ONE in three Tory candidates in the party’s battleground seats has strong links to the financial services industry. (err Stewart Jackson MP isn't in a prime battleground seat, but did manage a high street branch for Lloyds - and look how much that cost us all!)
Research by the Labour party has shown that 44 Conservative candidates in the 130 seats that will decide the election have either worked for banks and other finance companies, or accepted political donations from them.
Of the 44 candidates concerned, 30 are sitting MPs, the other 14 have a fighting chance of joining them in parliament in May.
Donors from the finance industry have provided the Tories with more than £28m since the 2010 election. This has increased substantially with £7.9m coming from financial services in 2014, significantly more than the £4.9m handed over in 2011, the first full year after the last election.
The PBROTRIB hates writing election notes for rival parties and the odd Independent not helped when Andrew Neil gets bumped from his traditional Sunday slot for a fellow Scotsman who lost a tennis match down under, and then we had to endure 30 minutes of EFL English in a foreign language, as some local bigwig reads out a badly prepared script...oh well.
But closer to home, we noticed that Cllr Christopher Harper ( who once changed lightbulbs in a bank... does that count Mr O?) (CON Stanground EAST) [aka Cllr TURNIP] who we truly believe has done little directly as a Councillor for Stanground East Ward, over the last five inglorious years, except for a flurry of petty activity in the last few days (have a look at his Conservative Party paid for blog pages, for proof) - stripping out all the self-serving non-council diary fillers and inside leg measurement [err not there - we checked - inside leg measurement, that is.. ED] seems to have a severe bout of selective memory loss.
It is said he rarely studies - i.e. reads - council documents in advance, is increasingly unprepared for meetings and worried about 'trolls,' we cannot prove it one way or the other, but we can observe his public appearances, highly illuminating for what he leaves out. GULP!
Might be worth reminding the councillor and his cohort they are required to apply the seven principles of public life (The Nolan Principles) within all dealings as a councillor. These are Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty and Leadership. Ask him on the doorstep, how his recent activities meet this?
We'll try and help him...recall, this is despite the fact the PBROTRIB has tried in over 2,600 blog posts and over half a million page hits to assist....
Hopefully he'll include this in the IN TOUCH Conservative election flyer magazine which will no doubt be distributed just before the Election period where the MASSIVE cost of it has to be formally identified and declared as Election Expenses.... Cushty!
This is what happened a couple of years back: The Conservative Majority Cabinet voted not only for a huge 24 hour MAGNA PARK but also craftily a 3.5 million sq. metre expansion into Fenland territory. NO ONE SAW THAT ONE COMING!
Simply Cardea soon to be renamed Stanground South will have if Conservative plans go ahead, the regions biggest non-stop working all around the clock Rail Freight Interchange Warehouse Terminal. Possibly the largest in the whole of the Eastern Region and bang on your doorstep along with the soon to be axed Stanground East, and bits of Fletton too.
Coupled with the highly carcinogenic (CANCER PROMOTING) fumes from the massive Biomass Incinerator plant Cllr Harper gleefully voted for, but voted against Burgerking fumes in Stanground! (You really could not make this up) . He should understand the planning consequences of relentless Carcinogenic emissions and the longer term environmental damage of imported wood pellets required for the biomass process, as its now known whole trees are being clear felled for wood pellet production. Its no longer considered carbon neutral.
You'll recall the Peterborough "A great place to be...incinerated" biomass fumes need to be scrubbed to make them safer but the Dear Leader with his offshore hat on, was somehow involved with a HUGE court case that scrubbed out a lot of the profit. Ask him to tell you about it, we had to dig the USA Court filings out... A budget disaster by all accounts, more a MAGNA BIOMESS!
Finally, we were sent an extract from his party blog it suggests Cllr Turnip set up a Roof Extension & Electrical business, try as we can, no listing as a company director, no report and accounts. If it just a fantasy business then the Conservative Association should be told before it gets too serious and all the budget cuts planned for the next few years kick in....
Carcinogenic fumes are cancer inducing and relentless daily exposure over a number of years cannot be healthy, the young generation should not be exposed to this, but the Conservative councillors railroaded this through. Will they also railroad son of Magna Park? IT IS STILL ON THE REGIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN. A LIVE ISSUE!
|" The Conservative Cabinet voted for a24/7 Road /Rail Freight Warehouse Park Interchange - Magna Park Stanground Sout? In 2015 it's still on the Strategic Plan - Son of Magna is a possibility...|
Ask all the candidates who may knock on your door. And whatever you do, don't let someone else handle or fill in your postal voting papers. You could be unwittingly voting for more incinerators, greater austerity, and a few hundred thousand international freight containers on your doorstep. Just imagine that lot during the Cardea, Stanground, Fletton and Park Farm school run?
And while we are dealing with rumours, we hear that Cllr Seaton having done a splendid job on the budget document only to have the Fletton Parkway / Machin contaminated land caper upset the apple cart is lining himself up as the next Leader, do tell if you know more or we'll get old Spanker on the job as it were... Meanwhile its going to be a freezing February enough to freeze your stumps off.
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