Today, I went and joined Tracy Wilton and Pat Cook in Deal town centre. Tracy and Pat have just resigned from the local Labour Party and from Deal Town Council. They have joined the Conservative campaign to clean up Deal and mean to stand for us in Mill Hill. As you can see, we had a lot of fun messing around with balloons and chatting to people.
It is a serious concern to us all that the local Labour Party seems to sinking in an ocean of sleaze. The way they've run the town council is a complete disgrace. We cannot tolerate a culture like that exposed in the damning audit report. Public money must be spent properly - it is, after all, our money. So you'd expect the Labour Party to say sorry. You'd expect them to expel the councillors who are named in the report. You'd expect them to clean up their house. But no. Instead they've spent the last week continuing to attempt a cover up and trying to bully and intimidate Tracy and Pat. Their behaviour has been wicked and despicable. Much as reported in the damning audit report, sadly.
The problem is that they've been in power so long they just don't know what they are for any more. They seem not to know the difference of right and wrong. The only thing they seem clear on is how to claim lots of expenses - you know, bath plugs, dodgy movies, jobs for the boys, suspect consultancies, property empires funded by the public ticket etc etc. And when people find out and complain, they try and bully or smear them. They just don't seem fit for public office at any level any more.
I'm really proud that there are good people there who want the best for Deal, rather than themselves. People like Tracy and Pat. People who are honest. I know there are others, and I invite them to get in touch and join our campaign. Together, we can not only clean up Deal, we can get a proper hospital locally, justice for the Gurkhas, save the port from Labour's privatisation plans and save the country from bankruptcy. It's a long list. There's lots to do. They've made a very big mess. I hope more people will come and help us move things forward for the good of Dover & Deal and the country as a whole.
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