Sunday, 21 March 2010

Almost back up to speed

At last I've been reunited with my blog.I had to go through several cyber hoops to restore this blog,mind you it hasn't been too distressful.I have been able to get on with my book and have made excellent progress.
The fearful symmetry of what I have been doing is that the behaviour of the Communist Party apparachniks in the 1850's seems so little different from their modern counterparts in the East Midlands Labour Party!
Marx was right,history does repeat itself,first time as tragedy the second time as farce!

So the Labour candidate for Northampton South,who is standing for re-election to Waltham Forest Council is once again facing both ways, he tells the people of Waltham Forest that he's only a paper candidate in Northampton and yet tells the Chronicle & Echo here that he's going to fight to win in Northampton.
Not so much a paper candidate-more a paper tiger!

Northampton deserves better,much better and so as each day passes the candidature of Tony Clarke looks stronger and far more credible.
Binners is a busted flush-even though his stage managed debate with Mr. L & G Church might proke more smoke than fire.
Varno is lurking at around 100 to 1 and is once again demonstrating his breathtaking shallowness-I watched him perform at a Scrutiny Committee call in earlier in the week and his mediocrity was only outclipsed by the rambings of Cllr.Brian Hoare.A leader of Council who has yet to understand the inner workings of a NBC microphone-it helps when you switch it on!
And Clyde Loakes is the MaCavity of local politics.Astonishingly with all that's happening in Northampton he finds it impossible to get here.
It's true a Labour Party loyalist in Duston,or maybe THE Labour Party loyalist imn Duston claimed that the mighty Clyde,(what 'ere may betide) has leafletted over in Duston.
Well if its the crap piece of printing I saw not going out in Castle Ward, then Duston's gain is nobody else's loss!
Loakes is clearly not a serious candidate, and with no active members to support him it is scandalous that the local Labour party is still taking money from unions who could be making more use of scarce resources helping striking workers.

But then of course,the Rehional labour party won't really care very much, they'll all be out helping Ms.Oldknow fight her seat in Nottinghamshire that she conveniently fell into!
A lesson Clyde, if you want a seat in the East Midlands-get a job as the office junior in the Regional Office.
This pesky General Election has meant that the 'political' columnists on the Chronicle & Echo are now in purdah until May 7th.That means Pandora,John Grosvenor and myself will have to write anodyne a-political material for a few
So if its anodyne and a-political I guess I'll be weiting a lot about the Lib-Dems for the next few weeks.


  1. You weren't at the scrutiny meeting, John. Don't fib!

  2. AnonymooseI was for a short time, I looked at Vatno's back and stuttering Moose Hoare and then lost the will to live-and anyway I had somewhere else to go with TC!
    By the way I meant CP in 1950's not 1850's that was a bit premature

  3. Anon,
    Sorry to disappoint, I was there for short time,Varno's superficial ramble and Moose Hoare's dreary monologue-it was like watching the Apocalypse Now with the sound turned off!I lost the will to live.
    By the way my reference to the CP was about the 1950's not the 1850's-but no-one noticed

  4. "Communist Party Apparachniks" ????????

    APPARATCHIKS, is it not?

    100 lines John - I must not upset the 'waffler' Varnsverry

  5. So I find using a computer keyboard challenging-
    Big deal!
    Are you now admitting to being the anonymous Varno? Or are you simply his alter-ego ?

  6. Spartacus 2008 says "NO"

  7. Austen Powers says "NO"

  8. Dr Who says "NO"

  9. Spartacus 2008 cannot win in Northampton South.

  10. Varnsverry to be deputy (again) to RAY QUINN in another panto! Tea and cakes on the lawn anyone?

  11. What strange comments!!!

    Anyway, thanks as always John for your support, the blogs no doubt will liven up over the next 4 weeks or so!

    What a pity Varno's doesn't allow any comments!!

  12. I am Spartacus. No you are not Paul.

  13. alter egos Tony.

  14. Having come back online after like three (or so) weeks away, I find that the whole blog world of my two friends have gone mad...

    Is this what all this election stuff does to you?

    I am worried about you both, I just don't know hoe to deal without the normality that is John Dickie and Tony Clarke.

    I need to know that both of you are not going to be took in by all this stuff guys...

    I mean, what good will it do if either of you actually start sounding like politicians? That's just not fair sport now!

    Reassure me here fellas!

  15. Hi Nicky,
    Let me reassure you,we're not politicians, at least not you know them.We come from particular 'political' traditions that encourage a clear understanding of what needs to be done, in fact 'activists'probably suits us better-altho' in my case my ideology has evolved into what Chomsky once described as 'Jeffersonian Marxist'-that suits me kinda well

  16. You told me that once before I remember...
    I just think you are trouble ~ but like our TC ~ trouble I can handle!!!

    Not too sure about my lot yet. (still)

    On the whole, I am just looking for someone to work for me and the town first and foremost I guess. Someone who'll make things better for myself and my family.

    At the end of the day, that is all I can do isn't it really? Of course what happens nationally does (in a way) affect me and mine too; but I would trust my elected MP for my area (But please god don't let it be Labour!!!) to also be looking after that part too.

    What I actually meant was, the normality of you being an eternal gossip and our TC being daft as a brush but talking sense kinda thing!

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