Something's bothering me.
We've certainly seen every evidance of it from the arragance Simon Day's deliberate flouting the planning permission his own department handed out; The self centred way Sandy Ezekiel tried to blag his way through everything like enough agression and self importance would get the job done; Councillors living it up half the globe away on our money; And the bent way the consultation on ellecting the leadership was run.
How many chats over a glass of single malt arranged that little sham?
The Tory croud are going to buy the farm come the ellections and we all know it. Sure some of the safe seaters will hang on. The one's with the money and the right amount of arse kissing stored away for this rainy day will be fine. But for the rest this will be the Dane valley by-ellection all over again.
What bothers me is that if Clive Hart knew that the Kay Dark was too lazy to do any paperwork then he promoted her interests ahead of Mark's because his faction could own her vote. After all they'd have to cover for the fact that she was picking up £4,000 a year for not working.
If that ist he case Mark Nottingham has just shown us that the Labour party are as bent as the Conservatives.
So maybe what's wrong with Thanet is that we've been flip-flopping between two indipendantly bent parties. It truely doesn't mater if Labour or Conservative get in because the controlling faction is bent. Bent as in deliberatly co-ordinating the minor inconsistancies to make sure that the ellections become about not party politics but about two factions fighting over hand-outs of £4,000 per member and a controling interest in the way Thanet tax money is spent.
The only thing the Conservative party did wrong is drop the ball by letting "our man in panama" go a wee bit too far.
Which means that
(a) Tony Flaig is right about voting Liberal Democrat
(b) Without a change to the way we cast votes blind, party-political votes will keep these two bent groups ... well what I want to say is un-printable but I suggest that we all vote yes in the May Referendum.
I appeal the sense of honour in the Labour party - someone must know something and you need to step forward.