Don’t Call Me Dave has been asked whether he will abandon his self imposed moratorium on blogging during the election campaign. Tempting as it is to return to the fray full time, he will continue to write only occasionally because regular readers are already aware of the key issues facing voters at both the Council and General elections.
DCMD does not consider it his job to tell the public how to vote and if the good people of Finchley & Golders Green wish to elect as their MP someone who lied about his educational qualifications, spent £5,000 of our money flying business class to a junket in America, allowed chief officers to buy themselves £5,000 plasma TVs and was in charge of finances when £27 million of taxpayers’ money was deposited in Iceland, then we must respect their wishes and they, in turn, must accept the consequences.
Similarly, if the residents of Barnet vote to allow failed business woman Lynne Hillan and her cronies to continue running the council, they must accept that the sheltered housing warden service will be scrapped, putting the lives of the elderly at risk. Not one Conservative councillor or candidate has spoken out publicly against this insane policy.
DCMD has written at length about the warped sense of entitlement of councillors Brian Coleman and Andreas Tambourides who view the Town Hall as their personal cash machine, funded by the taxpayer. But they are not alone with their snouts in the trough and the reality is that even if voters give them the deserved order of the boot, they will only be replaced by others with a similar penchant for claiming multiple allowances.
Whilst Gordon Brown and David Cameron talk about the need for reform of the political system to restore public confidence, they ignore the reality that it is not the system which is at fault but rather the calibre of people in it.
We need a new generation of politicians to come forward, untainted by the past. We need representatives who understand the sadly antiquated concept of public service; people who enter politics for what they can offer their communities rather than for what they can get out of it.
We don’t need an election. We need a revolution.