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Waddle on to the streets says George.

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What do our “Independent” councillors believe in – peace or violence?

I am really not sure what the South Tyneside Independent Alliance councillor George Waddle is calling for here, the Fellgate councillor on the one hand he says he supports democracy and condemns mayhem and destruction:

…..I am a strong believer in democracy, I support the right of the individual to vote for their choice of candidate.

I applaud and endorse the right of our students to protest peacefully whilst condemning those who caused mayhem and destruction during that protest.

Yet on the other he appears to make a revolutionary call to arms imploring us all to take to the streets and rid ourselves of a government which we democratically elected a mere eight months ago:

…..instead take to the streets, each and everyone of us, and behead the Hydra that was born out of a Con-Dem coalition.

Just to remind him – we, the people, could not decide to give any party a majority in Parliament in May, we, the people, decided that we could no longer support Labour in sufficient numbers, we, the people, decided that we could support the Conservative Party in greater numbers, but not sufficiently to form a government on their own. Hence we, the people, effectively decided that coalition politics was what we wanted. That is democracy George, that is what you proclaimed to support, and although we, the people, did not returned quite the amount of Conservative MPs that some of us might have wished , and instead returned some Liberal Democrats in their place, you cannot as a believer in democracy then proclaim that the people’s choice does not enjoy a comfortable relationship with democracy, accountability, and social cohesion! You do concede, however, that you support the right of the individual to vote for their choice of candidate.

Good.

We made our choice, and we’ll make another choice at the end of this Parliament, and NOT BEFORE!

I’ll look forward to ridiculing your revolution in the mean time George. Will you follow your colleague Cllr Khan and call the kids out from school? Go on, send them an email, do it now (oh I forgot they’re closed). Perhaps you might want to kick it all off when you debate a motion of confidence in the Leader of South Tyneside Council, that is the Indies style George isn’t it, the big dramatic grand gesture? I’ll gladly come and photograph you burning the barricades in Westoe Road George.

Let us be clear here, there can be no place for muddle headed politicians, local or otherwise, who on the one hand proclaim their support for democracy whilst willing people to take to the streets to overturn a democratically elected government, – that is exactly what you meant George, isn’t it?

……instead take to the streets, each and everyone of us, and behead the Hydra that was born out of a Con-Dem coalition.

Thankfully, people in South Tyneside will get a chance to have a say on the likes of Cllr. Waddle and his equally intellectually challenged and strategically inept policy lite bunch of revolutionary independent socialist colleagues long before May 2015.

We won’t get fooled again.

Viva la revolution brother!

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Written by curly

December 18, 2010 at 7:06 pm

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  1. Rhetoric; not to be taken too literally. At least he’s not defaming someone.

    Labour New Boy

    December 18, 2010 at 11:13 pm

  2. Curly has my support on this one and I feel that in this time of political conflict the Independents need to be voted out, they are inneffective. At least with other local politicians you see some sense of order and policy, even if you don’t agree with it. I suspect that the independents will be on the decline now that ‘serious’ political agendas have been set. I fail to see what they have given the town politically, or in terms of sensible opposition. But in support of Curly’s view ‘it is for the electorate to decide’.

    Kevin

    December 19, 2010 at 11:26 am

    • What they or some of them appear to have given is a most unfortunate image of political culture in South Tyne.

      Labour New Boy

      December 19, 2010 at 12:43 pm

  3. There’s no bigger fool than an old fool Curly.

    Miss Marple

    December 20, 2010 at 1:00 am


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