Our 2 pub landlords made the TV last week but it wasn’t a great moment.
How can someone standing for the We Are The Reality Party seriously heckle the speech of another candidate and have the audacity to say that Al Murray is only here to further his comedy career.
And I must have missed something – why would that be a bad thing?
The candidates for the serious parties all hope to further their political careers by standing.
As for a genuine pub landlord, doesn’t standing in the election help his career too? He runs a wonderful pub The Queen Charlotte in Addington Street, Ramsgate. Great atmosphere. The food is amazing. I can’t wait to go there again. I’m really pleased people like Nigel Askew stand up and shout loudly against the views of people like Farage and UKIP. But why is Nigel Askew standing in S Thanet? He doesn’t expect to win, does he?
Unfortunately, outbursts against Al Murray just backfire, he is not a political threat to the area, is he? Personally I’m thrilled that he is standing in our area because I do have a sense of humour, as do many others in Thanet, I don’t feel Al Murray is mocking me as a local voter. Comedy, satire, poking fun at politicians and exposing their hypocrisy are all good and through humour you can often get a message across more effectively than through facts, figures.
I hope Al Murray does a lot more political campaigning before the election and it is wonderful that he has the money to back his campaign.
It will be dreadful if the other Nigel is elected as our MP (now I mean Farage, not Askew).
The truth is I’m torn between who to vote for.
I don’t agree with everything he does, says or writes but I would like to see Ian Driver, with his anarchic style, at Westminster. He will be a wonderful asset to the House of Commons but most important of all he would be a fantastic MP for our constituency.
I mean, we might not want a full government of Ian Drivers but a few of them among 600+ MPs is a good thing.
So I’m very tempted to vote Green this time.
South Thanet has been labour in the past but could it turn red again this year? I’d hate to think that the blues or the dreaded Nigel won by just just one vote, the one vote that I cast for the greens, if the reds could really do it.
I will be watching the red and greens fight it out and also tuning in the the landlords’ campaigns.
Ian D’s blog: http://thanetgreencouncillor.blogspot.co.uk/
Will red do it? twitter: https://twitter.com/willscobie
Al Murray’s campaign : http://thepublandlord.com/
Nigel the Reality pub landlord (no it’s not a channel 4 TV programme) and doesn’t even have a website as far as I can tell but I don’t think we can be expected to take them seriously: