Posts Tagged ‘Theresa May’

Norwich North

July 19, 2009

I spent the day in Norwich earlier today helping the party and its candidate, Chloe Smith, in advance of Thursday’s by-election.  I went along on a bus organised by Conservative Home.

On the way, there we watched House of Cards.   I have honestly never seen it before – wow, it was good!

When we arrived, we were welcomed by Theresa May MP.


Then the candidate said a few words:


Here was the base for the day:


One of the things I looked out for was (1) whether there were many posters? etc and (2) which party had the most?  I think that the honest answer is (1) not really and (2) Each party had some and it depended on the part of the constituency.  Here is a Labour one:


A Conservative one:


Labour again:


And, a Green Party one:


I saw a few for UKIP and Lib-Dems also.

At the end, the Party Chairman, Eric Pickles MP,  said a few words of thanks.  I was sitting behind him:


Not sure what to make of the latest attempt of the Labour Party to secure victory?  No, I am sure – it is nuts!

Class – does it matter?

September 14, 2008

This came up the TUC Conference earlier in the week.  I think that the item that received the most attention was Harriet Harman’s speech where there was some focus on Class.

In the article it quotes Ms Harman as saying:

“She told the BBC she wanted everyone to “get a fair crack of the whip” whatever their “socio-economic class”. “

Of course.  So do I.  It is the working classes that get the unfairest crack of the whip when taxes are high.  It was the working classes, amongst others, who got the worst deal when New Labour would not allow an honest discussion on immigration between 1997 & 2001 and regularly deployed the term “race card” as a tactic.  If she acknowledges where Labour have cocked it up for working and lower middle class families, I will more in agreement with what she says!

Theresa May was quoted as saying:

“Shadow Commons leader Theresa May said that trying to focus equality efforts on class and background was “outdated and distracts from the real issues”. “

I do not agree with that.  White Working Class boys are amongst the lower achievers in school and that is very serious.  It is working class families who have disproportionately suffered with Labour’s increases in taxation and woeful attempts to control immigration.