The constant drip of invective and personal attack on our Conservative MP and local council members continues from “Thanet Labour Supporter” which has forced me to turn-on comment moderation. Quite unable to be polite and frustrated by being “sent to Coventry” I and others wonder if he’s a local party activist worried by the collapse in confidence in his party of government and the implications for next year’s council elections in Thanet.
It all rather reminds me of the BBC drama series ‘GBH’ in the eighties and modelled loosely on Derek Hatton in Liverpool, which showed local party activists going to extraordinary lengths to silence any comment as the local elections approached.
Anyway, unlike our local Labour supporter, I’ve worked for the Cabinet Office, been at No10 and having once been a close supporter of this government, I walked away, when I witnessed the cynical reality behind the scenes. And now I’m quite prepared to comment on what I feel is wrong with it.
I’ll store some of the nastiest taunts and perhaps, the week before the local council elections, I’ll publish them all at once, so readers can see the level of political paranoia he represents. Otherwise, I stand by this site’s policy of respect as a forum for discussion, where people can comment freely and politely and can do so without worrying about being abused by what is after all one person in close to 200,000 visits.