Tuesday, 12 January 2010

JUST SO YOU KNOW

In light of what’s been happening and in answer to some questions that have been asked of me I intend to put the record straight.
I have no political aspirations whatsoever, I am not standing in the next General Election; I do not see myself barnstorming into Westminster and putting the world’s wrongs to right or indulging in shoving my snout into the overflowing trough of expenses. I have no thoughts about standing for the Welsh Assembly, yet more parasites feeding off the backs of the general public and doing bugger all for it. I will, however, stand at the next County Elections.
I have been asked by members of the public to stand in the Glyn Ward, I was going to stand elsewhere but, after hearing their concerns, and seeing the performance of some Councillors I have decided that I will stand here in the Glyn Ward if only to see that other Councillors do not get re-elected, if I can take enough votes off one certain Councillor to ensure he isn’t re-elected then I will consider that “job-done” regardless of who else gets elected.
When I got into this lark it wasn’t for fame, glory or money, I, naively, thought I could put right some of the wrongs that, as a tax-payer, I could see happening. I wasn’t prepared for the bureaucracy, politics and bullshit that go with it. Whatever happened to honesty, decency and openness? We, as Councillors, should not be told don’t tell the people this or that; you voted us in there you have a fundamental right to know what we are doing on your behalf, how we are spending your money is, and should be, important to all of us.
If I see something is wrong I say it’s wrong and if I upset other Councillors by doing that then tough shit, I make no apologies for it, I would much rather incur the wrath of some of these overstuffed oafs than sit back and do nothing. That is another problem, Councillors who just “go with the flow” because it’s so much easier than arguing, if you don’t want to argue about what is right then get the hell out of there and make room for someone who is prepared to stand up for what’s right, it’s as simple as that.
I carry the baggage of my old political affiliations with the BNP, so what? Does that make me blind to what is going on, or to the injustice perpetrated by the Council... does it buggery it just makes me more determined to prove that you don’t have to be a snob or a plank to be a Councillor.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you only stand on the single policy of getting rid of Chris Hughes, I suspect a very high turnout, and a near 100% victory...

Sadly I think the poison one will find some excuse to "want to spend more time with his family" and therefore not stand, avoiding the most humiliating of defeats at the ballot box...

Then again, if he gives up his cushy job at CCBC, who the hell else is going to employ him?

Perhaps he'll retire from politics altogether and devote his declining years to restoring the pier he's supposedly so passionate about?...

Hmmm....

Councillor John Oddy said...

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Carneades said...

A passionate and very sound post, John; let's hope it has the desired effect.

Anonymous said...

nice to see an honest and open councillor for a change

pizz-doff said...

How about a new political group with the remit of exposing the establishment for what they are, and actually championing policies that would be best for the community, regardless of whether or not each individual policy would historically be considered "left wing" or "right wing" ?

The country, county, town and wards are all sick and tired of endless corrupt career politicians at every level, who only consider their own interests and pay packets, regardless of the tripe they spout to the media to try and make us believe they are actually listening to us.

Its high time the 65 million worms turned!

What ever happened to students getting all passionate and revolutionary? - oh yes, the government and police encouraged mass recreational drug use so none of them give a damn about anything anymore.

Meanwhile the country has never, EVER, been so highly taxed for the privilege of our children to sit in damp crumbling schoolrooms with no textbooks, for our families to die on hospital trollies in filthy MRSA riddled corridors, and for those who fought for so-called freedom not to be able to afford to put the heating on.

Guaranteed job-for-life plus expenses plus juicy councillor pension plan anyone?

Sue W said...

I do not agree with your previous politics but I think you will do wonders for the bay You will get our vote.

John66 said...

If I were in the Glyn ward you would have my vote, however you will get my support. I would gladly help.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I have returned from swimming with dolphins in Florida and just catching up on your blog to give you some imput. Humm we have been a hard working Johnny.
Lucinda Crimp. (Mrs)