Independant Group members.

Hardly what you would expect for a blog whose leader is supposed to be ensuring equality and diversity!

James Maskell said...

The latest post "MPs Declare early support for equal marriage" leads with a group photo including David Cameron and Laura Sandys. Interesting backstory which, as you might wonder, had nothing to do with equal marriage.

It was taken on 12th October 2011 and is a meeting to discuss support for those with epilepsy and other such conditions.

Anyone suprised?

Chris Wells said...

Hot off the press from the same sources used by the Tiggywinkles.........

Worrow Vs Worrow as egos clash about leading group!


Thanet politicians are constantly hearing from the Tiggywinckle chorus that John Worrow, former Grey Party, Conservative Party, and Independent is disillusioned by the self styled leadership of his new local version of a pretend political party, which he leads. The two members, at least one of whom claims to be an Equality God, have agreed to allow us to talk about their intentions as they feel it would be very difficult for them to do so at this stage. They have indicated that they are considering resigning the any and all party whips to sit as independents in their own right, as they appear to be the only people who can agree with each other. They can not give their reason publically until a couple of issues have been concluded, particularly in which mirror they should admire each other as they debate.

Apparently former Arthur Scargill supporter, and Socialist Councillor Ian Driver, is joint favourite to take over from Worrow as a so-called party leader. The other choice is Dr Jack Cohen who first served as a committee chair under a Conservative administration, and has recently indicated that he does not understand where the car parks are in Birchington.

Our Man in Margate said...

I heard a similar story in a strange bar over the west side where a balding man kept smiling at me. I would not have minded so much, but he was wearing a skirt. Anyway, I digress, for the story goes that three people from a diversity party are now so diverse they are thinking of former three seperate but equal parties. That way they can all be leaders.

Anonymous said...

What nobody can understand I am sure is how an intelligent professional man can be associated with the tiggywinkle party under the "leadership" of Worrow . Time to take over the Leadership or jump ship!!

Anonymous said...

2:15 I take it you are refering to Cllr Cohen, he should certainly jump ship before he loses all credibility

Anonymous said...

I hope you're not being mean to that bastion of morality, Sober Jack?