Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, visits new Morrisons in West Watford

Watford Observer: Chancellor visits new West Watford supermarket Chancellor visits new West Watford supermarket

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, tried his hand at cake decoration when he visited West Watford’s newest supermarket this morning.

The MP spoke to some of Morrisons’ youngest employees, who obtained jobs through various work experience schemes in Watford, such as NCS and Our Club.

Mr Osborne then later donned an apron and cap to help make a sponge cake at the Ascot Road store.

Watford’s MP, Richard Harrington, said: "I was very pleased to ask the Chancellor to come here because of two things. First of all, he helped us get the money for the Croxley Rail Link, which is critical for the whole area.

Watford Observer:

"Secondly, when I opened Morrisons two weeks ago I saw people here who I had seen on various work experience courses on Job Centre Plus and I was so pleased to see them here working that I thought I had to show somebody on top level that these schemes work."

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11:16am Mon 9 Dec 13

WanderingDynamo says...

Take your 11% pay rise and stick it up your vegetable aisle.

Greedy selfish robbing *****
Take your 11% pay rise and stick it up your vegetable aisle. Greedy selfish robbing ***** WanderingDynamo

11:34am Mon 9 Dec 13

Hornets number 12 fan says...

I have one thing to say ZERO HOUR CONTRACTS
I have one thing to say ZERO HOUR CONTRACTS Hornets number 12 fan

11:49am Mon 9 Dec 13

Nascot 6 says...

Well I am gob-smacked.

Richard Harrington states that “I opened Morrison’s two weeks ago” Well anyone who read the article in the WO and had seen the photo of the opening would have seen the person opening the store was one of the shop workers. She cut the ribbon. How dare you Mr Harrington take that away from the lady shop worker who actually opened the store.

I realise this is a small point, but for me this encapsulates the man, totally arrogant and too full of his own self-importance.
Well I am gob-smacked. Richard Harrington states that “I opened Morrison’s two weeks ago” Well anyone who read the article in the WO and had seen the photo of the opening would have seen the person opening the store was one of the shop workers. She cut the ribbon. How dare you Mr Harrington take that away from the lady shop worker who actually opened the store. I realise this is a small point, but for me this encapsulates the man, totally arrogant and too full of his own self-importance. Nascot 6

12:33pm Mon 9 Dec 13

steveherts says...

He met lots of kids and said well done your working till 70 now because i lied about clearing debt by 2015
He met lots of kids and said well done your working till 70 now because i lied about clearing debt by 2015 steveherts

1:53pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Hornets number 12 fan says...

I hate everything the Tories stand for! They sting the poor and reward the rich! This Christmas is going to be rubbish for so many people on benefits and in low paid or zero hour work! Then we get their horrible smiling mugs looking back at us pretending that everything is fine and this country is in recovery! The people of the UK need to wake up to the fact that they hate the poor and use us as their whipping boys! We are the cause of ALL the ills of the UK! Slowly more are becoming enlightened thank GOD!
I hate everything the Tories stand for! They sting the poor and reward the rich! This Christmas is going to be rubbish for so many people on benefits and in low paid or zero hour work! Then we get their horrible smiling mugs looking back at us pretending that everything is fine and this country is in recovery! The people of the UK need to wake up to the fact that they hate the poor and use us as their whipping boys! We are the cause of ALL the ills of the UK! Slowly more are becoming enlightened thank GOD! Hornets number 12 fan

2:13pm Mon 9 Dec 13

not a regular says...

Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
I hate everything the Tories stand for! They sting the poor and reward the rich! This Christmas is going to be rubbish for so many people on benefits and in low paid or zero hour work! Then we get their horrible smiling mugs looking back at us pretending that everything is fine and this country is in recovery! The people of the UK need to wake up to the fact that they hate the poor and use us as their whipping boys! We are the cause of ALL the ills of the UK! Slowly more are becoming enlightened thank GOD!
Well said. It's not just the Tories though. 99% of politicians have a vested interest and use their powers for their own gain rather than that of their electorate.

Vote UKIP/Green/Monster Raving Loonies. Not because they care, because they don't. But because it's two fingers up to the "big three".
[quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: I hate everything the Tories stand for! They sting the poor and reward the rich! This Christmas is going to be rubbish for so many people on benefits and in low paid or zero hour work! Then we get their horrible smiling mugs looking back at us pretending that everything is fine and this country is in recovery! The people of the UK need to wake up to the fact that they hate the poor and use us as their whipping boys! We are the cause of ALL the ills of the UK! Slowly more are becoming enlightened thank GOD![/p][/quote]Well said. It's not just the Tories though. 99% of politicians have a vested interest and use their powers for their own gain rather than that of their electorate. Vote UKIP/Green/Monster Raving Loonies. Not because they care, because they don't. But because it's two fingers up to the "big three". not a regular

4:36pm Mon 9 Dec 13

CaptainPC says...

Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
I hate everything the Tories stand for! They sting the poor and reward the rich! This Christmas is going to be rubbish for so many people on benefits and in low paid or zero hour work! Then we get their horrible smiling mugs looking back at us pretending that everything is fine and this country is in recovery! The people of the UK need to wake up to the fact that they hate the poor and use us as their whipping boys! We are the cause of ALL the ills of the UK! Slowly more are becoming enlightened thank GOD!
Stop whining. If your Christmas is dependent on money then you've bought too far into the capitalist ideal to ever get out of it.
[quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: I hate everything the Tories stand for! They sting the poor and reward the rich! This Christmas is going to be rubbish for so many people on benefits and in low paid or zero hour work! Then we get their horrible smiling mugs looking back at us pretending that everything is fine and this country is in recovery! The people of the UK need to wake up to the fact that they hate the poor and use us as their whipping boys! We are the cause of ALL the ills of the UK! Slowly more are becoming enlightened thank GOD![/p][/quote]Stop whining. If your Christmas is dependent on money then you've bought too far into the capitalist ideal to ever get out of it. CaptainPC

4:40pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Cuetip says...

Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
I have one thing to say ZERO HOUR CONTRACTS
Might explain why some groups still experience a lower life expectancy than others despite all the rhetoric of we're all in it together and the promise of all sharing the ever coming prosperity next year.
[quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: I have one thing to say ZERO HOUR CONTRACTS[/p][/quote]Might explain why some groups still experience a lower life expectancy than others despite all the rhetoric of we're all in it together and the promise of all sharing the ever coming prosperity next year. Cuetip

4:55pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Maclanx says...

not a regular wrote:
Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
I hate everything the Tories stand for! They sting the poor and reward the rich! This Christmas is going to be rubbish for so many people on benefits and in low paid or zero hour work! Then we get their horrible smiling mugs looking back at us pretending that everything is fine and this country is in recovery! The people of the UK need to wake up to the fact that they hate the poor and use us as their whipping boys! We are the cause of ALL the ills of the UK! Slowly more are becoming enlightened thank GOD!
Well said. It's not just the Tories though. 99% of politicians have a vested interest and use their powers for their own gain rather than that of their electorate.

Vote UKIP/Green/Monster Raving Loonies. Not because they care, because they don't. But because it's two fingers up to the "big three".
I've met some politicians and they do genuinely care.
[quote][p][bold]not a regular[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: I hate everything the Tories stand for! They sting the poor and reward the rich! This Christmas is going to be rubbish for so many people on benefits and in low paid or zero hour work! Then we get their horrible smiling mugs looking back at us pretending that everything is fine and this country is in recovery! The people of the UK need to wake up to the fact that they hate the poor and use us as their whipping boys! We are the cause of ALL the ills of the UK! Slowly more are becoming enlightened thank GOD![/p][/quote]Well said. It's not just the Tories though. 99% of politicians have a vested interest and use their powers for their own gain rather than that of their electorate. Vote UKIP/Green/Monster Raving Loonies. Not because they care, because they don't. But because it's two fingers up to the "big three".[/p][/quote]I've met some politicians and they do genuinely care. Maclanx

10:23pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Hornets number 12 fan says...

CaptainPC wrote:
Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
I hate everything the Tories stand for! They sting the poor and reward the rich! This Christmas is going to be rubbish for so many people on benefits and in low paid or zero hour work! Then we get their horrible smiling mugs looking back at us pretending that everything is fine and this country is in recovery! The people of the UK need to wake up to the fact that they hate the poor and use us as their whipping boys! We are the cause of ALL the ills of the UK! Slowly more are becoming enlightened thank GOD!
Stop whining. If your Christmas is dependent on money then you've bought too far into the capitalist ideal to ever get out of it.
You need to get your head out of your rear end!
[quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: I hate everything the Tories stand for! They sting the poor and reward the rich! This Christmas is going to be rubbish for so many people on benefits and in low paid or zero hour work! Then we get their horrible smiling mugs looking back at us pretending that everything is fine and this country is in recovery! The people of the UK need to wake up to the fact that they hate the poor and use us as their whipping boys! We are the cause of ALL the ills of the UK! Slowly more are becoming enlightened thank GOD![/p][/quote]Stop whining. If your Christmas is dependent on money then you've bought too far into the capitalist ideal to ever get out of it.[/p][/quote]You need to get your head out of your rear end! Hornets number 12 fan

7:13am Tue 10 Dec 13

Cuetip says...

Nascot 6 wrote:
Well I am gob-smacked.

Richard Harrington states that “I opened Morrison’s two weeks ago” Well anyone who read the article in the WO and had seen the photo of the opening would have seen the person opening the store was one of the shop workers. She cut the ribbon. How dare you Mr Harrington take that away from the lady shop worker who actually opened the store.

I realise this is a small point, but for me this encapsulates the man, totally arrogant and too full of his own self-importance.
OOOOh Ouch You seem to have been very close to know him so well as does Vicky.

The so called great and the good do presume to sit at the high table and expect others to defer to them.

But do tell us more especially on cloak and dagger events.
[quote][p][bold]Nascot 6[/bold] wrote: Well I am gob-smacked. Richard Harrington states that “I opened Morrison’s two weeks ago” Well anyone who read the article in the WO and had seen the photo of the opening would have seen the person opening the store was one of the shop workers. She cut the ribbon. How dare you Mr Harrington take that away from the lady shop worker who actually opened the store. I realise this is a small point, but for me this encapsulates the man, totally arrogant and too full of his own self-importance.[/p][/quote]OOOOh Ouch You seem to have been very close to know him so well as does Vicky. The so called great and the good do presume to sit at the high table and expect others to defer to them. But do tell us more especially on cloak and dagger events. Cuetip

8:14am Tue 10 Dec 13

Nascot 6 says...

Cuetip wrote:
Nascot 6 wrote:
Well I am gob-smacked.

Richard Harrington states that “I opened Morrison’s two weeks ago” Well anyone who read the article in the WO and had seen the photo of the opening would have seen the person opening the store was one of the shop workers. She cut the ribbon. How dare you Mr Harrington take that away from the lady shop worker who actually opened the store.

I realise this is a small point, but for me this encapsulates the man, totally arrogant and too full of his own self-importance.
OOOOh Ouch You seem to have been very close to know him so well as does Vicky.

The so called great and the good do presume to sit at the high table and expect others to defer to them.

But do tell us more especially on cloak and dagger events.
I have absolutely no idea how I should respond to this. I have never met Harrington or this Vicky.

What are the cloak and dagger events?

What on earth was the point of your post?

??????????????
[quote][p][bold]Cuetip[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nascot 6[/bold] wrote: Well I am gob-smacked. Richard Harrington states that “I opened Morrison’s two weeks ago” Well anyone who read the article in the WO and had seen the photo of the opening would have seen the person opening the store was one of the shop workers. She cut the ribbon. How dare you Mr Harrington take that away from the lady shop worker who actually opened the store. I realise this is a small point, but for me this encapsulates the man, totally arrogant and too full of his own self-importance.[/p][/quote]OOOOh Ouch You seem to have been very close to know him so well as does Vicky. The so called great and the good do presume to sit at the high table and expect others to defer to them. But do tell us more especially on cloak and dagger events.[/p][/quote]I have absolutely no idea how I should respond to this. I have never met Harrington or this Vicky. What are the cloak and dagger events? What on earth was the point of your post? ?????????????? Nascot 6

8:57am Tue 10 Dec 13

Nascot 6 says...

Cuetip wrote:
Nascot 6 wrote:
Well I am gob-smacked.

Richard Harrington states that “I opened Morrison’s two weeks ago” Well anyone who read the article in the WO and had seen the photo of the opening would have seen the person opening the store was one of the shop workers. She cut the ribbon. How dare you Mr Harrington take that away from the lady shop worker who actually opened the store.

I realise this is a small point, but for me this encapsulates the man, totally arrogant and too full of his own self-importance.
OOOOh Ouch You seem to have been very close to know him so well as does Vicky.

The so called great and the good do presume to sit at the high table and expect others to defer to them.

But do tell us more especially on cloak and dagger events.
I have just started to dip my toes into commenting on here. But if Cuetip is an example of the intellectual level displayed on here I think I will stop wasting my time.

I would get more sense having a conversation with my goldfish.
[quote][p][bold]Cuetip[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nascot 6[/bold] wrote: Well I am gob-smacked. Richard Harrington states that “I opened Morrison’s two weeks ago” Well anyone who read the article in the WO and had seen the photo of the opening would have seen the person opening the store was one of the shop workers. She cut the ribbon. How dare you Mr Harrington take that away from the lady shop worker who actually opened the store. I realise this is a small point, but for me this encapsulates the man, totally arrogant and too full of his own self-importance.[/p][/quote]OOOOh Ouch You seem to have been very close to know him so well as does Vicky. The so called great and the good do presume to sit at the high table and expect others to defer to them. But do tell us more especially on cloak and dagger events.[/p][/quote]I have just started to dip my toes into commenting on here. But if Cuetip is an example of the intellectual level displayed on here I think I will stop wasting my time. I would get more sense having a conversation with my goldfish. Nascot 6

3:29pm Tue 10 Dec 13

CaptainPC says...

Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
CaptainPC wrote:
Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
I hate everything the Tories stand for! They sting the poor and reward the rich! This Christmas is going to be rubbish for so many people on benefits and in low paid or zero hour work! Then we get their horrible smiling mugs looking back at us pretending that everything is fine and this country is in recovery! The people of the UK need to wake up to the fact that they hate the poor and use us as their whipping boys! We are the cause of ALL the ills of the UK! Slowly more are becoming enlightened thank GOD!
Stop whining. If your Christmas is dependent on money then you've bought too far into the capitalist ideal to ever get out of it.
You need to get your head out of your rear end!
No I don't.

I agree with you that politicians are, generally, consumed by self interest and care very little for others.
The point I am making is that you seem to equate money with happiness and if this is the case you are too far up the rear end of the consumerist culture to ever get out.

That's quite sad.
[quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: I hate everything the Tories stand for! They sting the poor and reward the rich! This Christmas is going to be rubbish for so many people on benefits and in low paid or zero hour work! Then we get their horrible smiling mugs looking back at us pretending that everything is fine and this country is in recovery! The people of the UK need to wake up to the fact that they hate the poor and use us as their whipping boys! We are the cause of ALL the ills of the UK! Slowly more are becoming enlightened thank GOD![/p][/quote]Stop whining. If your Christmas is dependent on money then you've bought too far into the capitalist ideal to ever get out of it.[/p][/quote]You need to get your head out of your rear end![/p][/quote]No I don't. I agree with you that politicians are, generally, consumed by self interest and care very little for others. The point I am making is that you seem to equate money with happiness and if this is the case you are too far up the rear end of the consumerist culture to ever get out. That's quite sad. CaptainPC

4:00pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Hornets number 12 fan says...

CaptainPC wrote:
Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
CaptainPC wrote:
Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
I hate everything the Tories stand for! They sting the poor and reward the rich! This Christmas is going to be rubbish for so many people on benefits and in low paid or zero hour work! Then we get their horrible smiling mugs looking back at us pretending that everything is fine and this country is in recovery! The people of the UK need to wake up to the fact that they hate the poor and use us as their whipping boys! We are the cause of ALL the ills of the UK! Slowly more are becoming enlightened thank GOD!
Stop whining. If your Christmas is dependent on money then you've bought too far into the capitalist ideal to ever get out of it.
You need to get your head out of your rear end!
No I don't.

I agree with you that politicians are, generally, consumed by self interest and care very little for others.
The point I am making is that you seem to equate money with happiness and if this is the case you are too far up the rear end of the consumerist culture to ever get out.

That's quite sad.
It has NOTHING to do with happiness it's to do with making ends meet and this time of year these problems seem tenfold! My Christmas has NEVER been dependent on money but everyday living is.
[quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: I hate everything the Tories stand for! They sting the poor and reward the rich! This Christmas is going to be rubbish for so many people on benefits and in low paid or zero hour work! Then we get their horrible smiling mugs looking back at us pretending that everything is fine and this country is in recovery! The people of the UK need to wake up to the fact that they hate the poor and use us as their whipping boys! We are the cause of ALL the ills of the UK! Slowly more are becoming enlightened thank GOD![/p][/quote]Stop whining. If your Christmas is dependent on money then you've bought too far into the capitalist ideal to ever get out of it.[/p][/quote]You need to get your head out of your rear end![/p][/quote]No I don't. I agree with you that politicians are, generally, consumed by self interest and care very little for others. The point I am making is that you seem to equate money with happiness and if this is the case you are too far up the rear end of the consumerist culture to ever get out. That's quite sad.[/p][/quote]It has NOTHING to do with happiness it's to do with making ends meet and this time of year these problems seem tenfold! My Christmas has NEVER been dependent on money but everyday living is. Hornets number 12 fan

4:25pm Tue 10 Dec 13

CaptainPC says...

Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
CaptainPC wrote:
Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
CaptainPC wrote:
Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
I hate everything the Tories stand for! They sting the poor and reward the rich! This Christmas is going to be rubbish for so many people on benefits and in low paid or zero hour work! Then we get their horrible smiling mugs looking back at us pretending that everything is fine and this country is in recovery! The people of the UK need to wake up to the fact that they hate the poor and use us as their whipping boys! We are the cause of ALL the ills of the UK! Slowly more are becoming enlightened thank GOD!
Stop whining. If your Christmas is dependent on money then you've bought too far into the capitalist ideal to ever get out of it.
You need to get your head out of your rear end!
No I don't.

I agree with you that politicians are, generally, consumed by self interest and care very little for others.
The point I am making is that you seem to equate money with happiness and if this is the case you are too far up the rear end of the consumerist culture to ever get out.

That's quite sad.
It has NOTHING to do with happiness it's to do with making ends meet and this time of year these problems seem tenfold! My Christmas has NEVER been dependent on money but everyday living is.
So why did you conflate the two in your original post?
[quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: I hate everything the Tories stand for! They sting the poor and reward the rich! This Christmas is going to be rubbish for so many people on benefits and in low paid or zero hour work! Then we get their horrible smiling mugs looking back at us pretending that everything is fine and this country is in recovery! The people of the UK need to wake up to the fact that they hate the poor and use us as their whipping boys! We are the cause of ALL the ills of the UK! Slowly more are becoming enlightened thank GOD![/p][/quote]Stop whining. If your Christmas is dependent on money then you've bought too far into the capitalist ideal to ever get out of it.[/p][/quote]You need to get your head out of your rear end![/p][/quote]No I don't. I agree with you that politicians are, generally, consumed by self interest and care very little for others. The point I am making is that you seem to equate money with happiness and if this is the case you are too far up the rear end of the consumerist culture to ever get out. That's quite sad.[/p][/quote]It has NOTHING to do with happiness it's to do with making ends meet and this time of year these problems seem tenfold! My Christmas has NEVER been dependent on money but everyday living is.[/p][/quote]So why did you conflate the two in your original post? CaptainPC

6:26pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Cuetip says...

Nascot 6 wrote:
Cuetip wrote:
Nascot 6 wrote:
Well I am gob-smacked.

Richard Harrington states that “I opened Morrison’s two weeks ago” Well anyone who read the article in the WO and had seen the photo of the opening would have seen the person opening the store was one of the shop workers. She cut the ribbon. How dare you Mr Harrington take that away from the lady shop worker who actually opened the store.

I realise this is a small point, but for me this encapsulates the man, totally arrogant and too full of his own self-importance.
OOOOh Ouch You seem to have been very close to know him so well as does Vicky.

The so called great and the good do presume to sit at the high table and expect others to defer to them.

But do tell us more especially on cloak and dagger events.
I have just started to dip my toes into commenting on here. But if Cuetip is an example of the intellectual level displayed on here I think I will stop wasting my time.

I would get more sense having a conversation with my goldfish.
Didn't take you long to revert to type having exhausted your limited vocabulary.

I just thought it was interesting the way you chose to personalise it and ignore Osborne who is the bigger fish

You need to see someone because it is obvious you have a problem when someone asks an innocent question or dares to express an opinion.

Here is a story about bridging the gap as I'm not sure you read widely or even at all.

It was 1983 and Davis was playing country music in an all-white lounge. He was the only black musician and a man approached him. “He came up to me and said he liked my piano playing,” says Davis, “then he told me this was the first time he heard a black man play as well as Jerry Lee Lewis.” Davis, somewhat amused, explained to the man: “Jerry Lee learned to play from black blues and he’s a friend of mine.” “He didn’t believe me. Then, he told me he was a Klansman.”

Most people in this day and age probably would have turned and ran right out of that good ol’ boy’s bar, but not Davis. He stayed and talked with the Klansman for a long time. “At first, I thought ‘why the hell am I sitting with him?’ but we struck up a friendship and it was music that brought us together,” he says.
That friendship would lead Davis on a path almost unimaginable to most folks. Today, Davis is not only a musician, he is a person who befriends KKK members and, as a result, collects the robes and hoods of Klansmen who choose to leave the organization because of their friendship with him.
[quote][p][bold]Nascot 6[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cuetip[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nascot 6[/bold] wrote: Well I am gob-smacked. Richard Harrington states that “I opened Morrison’s two weeks ago” Well anyone who read the article in the WO and had seen the photo of the opening would have seen the person opening the store was one of the shop workers. She cut the ribbon. How dare you Mr Harrington take that away from the lady shop worker who actually opened the store. I realise this is a small point, but for me this encapsulates the man, totally arrogant and too full of his own self-importance.[/p][/quote]OOOOh Ouch You seem to have been very close to know him so well as does Vicky. The so called great and the good do presume to sit at the high table and expect others to defer to them. But do tell us more especially on cloak and dagger events.[/p][/quote]I have just started to dip my toes into commenting on here. But if Cuetip is an example of the intellectual level displayed on here I think I will stop wasting my time. I would get more sense having a conversation with my goldfish.[/p][/quote]Didn't take you long to revert to type having exhausted your limited vocabulary. I just thought it was interesting the way you chose to personalise it and ignore Osborne who is the bigger fish You need to see someone because it is obvious you have a problem when someone asks an innocent question or dares to express an opinion. Here is a story about bridging the gap as I'm not sure you read widely or even at all. It was 1983 and Davis was playing country music in an all-white lounge. He was the only black musician and a man approached him. “He came up to me and said he liked my piano playing,” says Davis, “then he told me this was the first time he heard a black man play as well as Jerry Lee Lewis.” Davis, somewhat amused, explained to the man: “Jerry Lee learned to play from black blues and he’s a friend of mine.” “He didn’t believe me. Then, he told me he was a Klansman.” Most people in this day and age probably would have turned and ran right out of that good ol’ boy’s bar, but not Davis. He stayed and talked with the Klansman for a long time. “At first, I thought ‘why the hell am I sitting with him?’ but we struck up a friendship and it was music that brought us together,” he says. That friendship would lead Davis on a path almost unimaginable to most folks. Today, Davis is not only a musician, he is a person who befriends KKK members and, as a result, collects the robes and hoods of Klansmen who choose to leave the organization because of their friendship with him. Cuetip

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