Saturday, May 12, 2007

Due South

Is Gordon coming this way? It's what I'm attempting to work out this lunchtime as our Prime Minister in waiting, flits around the South-east marginal constituencies as part of his new "Golden Gordon" charm offensive.

South Thanet would be a natural choice, as it's now as marginal as one can get but does Gordon or his advisers know where Thanet is? A few minutes ago Gordon was 'Live' in Gillingham and so forty minutes would be enough for a rendezvous with Ramsgate to offer a little support to his - sorry Tony's - hard pressed Tranport Minister, Dr Ladyman.

If he does turn-up, I do hope I have enough time to arrange a welcome message. Any suggestions anyone. Thirty-two characters maximum.

13 comments:

Ken Gregory said...

who needs 32 words

GO AWAY would save 30 and express the message that the majority would want to get across.

Anonymous said...

Stop biting your nails, you're a grown man!
More than 32 characters, Sorry

Michael Child said...

Weather Here Wish You Were Lovely

Anonymous said...

Tempting though it is, you wouldn't publish the words !

sue said...

What are you going to do for Thanet?


I wanted "Where have you got the idea that the whole South East is as rich as Surrey?"

but too many characters. And
"That's very Scottish of you?" even more.

Jeremy Jacobs said...

Ought to wear a Brown-shirt AFAIAC.

Anonymous said...

Lets be naughty
"THANET SOUTH SUPPORTS MEACHER"

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the tax credit system which has enabled people like me to be able to go back to work part time and still be able to be there for my children. Oh sorry, more than 32 words, but then the Tax Credit system is worth much, much more than the old Tory Family Credit system which required those of us on the poverty line to abandon our children for at least 10 hours a day just to qualify!

Anonymous said...

No, 12.36, don't thank the Chancellor, thank the rest of society, like myself, that pays excessive taxation to pay for your luxury of being there for your children. If you are not in a position to support children, through no fault of your own, then don't have them. As a single man why should I help support you so that you can have time with your kids?

Anonymous said...

So 4:41pm would you rather that I was sitting at home claiming full income support, housing benefit and council tax benefit?? Because that is the only other option. The reason why I need the support of WTC and CTC is another matter entirely, but are you really suggesting that my children do not deserve to have their mother around when they come home from school? Are you really suggesting that the way to raise well rounded children is to say, well OK mate, here's your key, get your own dinner? Your view is incredibly simplistic and assumes that the situation parents are in when their children are borne is static and is not affected by any outside influences. Have you not heard of the terms 'redundancy' or how about this one 'adultery' (many women who you have decided are living in luxury courtesy of single people, are more than aware of that one!). Time to get those blinkers off I think!

Anonymous said...

Not at all 11:20; there is alaways a price to be paid for the choices we make; the state support should be based on hard cases only. There are too many whinging people around in this country who think the state (taxpayers) should support them. I just happen to disagree with them.

Anonymous said...

But what if the financial situation we find ourselves in is NOT our choice? Is it a widow's choice that her husband has died? Is it personal choice to be made redundant? Is it personal choice to be involved in a serious accident which leaves one disabled? I can tell you now it was NOT my choice for my partner to have an affair and leave me carrying the can with the children. Your views are very, very simplistic and seem to me to be based on a very immature view of the world.

Anonymous said...

Well said 8 26am,as someone who knows the the plight first hand of walking the streets with a three year old in post war London thank goodness those days are gone,lets hope forever.The welfare system in this country of course is open to abuse but largely it insures a safety net that protects the needy, of whom Im sure the vast majority really want to stand on their own feet again as soon as possible.I for one have no problem paying a little extra tax in support of our system.Its oh so easy to kick someone when they are down......