Conservative mayoral candidate Linda Topping outlines plans for town hall

Watford Observer: Conservative mayoral candidate Linda Topping outlines plans for town hall Conservative mayoral candidate Linda Topping outlines plans for town hall

The Conservative Watford mayoral candidate has pledged to help small shopping parades, take a 10 per cent pay cut and light up the Croxley Rail Link viaduct like the London Eye, if elected.

Linda Topping outlined her plans for Watford Town Hall this week after being selected by the party to stand in the May election.

The candidate said she also backed the loss of the Farm Terrace Allotments in the health campus scheme as the regeneration of the area was a "greater good".

In an interview with the Watford Observer, Mrs Topping said she felt her background in business and charity work meant she could help get "value for money" at Watford Council for taxpayers.

Mrs Topping was a founding organiser and chairman of the Starlight Walk, which has raised more than a £1 million for the Peace Hospice, and is currently a director and trustee of the Darcorum Sports Trust.

Talking about her reasons for running she said: "I don’t have children at home, which is one of my big reasons. My baby is now 22 and I have no dependents apart from a dog and a husband. I mean that nicely.

"I have my own time for the first time in my life. I have a proven track record of raising money and I have a proven track record of saving money."

One of the areas she said she would look to save money would be the combined cost of the offices of the elected mayor and managing director.

She said: "Some councils do not have mayors. Why does Watford need a mayor and an MD? I am not saying they don’t. But that question needs to be asked and the answer needs to be given to the electorate of Watford.  Does the MD need such a large salary if we have a mayoral figure?"

Asked where she stood on the mayor’s £65,000 salary, Mrs Topping added: "I think the mayor should lead by example and I would take at least a 10 per cent cut, if not more."

Another area Mrs Topping said she would like to reform at Watford Council was its printed magazine, About Watford. She described the magazine’s content as looking like a "Lib Dem manifesto" and said she wanted it to "reflect Watford". 

However Mrs Topping was in agreement with the current Liberal Democrat mayor, Dorothy Thornhill, over the fate of the Farm Terrace Allotments in West Watford, which are due to be built over as part of the health campus project.

Mrs Topping said: "I have terrific sympathy with the allotment holders but for the greater good maybe the investment has to take precedent. I say that with a heavy heart."

The Conservative added that one of her main concerns was for smaller shopping areas of the town in places like St Albans Road, the Garston Parade, and Stanborough.

She said: "A lot of our shopping centres need attention. I think these smaller shopping areas are vital to ensuring not just a happy community but also that a community lasts. We have got to support smaller businesses."

One of the more eye-catching initiatives mooted by Mrs Topping is to light up the new viaduct over Ascot Road, which is being built as part of the Croxley Rail Link

She said: "If you do look at the Bushey Arches and the lights, they can be changed, and it is also how the London Eye is lit up in London. It spruces it up."

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4:01pm Thu 3 Apr 14

WHGC ladyteesoff says...

Just asking from the 19th whether the electorate needs to know your role in the disbanded BACL was Fundraising Secretary?

Is News» International LONDON,January 15, 2012 wrong about
‘All you need to do is cough up a donation of £10,000 to British Asian Conservative Link (BACL) and you could have not only Mr Cameron on your “speed-dial’’ but also privileged access to his government’s entire inner circle, Rickie Sehgal, chairman of the group, reportedly boasted to an undercover reporter masquerading as a businessman willing to support his efforts to recruit Asians to the Conservative Party’.

Stop addressing the ball and answer the questions as you have been demanding of other parties? No fat shots allowed thank you.

This is in the interest of fairness as the spot light is on the Labour candidate?

Oops 60 was way way below your usual election result.
More to come.
Just asking from the 19th whether the electorate needs to know your role in the disbanded BACL was Fundraising Secretary? Is News» International LONDON,January 15, 2012 wrong about ‘All you need to do is cough up a donation of £10,000 to British Asian Conservative Link (BACL) and you could have not only Mr Cameron on your “speed-dial’’ but also privileged access to his government’s entire inner circle, Rickie Sehgal, chairman of the group, reportedly boasted to an undercover reporter masquerading as a businessman willing to support his efforts to recruit Asians to the Conservative Party’. Stop addressing the ball and answer the questions as you have been demanding of other parties? No fat shots allowed thank you. This is in the interest of fairness as the spot light is on the Labour candidate? Oops 60 was way way below your usual election result. More to come. WHGC ladyteesoff
  • Score: 53

5:48pm Thu 3 Apr 14

AlbansWoodBear says...

Oh - she's back from her luxury cruise then....
Oh - she's back from her luxury cruise then.... AlbansWoodBear
  • Score: 43

6:46pm Thu 3 Apr 14

cameluk says...

Can we not have an option on the ballot form to disband the role of mayor and save the whole £65000 a year?
Can we not have an option on the ballot form to disband the role of mayor and save the whole £65000 a year? cameluk
  • Score: 16

8:26am Fri 4 Apr 14

Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford says...

I had no idea the local council and Mayor had the right to put lights on the bridges of Network Rail.

I think Linda may be getting ideas above her station.

(sorry, couldn't resist)
I had no idea the local council and Mayor had the right to put lights on the bridges of Network Rail. I think Linda may be getting ideas above her station. (sorry, couldn't resist) Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford
  • Score: 18

8:33am Fri 4 Apr 14

The Rover says...

The London Eye is lit up because it's a tourist attraction, the Croxley Viaduct is not! I thought she said was good at saving money? Well that's a huge waste of money before the elections have even started.
The London Eye is lit up because it's a tourist attraction, the Croxley Viaduct is not! I thought she said was good at saving money? Well that's a huge waste of money before the elections have even started. The Rover
  • Score: 37

11:29am Fri 4 Apr 14

Boosey says...

Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford wrote:
I had no idea the local council and Mayor had the right to put lights on the bridges of Network Rail.

I think Linda may be getting ideas above her station.

(sorry, couldn't resist)
Go for the 40% reduction in salary maybe, just maybe you might get voted in!
[quote][p][bold]Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford[/bold] wrote: I had no idea the local council and Mayor had the right to put lights on the bridges of Network Rail. I think Linda may be getting ideas above her station. (sorry, couldn't resist)[/p][/quote]Go for the 40% reduction in salary maybe, just maybe you might get voted in! Boosey
  • Score: -3

11:33am Fri 4 Apr 14

D_Penn says...

I'm very interested in this pledge to help small shopping parades. I've seen that promise made many times by local politicians up and down the country. However, once elected, nothing changes.

Local shops will tell you that one of the biggest council led threats to business is the disincentive placed on casual passing trade caused by the never ending war on motorists.

First there's the ever increasing parking costs that put people off stopping - that's even if you can find somewhere to park with the myriad of yellow lines and restrictions that so often leave very few parking spaces around shops.

In many areas, residents only parking schemes that operate during the day leave whole streets virtually empty of cars whilst passing traffic still has to fight for the tiny number of chargeable bays provided just to shop for a few minutes. The hassle puts people off, particularly if the weather is bad as you stand in the rain trying to find the right change to feed the pay and display machine. Others, seeing the bays full, just drive on leaving the shops losing vital revenue that is so important to small business.

Then you have the swarm of privatised traffic wardens who look for the slightest opportunity to book the shops' customers. Even if someone has only jumped out for 120 seconds to get a newspaper and a bottle of water a ticket will be slapped on the windscreen.

Don't even get me started on loading and unloading restrictions in some places which can make getting goods in and out of a shop a logistics nightmare for the poor owner.

Overall, we have all had the experience where a trip to the local shops has been an unpleasant experience because of parking difficulties and exorbitant costs. Unless that changes significantly, as I would like to see, local shops will always struggle and as parking spaces get less and charges increase it will get worse and more shops will go to the wall.

So whilst I would welcome the sentiment expressed by Linda, excuse my cynicism, born of experience, that this is another election promise where nothing would change in this area. Councils up and down the land see parking revenue as a nice litte earner that grows year on year and whatever they promise, nowhere do they seem interested in changing the status quo. This infuriatingly endemic, anti-service approach is something I would personally change first chance I got.
I'm very interested in this pledge to help small shopping parades. I've seen that promise made many times by local politicians up and down the country. However, once elected, nothing changes. Local shops will tell you that one of the biggest council led threats to business is the disincentive placed on casual passing trade caused by the never ending war on motorists. First there's the ever increasing parking costs that put people off stopping - that's even if you can find somewhere to park with the myriad of yellow lines and restrictions that so often leave very few parking spaces around shops. In many areas, residents only parking schemes that operate during the day leave whole streets virtually empty of cars whilst passing traffic still has to fight for the tiny number of chargeable bays provided just to shop for a few minutes. The hassle puts people off, particularly if the weather is bad as you stand in the rain trying to find the right change to feed the pay and display machine. Others, seeing the bays full, just drive on leaving the shops losing vital revenue that is so important to small business. Then you have the swarm of privatised traffic wardens who look for the slightest opportunity to book the shops' customers. Even if someone has only jumped out for 120 seconds to get a newspaper and a bottle of water a ticket will be slapped on the windscreen. Don't even get me started on loading and unloading restrictions in some places which can make getting goods in and out of a shop a logistics nightmare for the poor owner. Overall, we have all had the experience where a trip to the local shops has been an unpleasant experience because of parking difficulties and exorbitant costs. Unless that changes significantly, as I would like to see, local shops will always struggle and as parking spaces get less and charges increase it will get worse and more shops will go to the wall. So whilst I would welcome the sentiment expressed by Linda, excuse my cynicism, born of experience, that this is another election promise where nothing would change in this area. Councils up and down the land see parking revenue as a nice litte earner that grows year on year and whatever they promise, nowhere do they seem interested in changing the status quo. This infuriatingly endemic, anti-service approach is something I would personally change first chance I got. D_Penn
  • Score: 8

11:38am Fri 4 Apr 14

ancientandageing says...

In the article it points out that Linda Topping's stance on Farm Terrace allotment, in light of that:-
I would note that whilst their is promise of jobs hospital etc
To Paraphrase Simon And Garfunkel "the boxer"
We are in danger of Squandering our resistance
For a pocket full of mumbles such are promises
All lies (not that they are actual lies(although they could be)but that the emergence of new jobs and new hospital facilities may not happen) and jests
Still a man hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest.
It was a lyrical allusion to what appears to be the promise of the health campus and the very real possibility that the realty may not live up to it,

In relation to the subject of jobs it has been reported that existing businesses in Cardiff road are facing disruption due to the scheme, also it has been reported in the Harrow local press that the Wicks building in Harrow transferred employees to watford and that really there was very little if any net gain.
Now I mention this because both the Mayor and MP have said how great for jobs Wicks moving to Watford was however it has not actually proved to be the case, this seems likes promise of jobs being Mumbles and reminds me of the song I quoted from in the removed post.

My point is they can promise what they like but it doesn't always work out that way does it?

I
In the article it points out that Linda Topping's stance on Farm Terrace allotment, in light of that:- I would note that whilst their is promise of jobs hospital etc To Paraphrase Simon And Garfunkel "the boxer" We are in danger of Squandering our resistance For a pocket full of mumbles such are promises All lies (not that they are actual lies(although they could be)but that the emergence of new jobs and new hospital facilities may not happen) and jests Still a man hears what he wants to hear And disregards the rest. It was a lyrical allusion to what appears to be the promise of the health campus and the very real possibility that the realty may not live up to it, In relation to the subject of jobs it has been reported that existing businesses in Cardiff road are facing disruption due to the scheme, also it has been reported in the Harrow local press that the Wicks building in Harrow transferred employees to watford and that really there was very little if any net gain. Now I mention this because both the Mayor and MP have said how great for jobs Wicks moving to Watford was however it has not actually proved to be the case, this seems likes promise of jobs being Mumbles and reminds me of the song I quoted from in the removed post. My point is they can promise what they like but it doesn't always work out that way does it? I ancientandageing
  • Score: -12

11:48am Fri 4 Apr 14

TRT says...

'And as the "health campus" has attracted so much negative publicity, I'm going to rename it "Project Malum Lupus"...'

Has anyone checked her forehead for a zip?
'And as the "health campus" has attracted so much negative publicity, I'm going to rename it "Project Malum Lupus"...' Has anyone checked her forehead for a zip? TRT
  • Score: 16

11:48am Fri 4 Apr 14

D_Penn says...

Boosey wrote:
Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford wrote: I had no idea the local council and Mayor had the right to put lights on the bridges of Network Rail. I think Linda may be getting ideas above her station. (sorry, couldn't resist)
Go for the 40% reduction in salary maybe, just maybe you might get voted in!
Gesture politics doesn't work.

Saying you'll take a 10% reduction in salary as an example to others only makes a difference if all council employees were to say, "That's a good idea. We'll all do the same." Somehow, I don't see that happening. So it would do no more than save the council about 6k a year.

A six grand saving spread across Watford tax payers will save each family barely tuppence a year, so this announcement is not going to have everyone out on the streets celebrating!

The Mayor's real job on finances should be about saving millions from the budget and getting Council Tax to go back down to more reasonable levels - as it was before the mega-increases that took place throughout the first decade of this century which made the compulsory tax such a heavy burden on families finances. Now that really would make people happy.
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford[/bold] wrote: I had no idea the local council and Mayor had the right to put lights on the bridges of Network Rail. I think Linda may be getting ideas above her station. (sorry, couldn't resist)[/p][/quote]Go for the 40% reduction in salary maybe, just maybe you might get voted in![/p][/quote]Gesture politics doesn't work. Saying you'll take a 10% reduction in salary as an example to others only makes a difference if all council employees were to say, "That's a good idea. We'll all do the same." Somehow, I don't see that happening. So it would do no more than save the council about 6k a year. A six grand saving spread across Watford tax payers will save each family barely tuppence a year, so this announcement is not going to have everyone out on the streets celebrating! The Mayor's real job on finances should be about saving millions from the budget and getting Council Tax to go back down to more reasonable levels - as it was before the mega-increases that took place throughout the first decade of this century which made the compulsory tax such a heavy burden on families finances. Now that really would make people happy. D_Penn
  • Score: 9

11:49am Fri 4 Apr 14

miwe2 says...

Nice to see a Tory with a sence of humour. The problem is to work out where the comedy stops.
Nice to see a Tory with a sence of humour. The problem is to work out where the comedy stops. miwe2
  • Score: 11

12:17pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford says...

Boosey wrote:
Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford wrote:
I had no idea the local council and Mayor had the right to put lights on the bridges of Network Rail.

I think Linda may be getting ideas above her station.

(sorry, couldn't resist)
Go for the 40% reduction in salary maybe, just maybe you might get voted in!
Seriously?

I will be elected if the people of Watford believe that I am the best person for the job.

We are talking about electing the leader of a multi-million pound business here. The only difference between a council and a business is that if a business runs poorly and is badly managed it loses money, it fails and it goes under. If a council loses money it just puts up your taxes next year and carries on running poorly.

I think I know what sort of person I would feel happiest with running my council and I wouldn't begrudge a penny of a fair salary if the job was being done well and the Mayor was running the council very efficiently and improving services and customer service year on year.

If elected the benefits of the savings I make year in year out and changes I introduce into how the council runs and treats the people and businesses of Watford will dwarf the salary the Mayor takes.

Some people are worth the Mayors salary. Others are already admitting they are not.

Come May 22nd, the choice is yours. Be careful what you wish for.
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford[/bold] wrote: I had no idea the local council and Mayor had the right to put lights on the bridges of Network Rail. I think Linda may be getting ideas above her station. (sorry, couldn't resist)[/p][/quote]Go for the 40% reduction in salary maybe, just maybe you might get voted in![/p][/quote]Seriously? I will be elected if the people of Watford believe that I am the best person for the job. We are talking about electing the leader of a multi-million pound business here. The only difference between a council and a business is that if a business runs poorly and is badly managed it loses money, it fails and it goes under. If a council loses money it just puts up your taxes next year and carries on running poorly. I think I know what sort of person I would feel happiest with running my council and I wouldn't begrudge a penny of a fair salary if the job was being done well and the Mayor was running the council very efficiently and improving services and customer service year on year. If elected the benefits of the savings I make year in year out and changes I introduce into how the council runs and treats the people and businesses of Watford will dwarf the salary the Mayor takes. Some people are worth the Mayors salary. Others are already admitting they are not. Come May 22nd, the choice is yours. Be careful what you wish for. Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford
  • Score: -4

2:14pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Cuetip says...

TRT wrote:
'And as the "health campus" has attracted so much negative publicity, I'm going to rename it "Project Malum Lupus"...'

Has anyone checked her forehead for a zip?
Voters are not really wondering when she will join the Liberals as with her fellow conspirator and ex Conservative Chair who did what is euphemistically called the chicken run into the vacant Liberal Tudor seat.

Her support for those who want to bulldoze a green space for developers is not surprising so long as it’s not a neighbouring property regardless of its environmental, historical and cultural value.

Is anyone really shocked that the desperate Watford Conservative Association finally tore up any scrutiny of this paper candidate as they touted this very important post around the town given their collapsed membership.

Smelling money, she is offering a cheap 10% sales cut as an opening bid, why not 7% or 20%? When do we go to bargain basement prices? It’s all a bit self glorifying as with the Starlight Walk which has always been and continue to be a team effort and never about egos.

This lamp flares like a lamp for only one and not for a hundred which what this town and country needs when dealing with public money.
[quote][p][bold]TRT[/bold] wrote: 'And as the "health campus" has attracted so much negative publicity, I'm going to rename it "Project Malum Lupus"...' Has anyone checked her forehead for a zip?[/p][/quote]Voters are not really wondering when she will join the Liberals as with her fellow conspirator and ex Conservative Chair who did what is euphemistically called the chicken run into the vacant Liberal Tudor seat. Her support for those who want to bulldoze a green space for developers is not surprising so long as it’s not a neighbouring property regardless of its environmental, historical and cultural value. Is anyone really shocked that the desperate Watford Conservative Association finally tore up any scrutiny of this paper candidate as they touted this very important post around the town given their collapsed membership. Smelling money, she is offering a cheap 10% sales cut as an opening bid, why not 7% or 20%? When do we go to bargain basement prices? It’s all a bit self glorifying as with the Starlight Walk which has always been and continue to be a team effort and never about egos. This lamp flares like a lamp for only one and not for a hundred which what this town and country needs when dealing with public money. Cuetip
  • Score: 13

4:01pm Fri 4 Apr 14

ancientandageing says...

So we have the return of David Penn UKIP election agent and candidate D_Penn (no secret there as he has already declared himself as both on the WO) and of course the omnipresent Phil Cox, will Linda bite the bait, will another part of the elusive local UKIP Manifesto be forthcoming, only Phil no sorry David really knows.
So we have the return of David Penn UKIP election agent and candidate D_Penn (no secret there as he has already declared himself as both on the WO) and of course the omnipresent Phil Cox, will Linda bite the bait, will another part of the elusive local UKIP Manifesto be forthcoming, only Phil no sorry David really knows. ancientandageing
  • Score: 2

4:59pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Wacko Jacko says...

ancientandageing wrote:
So we have the return of David Penn UKIP election agent and candidate D_Penn (no secret there as he has already declared himself as both on the WO) and of course the omnipresent Phil Cox, will Linda bite the bait, will another part of the elusive local UKIP Manifesto be forthcoming, only Phil no sorry David really knows.
Looks like the WO on-line comments is the only means for Penn and Cox to get their message across as they lack any foot soldiers. What they don't seem to realise is they are mainly talking to themselves plus a few cynical regulars who are only here for the sport. Linda's challenge, which shouldn't be too hard, will be to nudge Cox into fourth place. It's going to be a fun few weeks watching the sparks fly between them.
[quote][p][bold]ancientandageing[/bold] wrote: So we have the return of David Penn UKIP election agent and candidate D_Penn (no secret there as he has already declared himself as both on the WO) and of course the omnipresent Phil Cox, will Linda bite the bait, will another part of the elusive local UKIP Manifesto be forthcoming, only Phil no sorry David really knows.[/p][/quote]Looks like the WO on-line comments is the only means for Penn and Cox to get their message across as they lack any foot soldiers. What they don't seem to realise is they are mainly talking to themselves plus a few cynical regulars who are only here for the sport. Linda's challenge, which shouldn't be too hard, will be to nudge Cox into fourth place. It's going to be a fun few weeks watching the sparks fly between them. Wacko Jacko
  • Score: 2

5:09pm Fri 4 Apr 14

TRT says...

Cuetip wrote:
TRT wrote:
'And as the "health campus" has attracted so much negative publicity, I'm going to rename it "Project Malum Lupus"...'

Has anyone checked her forehead for a zip?
Voters are not really wondering when she will join the Liberals as with her fellow conspirator and ex Conservative Chair who did what is euphemistically called the chicken run into the vacant Liberal Tudor seat.

Her support for those who want to bulldoze a green space for developers is not surprising so long as it’s not a neighbouring property regardless of its environmental, historical and cultural value.

Is anyone really shocked that the desperate Watford Conservative Association finally tore up any scrutiny of this paper candidate as they touted this very important post around the town given their collapsed membership.

Smelling money, she is offering a cheap 10% sales cut as an opening bid, why not 7% or 20%? When do we go to bargain basement prices? It’s all a bit self glorifying as with the Starlight Walk which has always been and continue to be a team effort and never about egos.

This lamp flares like a lamp for only one and not for a hundred which what this town and country needs when dealing with public money.
Cuetip... I don't know if you got the old Dr. Who reference there or not... but you're right of course. One daren't risk voting for Conservatives or Liberals in these elections; they're both comfortable having their heads in the trough. And to be frank, I don't think Labour are much better. Greens I would love to vote for, as I do almost every election, and every election it's the same - a wasted vote as they only ever got in in Callowland, and the Green councillor there has just upped and off. :(
There's several other smaller parties standing candidates. TUSC is one, but again, there are just too many pig headed, dyed in the wool, traditional "I've always voted this or that" people around, who'll stick a tick in the box just because. Up in Salford, there's a saying "Stick a red rosette on a pig, and people will vote for it" (Hazel Blears of course is proof of this).
Watford, at least, is a marginal. Let's hope people aren't blinded by the blatant lies of the incumbents that they've been drip feeding us over the last umpteen years. Maybe there's enough desperately poor, done out of a job, living hand to mouth voters who care enough to stop and think "Where's my high street gone?" "What has happened to the market?" "Why are there so many boarded up shops in the Harlequin?" "Why can't I get a bus to the Meriden after 11?" "What could £4.3million have done for MY street or shopping parade that's been spent bridging the pond?" "Just how much influence DOES Warner Brothers have in the town hall?" "Where am I going to play Sunday League football now there's half the playing fields there were?" "Why does my street keep flooding?" "Why can't I park outside my own house?" etc etc etc.
[quote][p][bold]Cuetip[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TRT[/bold] wrote: 'And as the "health campus" has attracted so much negative publicity, I'm going to rename it "Project Malum Lupus"...' Has anyone checked her forehead for a zip?[/p][/quote]Voters are not really wondering when she will join the Liberals as with her fellow conspirator and ex Conservative Chair who did what is euphemistically called the chicken run into the vacant Liberal Tudor seat. Her support for those who want to bulldoze a green space for developers is not surprising so long as it’s not a neighbouring property regardless of its environmental, historical and cultural value. Is anyone really shocked that the desperate Watford Conservative Association finally tore up any scrutiny of this paper candidate as they touted this very important post around the town given their collapsed membership. Smelling money, she is offering a cheap 10% sales cut as an opening bid, why not 7% or 20%? When do we go to bargain basement prices? It’s all a bit self glorifying as with the Starlight Walk which has always been and continue to be a team effort and never about egos. This lamp flares like a lamp for only one and not for a hundred which what this town and country needs when dealing with public money.[/p][/quote]Cuetip... I don't know if you got the old Dr. Who reference there or not... but you're right of course. One daren't risk voting for Conservatives or Liberals in these elections; they're both comfortable having their heads in the trough. And to be frank, I don't think Labour are much better. Greens I would love to vote for, as I do almost every election, and every election it's the same - a wasted vote as they only ever got in in Callowland, and the Green councillor there has just upped and off. :( There's several other smaller parties standing candidates. TUSC is one, but again, there are just too many pig headed, dyed in the wool, traditional "I've always voted this or that" people around, who'll stick a tick in the box just because. Up in Salford, there's a saying "Stick a red rosette on a pig, and people will vote for it" (Hazel Blears of course is proof of this). Watford, at least, is a marginal. Let's hope people aren't blinded by the blatant lies of the incumbents that they've been drip feeding us over the last umpteen years. Maybe there's enough desperately poor, done out of a job, living hand to mouth voters who care enough to stop and think "Where's my high street gone?" "What has happened to the market?" "Why are there so many boarded up shops in the Harlequin?" "Why can't I get a bus to the Meriden after 11?" "What could £4.3million have done for MY street or shopping parade that's been spent bridging the pond?" "Just how much influence DOES Warner Brothers have in the town hall?" "Where am I going to play Sunday League football now there's half the playing fields there were?" "Why does my street keep flooding?" "Why can't I park outside my own house?" etc etc etc. TRT
  • Score: 9

5:10pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford says...

Wacko Jacko wrote:
ancientandageing wrote:
So we have the return of David Penn UKIP election agent and candidate D_Penn (no secret there as he has already declared himself as both on the WO) and of course the omnipresent Phil Cox, will Linda bite the bait, will another part of the elusive local UKIP Manifesto be forthcoming, only Phil no sorry David really knows.
Looks like the WO on-line comments is the only means for Penn and Cox to get their message across as they lack any foot soldiers. What they don't seem to realise is they are mainly talking to themselves plus a few cynical regulars who are only here for the sport. Linda's challenge, which shouldn't be too hard, will be to nudge Cox into fourth place. It's going to be a fun few weeks watching the sparks fly between them.
Your challenge Mike, and you know it, is to stop us taking 1st in the Mayoral elections.

Ukip are the biggest threat to the LibDems in Watford.

It can't have helped your cause when your leader was shown up for using personal attacks and lies when trying to point out the benefits of being in the EU in the debates over the last two weeks. The public agrees with Ukip, the LibDem leader is a weak liar.

Things have changed in politics over the last four years. The LibDems star has waned and they are now in a precarious position as regards holding on to the Mayor in Watford.

Also, Dorothy Thornhill's blatant and possibly illegal land grab in West Watford which threatens the future of Watford Hospital also must be playing against her chances of re-election.
[quote][p][bold]Wacko Jacko[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ancientandageing[/bold] wrote: So we have the return of David Penn UKIP election agent and candidate D_Penn (no secret there as he has already declared himself as both on the WO) and of course the omnipresent Phil Cox, will Linda bite the bait, will another part of the elusive local UKIP Manifesto be forthcoming, only Phil no sorry David really knows.[/p][/quote]Looks like the WO on-line comments is the only means for Penn and Cox to get their message across as they lack any foot soldiers. What they don't seem to realise is they are mainly talking to themselves plus a few cynical regulars who are only here for the sport. Linda's challenge, which shouldn't be too hard, will be to nudge Cox into fourth place. It's going to be a fun few weeks watching the sparks fly between them.[/p][/quote]Your challenge Mike, and you know it, is to stop us taking 1st in the Mayoral elections. Ukip are the biggest threat to the LibDems in Watford. It can't have helped your cause when your leader was shown up for using personal attacks and lies when trying to point out the benefits of being in the EU in the debates over the last two weeks. The public agrees with Ukip, the LibDem leader is a weak liar. Things have changed in politics over the last four years. The LibDems star has waned and they are now in a precarious position as regards holding on to the Mayor in Watford. Also, Dorothy Thornhill's blatant and possibly illegal land grab in West Watford which threatens the future of Watford Hospital also must be playing against her chances of re-election. Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford
  • Score: -5

5:30pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Wacko Jacko says...

Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford wrote:
Wacko Jacko wrote:
ancientandageing wrote:
So we have the return of David Penn UKIP election agent and candidate D_Penn (no secret there as he has already declared himself as both on the WO) and of course the omnipresent Phil Cox, will Linda bite the bait, will another part of the elusive local UKIP Manifesto be forthcoming, only Phil no sorry David really knows.
Looks like the WO on-line comments is the only means for Penn and Cox to get their message across as they lack any foot soldiers. What they don't seem to realise is they are mainly talking to themselves plus a few cynical regulars who are only here for the sport. Linda's challenge, which shouldn't be too hard, will be to nudge Cox into fourth place. It's going to be a fun few weeks watching the sparks fly between them.
Your challenge Mike, and you know it, is to stop us taking 1st in the Mayoral elections.

Ukip are the biggest threat to the LibDems in Watford.

It can't have helped your cause when your leader was shown up for using personal attacks and lies when trying to point out the benefits of being in the EU in the debates over the last two weeks. The public agrees with Ukip, the LibDem leader is a weak liar.

Things have changed in politics over the last four years. The LibDems star has waned and they are now in a precarious position as regards holding on to the Mayor in Watford.

Also, Dorothy Thornhill's blatant and possibly illegal land grab in West Watford which threatens the future of Watford Hospital also must be playing against her chances of re-election.
I'm sure they will be happy to accept that challenge, but UKIP rumours of a LibDem demise are a little premature. The issues uppermost in the minds of Watford residents aren't EU membership, for most folk that's a given, they are concerned about having effective good value local services, weekly bin collections, clean streets, slower traffic in residential areas, keeping council taxes low, potholes in the road, school places, affordable placesfor their children to live. In short all of those important local issues which affect their day to day lives. UKIP need to come out and declare their policies on all of these, and more, rather than droning on about EU and immigration.
[quote][p][bold]Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wacko Jacko[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ancientandageing[/bold] wrote: So we have the return of David Penn UKIP election agent and candidate D_Penn (no secret there as he has already declared himself as both on the WO) and of course the omnipresent Phil Cox, will Linda bite the bait, will another part of the elusive local UKIP Manifesto be forthcoming, only Phil no sorry David really knows.[/p][/quote]Looks like the WO on-line comments is the only means for Penn and Cox to get their message across as they lack any foot soldiers. What they don't seem to realise is they are mainly talking to themselves plus a few cynical regulars who are only here for the sport. Linda's challenge, which shouldn't be too hard, will be to nudge Cox into fourth place. It's going to be a fun few weeks watching the sparks fly between them.[/p][/quote]Your challenge Mike, and you know it, is to stop us taking 1st in the Mayoral elections. Ukip are the biggest threat to the LibDems in Watford. It can't have helped your cause when your leader was shown up for using personal attacks and lies when trying to point out the benefits of being in the EU in the debates over the last two weeks. The public agrees with Ukip, the LibDem leader is a weak liar. Things have changed in politics over the last four years. The LibDems star has waned and they are now in a precarious position as regards holding on to the Mayor in Watford. Also, Dorothy Thornhill's blatant and possibly illegal land grab in West Watford which threatens the future of Watford Hospital also must be playing against her chances of re-election.[/p][/quote]I'm sure they will be happy to accept that challenge, but UKIP rumours of a LibDem demise are a little premature. The issues uppermost in the minds of Watford residents aren't EU membership, for most folk that's a given, they are concerned about having effective good value local services, weekly bin collections, clean streets, slower traffic in residential areas, keeping council taxes low, potholes in the road, school places, affordable placesfor their children to live. In short all of those important local issues which affect their day to day lives. UKIP need to come out and declare their policies on all of these, and more, rather than droning on about EU and immigration. Wacko Jacko
  • Score: 2

5:32pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Wacko Jacko says...

Linda, I've got a fiver riding on you beating the UKIP candidate, don't let me down!
Linda, I've got a fiver riding on you beating the UKIP candidate, don't let me down! Wacko Jacko
  • Score: 0

5:45pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford says...

Wacko Jacko wrote:
Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford wrote:
Wacko Jacko wrote:
ancientandageing wrote:
So we have the return of David Penn UKIP election agent and candidate D_Penn (no secret there as he has already declared himself as both on the WO) and of course the omnipresent Phil Cox, will Linda bite the bait, will another part of the elusive local UKIP Manifesto be forthcoming, only Phil no sorry David really knows.
Looks like the WO on-line comments is the only means for Penn and Cox to get their message across as they lack any foot soldiers. What they don't seem to realise is they are mainly talking to themselves plus a few cynical regulars who are only here for the sport. Linda's challenge, which shouldn't be too hard, will be to nudge Cox into fourth place. It's going to be a fun few weeks watching the sparks fly between them.
Your challenge Mike, and you know it, is to stop us taking 1st in the Mayoral elections.

Ukip are the biggest threat to the LibDems in Watford.

It can't have helped your cause when your leader was shown up for using personal attacks and lies when trying to point out the benefits of being in the EU in the debates over the last two weeks. The public agrees with Ukip, the LibDem leader is a weak liar.

Things have changed in politics over the last four years. The LibDems star has waned and they are now in a precarious position as regards holding on to the Mayor in Watford.

Also, Dorothy Thornhill's blatant and possibly illegal land grab in West Watford which threatens the future of Watford Hospital also must be playing against her chances of re-election.
I'm sure they will be happy to accept that challenge, but UKIP rumours of a LibDem demise are a little premature. The issues uppermost in the minds of Watford residents aren't EU membership, for most folk that's a given, they are concerned about having effective good value local services, weekly bin collections, clean streets, slower traffic in residential areas, keeping council taxes low, potholes in the road, school places, affordable placesfor their children to live. In short all of those important local issues which affect their day to day lives. UKIP need to come out and declare their policies on all of these, and more, rather than droning on about EU and immigration.
It's not Ukip saying the LibDems are going down the pan. The whole political and media establishment are saying it. Your support has collapsed and it's not coming back.

Do you even read the papers or watch the news?

I know the LibDems are a bit bruised, to put it mildly, over the EU and immigration but you can't just dismiss it as though it's not there. The people of Watford are no different to people all over the UK, they are worried about getting school places for their children and that is widely affected by open-door immigration.

The LibDems are the party of open-door immigration and and such must bear the blame for the pressure being put on housing provision, school places and other services. These things are all connected and putting your collective LibDem heads in the sand and reciting incorrect statistics or personal attacks just will not cut it with the electorate. You have been shown up for what you are.

The truth is coming out. The LibDem lies are being exposed. You have lost the argument.

Just like you will lose the elections.
[quote][p][bold]Wacko Jacko[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wacko Jacko[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ancientandageing[/bold] wrote: So we have the return of David Penn UKIP election agent and candidate D_Penn (no secret there as he has already declared himself as both on the WO) and of course the omnipresent Phil Cox, will Linda bite the bait, will another part of the elusive local UKIP Manifesto be forthcoming, only Phil no sorry David really knows.[/p][/quote]Looks like the WO on-line comments is the only means for Penn and Cox to get their message across as they lack any foot soldiers. What they don't seem to realise is they are mainly talking to themselves plus a few cynical regulars who are only here for the sport. Linda's challenge, which shouldn't be too hard, will be to nudge Cox into fourth place. It's going to be a fun few weeks watching the sparks fly between them.[/p][/quote]Your challenge Mike, and you know it, is to stop us taking 1st in the Mayoral elections. Ukip are the biggest threat to the LibDems in Watford. It can't have helped your cause when your leader was shown up for using personal attacks and lies when trying to point out the benefits of being in the EU in the debates over the last two weeks. The public agrees with Ukip, the LibDem leader is a weak liar. Things have changed in politics over the last four years. The LibDems star has waned and they are now in a precarious position as regards holding on to the Mayor in Watford. Also, Dorothy Thornhill's blatant and possibly illegal land grab in West Watford which threatens the future of Watford Hospital also must be playing against her chances of re-election.[/p][/quote]I'm sure they will be happy to accept that challenge, but UKIP rumours of a LibDem demise are a little premature. The issues uppermost in the minds of Watford residents aren't EU membership, for most folk that's a given, they are concerned about having effective good value local services, weekly bin collections, clean streets, slower traffic in residential areas, keeping council taxes low, potholes in the road, school places, affordable placesfor their children to live. In short all of those important local issues which affect their day to day lives. UKIP need to come out and declare their policies on all of these, and more, rather than droning on about EU and immigration.[/p][/quote]It's not Ukip saying the LibDems are going down the pan. The whole political and media establishment are saying it. Your support has collapsed and it's not coming back. Do you even read the papers or watch the news? I know the LibDems are a bit bruised, to put it mildly, over the EU and immigration but you can't just dismiss it as though it's not there. The people of Watford are no different to people all over the UK, they are worried about getting school places for their children and that is widely affected by open-door immigration. The LibDems are the party of open-door immigration and and such must bear the blame for the pressure being put on housing provision, school places and other services. These things are all connected and putting your collective LibDem heads in the sand and reciting incorrect statistics or personal attacks just will not cut it with the electorate. You have been shown up for what you are. The truth is coming out. The LibDem lies are being exposed. You have lost the argument. Just like you will lose the elections. Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford
  • Score: -9

6:34pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Cuetip says...

Wacko Jacko wrote:
Linda, I've got a fiver riding on you beating the UKIP candidate, don't let me down!
I’ve never understood the need to bet and it’s no wonder the high streets are blighted by betting shops as you seem to love betting on a ........ that is crocked (I think that’s how it’s spelt). That's so sweet of you and blow the electorate so long as I get elected.

I suppose it would be too much to ask to throw a fiver to something more deserving eg the Keep Farm Terrace Campaign.

I shouldn’t be astonished that you seem so obviously pleased to have no scruples on who looks after the cash of hard pressed tax payers given Linda’s reluctance to answer any question that voters should know or perhaps she is waiting to engage her doppelganger vickyt with claims of being stalked which you have all people should know all about?
[quote][p][bold]Wacko Jacko[/bold] wrote: Linda, I've got a fiver riding on you beating the UKIP candidate, don't let me down![/p][/quote]I’ve never understood the need to bet and it’s no wonder the high streets are blighted by betting shops as you seem to love betting on a ........ that is crocked (I think that’s how it’s spelt). That's so sweet of you and blow the electorate so long as I get elected. I suppose it would be too much to ask to throw a fiver to something more deserving eg the Keep Farm Terrace Campaign. I shouldn’t be astonished that you seem so obviously pleased to have no scruples on who looks after the cash of hard pressed tax payers given Linda’s reluctance to answer any question that voters should know or perhaps she is waiting to engage her doppelganger vickyt with claims of being stalked which you have all people should know all about? Cuetip
  • Score: 0

8:35pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Wacko Jacko says...

Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford wrote:
Wacko Jacko wrote:
Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford wrote:
Wacko Jacko wrote:
ancientandageing wrote:
So we have the return of David Penn UKIP election agent and candidate D_Penn (no secret there as he has already declared himself as both on the WO) and of course the omnipresent Phil Cox, will Linda bite the bait, will another part of the elusive local UKIP Manifesto be forthcoming, only Phil no sorry David really knows.
Looks like the WO on-line comments is the only means for Penn and Cox to get their message across as they lack any foot soldiers. What they don't seem to realise is they are mainly talking to themselves plus a few cynical regulars who are only here for the sport. Linda's challenge, which shouldn't be too hard, will be to nudge Cox into fourth place. It's going to be a fun few weeks watching the sparks fly between them.
Your challenge Mike, and you know it, is to stop us taking 1st in the Mayoral elections.

Ukip are the biggest threat to the LibDems in Watford.

It can't have helped your cause when your leader was shown up for using personal attacks and lies when trying to point out the benefits of being in the EU in the debates over the last two weeks. The public agrees with Ukip, the LibDem leader is a weak liar.

Things have changed in politics over the last four years. The LibDems star has waned and they are now in a precarious position as regards holding on to the Mayor in Watford.

Also, Dorothy Thornhill's blatant and possibly illegal land grab in West Watford which threatens the future of Watford Hospital also must be playing against her chances of re-election.
I'm sure they will be happy to accept that challenge, but UKIP rumours of a LibDem demise are a little premature. The issues uppermost in the minds of Watford residents aren't EU membership, for most folk that's a given, they are concerned about having effective good value local services, weekly bin collections, clean streets, slower traffic in residential areas, keeping council taxes low, potholes in the road, school places, affordable placesfor their children to live. In short all of those important local issues which affect their day to day lives. UKIP need to come out and declare their policies on all of these, and more, rather than droning on about EU and immigration.
It's not Ukip saying the LibDems are going down the pan. The whole political and media establishment are saying it. Your support has collapsed and it's not coming back.

Do you even read the papers or watch the news?

I know the LibDems are a bit bruised, to put it mildly, over the EU and immigration but you can't just dismiss it as though it's not there. The people of Watford are no different to people all over the UK, they are worried about getting school places for their children and that is widely affected by open-door immigration.

The LibDems are the party of open-door immigration and and such must bear the blame for the pressure being put on housing provision, school places and other services. These things are all connected and putting your collective LibDem heads in the sand and reciting incorrect statistics or personal attacks just will not cut it with the electorate. You have been shown up for what you are.

The truth is coming out. The LibDem lies are being exposed. You have lost the argument.

Just like you will lose the elections.
The irony of UKIP relying on the views of the political establishment to support their argument won't be missed by readers. As it happens I'm an avid reader of the broadsheet papers, unlike you Sun and Sport reading ukippers. What I've learned is that mid term polls commissioned by the newspapers rarely reflect the voting intentions of the electorate, they merely provide fodder for bogus news stories. What matters in politics is who wins at the ballot box. Face it Cox, just like in previous local elections here in Watford, you don't stand a chance
[quote][p][bold]Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wacko Jacko[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wacko Jacko[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ancientandageing[/bold] wrote: So we have the return of David Penn UKIP election agent and candidate D_Penn (no secret there as he has already declared himself as both on the WO) and of course the omnipresent Phil Cox, will Linda bite the bait, will another part of the elusive local UKIP Manifesto be forthcoming, only Phil no sorry David really knows.[/p][/quote]Looks like the WO on-line comments is the only means for Penn and Cox to get their message across as they lack any foot soldiers. What they don't seem to realise is they are mainly talking to themselves plus a few cynical regulars who are only here for the sport. Linda's challenge, which shouldn't be too hard, will be to nudge Cox into fourth place. It's going to be a fun few weeks watching the sparks fly between them.[/p][/quote]Your challenge Mike, and you know it, is to stop us taking 1st in the Mayoral elections. Ukip are the biggest threat to the LibDems in Watford. It can't have helped your cause when your leader was shown up for using personal attacks and lies when trying to point out the benefits of being in the EU in the debates over the last two weeks. The public agrees with Ukip, the LibDem leader is a weak liar. Things have changed in politics over the last four years. The LibDems star has waned and they are now in a precarious position as regards holding on to the Mayor in Watford. Also, Dorothy Thornhill's blatant and possibly illegal land grab in West Watford which threatens the future of Watford Hospital also must be playing against her chances of re-election.[/p][/quote]I'm sure they will be happy to accept that challenge, but UKIP rumours of a LibDem demise are a little premature. The issues uppermost in the minds of Watford residents aren't EU membership, for most folk that's a given, they are concerned about having effective good value local services, weekly bin collections, clean streets, slower traffic in residential areas, keeping council taxes low, potholes in the road, school places, affordable placesfor their children to live. In short all of those important local issues which affect their day to day lives. UKIP need to come out and declare their policies on all of these, and more, rather than droning on about EU and immigration.[/p][/quote]It's not Ukip saying the LibDems are going down the pan. The whole political and media establishment are saying it. Your support has collapsed and it's not coming back. Do you even read the papers or watch the news? I know the LibDems are a bit bruised, to put it mildly, over the EU and immigration but you can't just dismiss it as though it's not there. The people of Watford are no different to people all over the UK, they are worried about getting school places for their children and that is widely affected by open-door immigration. The LibDems are the party of open-door immigration and and such must bear the blame for the pressure being put on housing provision, school places and other services. These things are all connected and putting your collective LibDem heads in the sand and reciting incorrect statistics or personal attacks just will not cut it with the electorate. You have been shown up for what you are. The truth is coming out. The LibDem lies are being exposed. You have lost the argument. Just like you will lose the elections.[/p][/quote]The irony of UKIP relying on the views of the political establishment to support their argument won't be missed by readers. As it happens I'm an avid reader of the broadsheet papers, unlike you Sun and Sport reading ukippers. What I've learned is that mid term polls commissioned by the newspapers rarely reflect the voting intentions of the electorate, they merely provide fodder for bogus news stories. What matters in politics is who wins at the ballot box. Face it Cox, just like in previous local elections here in Watford, you don't stand a chance Wacko Jacko
  • Score: 1

8:47pm Fri 4 Apr 14

ancientandageing says...

Wacko Jacko wrote:
ancientandageing wrote:
So we have the return of David Penn UKIP election agent and candidate D_Penn (no secret there as he has already declared himself as both on the WO) and of course the omnipresent Phil Cox, will Linda bite the bait, will another part of the elusive local UKIP Manifesto be forthcoming, only Phil no sorry David really knows.
Looks like the WO on-line comments is the only means for Penn and Cox to get their message across as they lack any foot soldiers. What they don't seem to realise is they are mainly talking to themselves plus a few cynical regulars who are only here for the sport. Linda's challenge, which shouldn't be too hard, will be to nudge Cox into fourth place. It's going to be a fun few weeks watching the sparks fly between them.
yep it does seem like David Penn is the UKIP watford Batman and Phil Cox is Robin well trying to rob votes anyway
[quote][p][bold]Wacko Jacko[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ancientandageing[/bold] wrote: So we have the return of David Penn UKIP election agent and candidate D_Penn (no secret there as he has already declared himself as both on the WO) and of course the omnipresent Phil Cox, will Linda bite the bait, will another part of the elusive local UKIP Manifesto be forthcoming, only Phil no sorry David really knows.[/p][/quote]Looks like the WO on-line comments is the only means for Penn and Cox to get their message across as they lack any foot soldiers. What they don't seem to realise is they are mainly talking to themselves plus a few cynical regulars who are only here for the sport. Linda's challenge, which shouldn't be too hard, will be to nudge Cox into fourth place. It's going to be a fun few weeks watching the sparks fly between them.[/p][/quote]yep it does seem like David Penn is the UKIP watford Batman and Phil Cox is Robin well trying to rob votes anyway ancientandageing
  • Score: 4

12:48am Sat 5 Apr 14

Andrew1963 says...

Wacko Jacko wrote:
Linda, I've got a fiver riding on you beating the UKIP candidate, don't let me down!
UKIP won't win the Mayoral election, even with the vote coinciding with European Parliament Election Day. People are very likely to split their voting intentions between parties for local and European governments. So while UKIP may pick up anti coalition and anti EU voters in the European Parliament vote, there is unlikely to be any impact on local elections, with very few Tory votes to go for, and swings from other parties balancing themselves out.
[quote][p][bold]Wacko Jacko[/bold] wrote: Linda, I've got a fiver riding on you beating the UKIP candidate, don't let me down![/p][/quote]UKIP won't win the Mayoral election, even with the vote coinciding with European Parliament Election Day. People are very likely to split their voting intentions between parties for local and European governments. So while UKIP may pick up anti coalition and anti EU voters in the European Parliament vote, there is unlikely to be any impact on local elections, with very few Tory votes to go for, and swings from other parties balancing themselves out. Andrew1963
  • Score: 4

8:58am Sat 5 Apr 14

Cuetip says...

Andrew1963 wrote:
Wacko Jacko wrote:
Linda, I've got a fiver riding on you beating the UKIP candidate, don't let me down!
UKIP won't win the Mayoral election, even with the vote coinciding with European Parliament Election Day. People are very likely to split their voting intentions between parties for local and European governments. So while UKIP may pick up anti coalition and anti EU voters in the European Parliament vote, there is unlikely to be any impact on local elections, with very few Tory votes to go for, and swings from other parties balancing themselves out.
It's highly disturbing that Wacko Jacko - a Liberal - is putting a fiver on someone who will not answer or put in her manifesto whether she was the Fund Raiser to the banned British Asian Conservative Link which offered a phone link for £10,000 to David Cameron.

How much more baggage does this paper candidate does have hidden away? Look at the state of British politics with MPs still in the pigs trough with their expenses and refusing to even openly answer questions unless dragged kicking and screaming eg Maria Miller, the deputy speaker.

Is the Wat Obs so biased that they can't look into this BACL connection which was in the national press? The Liberals and Tories were quite happy to create a lynch mob for Cllr Khan and Cllr Dhindsa with their dirt.

No wonder people are turned off politics and the planning system thinks stacking containers one on top the other is all the people in Watford deserve.

It is easy to see why corrupt regimes exist.
[quote][p][bold]Andrew1963[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wacko Jacko[/bold] wrote: Linda, I've got a fiver riding on you beating the UKIP candidate, don't let me down![/p][/quote]UKIP won't win the Mayoral election, even with the vote coinciding with European Parliament Election Day. People are very likely to split their voting intentions between parties for local and European governments. So while UKIP may pick up anti coalition and anti EU voters in the European Parliament vote, there is unlikely to be any impact on local elections, with very few Tory votes to go for, and swings from other parties balancing themselves out.[/p][/quote]It's highly disturbing that Wacko Jacko - a Liberal - is putting a fiver on someone who will not answer or put in her manifesto whether she was the Fund Raiser to the banned British Asian Conservative Link which offered a phone link for £10,000 to David Cameron. How much more baggage does this paper candidate does have hidden away? Look at the state of British politics with MPs still in the pigs trough with their expenses and refusing to even openly answer questions unless dragged kicking and screaming eg Maria Miller, the deputy speaker. Is the Wat Obs so biased that they can't look into this BACL connection which was in the national press? The Liberals and Tories were quite happy to create a lynch mob for Cllr Khan and Cllr Dhindsa with their dirt. No wonder people are turned off politics and the planning system thinks stacking containers one on top the other is all the people in Watford deserve. It is easy to see why corrupt regimes exist. Cuetip
  • Score: -3

12:33pm Sat 5 Apr 14

TRT says...

Just received the latest About Watford. More spin and lies. Residents received a consultation form my arse.
Just received the latest About Watford. More spin and lies. Residents received a consultation form my arse. TRT
  • Score: 1

6:58pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Wacko Jacko says...

Cuetip wrote:
Andrew1963 wrote:
Wacko Jacko wrote:
Linda, I've got a fiver riding on you beating the UKIP candidate, don't let me down!
UKIP won't win the Mayoral election, even with the vote coinciding with European Parliament Election Day. People are very likely to split their voting intentions between parties for local and European governments. So while UKIP may pick up anti coalition and anti EU voters in the European Parliament vote, there is unlikely to be any impact on local elections, with very few Tory votes to go for, and swings from other parties balancing themselves out.
It's highly disturbing that Wacko Jacko - a Liberal - is putting a fiver on someone who will not answer or put in her manifesto whether she was the Fund Raiser to the banned British Asian Conservative Link which offered a phone link for £10,000 to David Cameron.

How much more baggage does this paper candidate does have hidden away? Look at the state of British politics with MPs still in the pigs trough with their expenses and refusing to even openly answer questions unless dragged kicking and screaming eg Maria Miller, the deputy speaker.

Is the Wat Obs so biased that they can't look into this BACL connection which was in the national press? The Liberals and Tories were quite happy to create a lynch mob for Cllr Khan and Cllr Dhindsa with their dirt.

No wonder people are turned off politics and the planning system thinks stacking containers one on top the other is all the people in Watford deserve.

It is easy to see why corrupt regimes exist.
I wonder who this Cuetip character is, he or she seems to have a personal grudge going on with Linda, which is all rather distasteful and inappropriate in my humble opinion. Can we please keep the debate at a more civilised level and deal with party politics and policies rather than these lame attempts at character assassination? I appreciate that's something of a problem in relation to UKIP as they haven't published their promised manifesto and don't appear to have any policies at all beyond the two obvious ones of anti Europe and anti immigration, but still let's all play the ball, not the man (or woman).
M
[quote][p][bold]Cuetip[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andrew1963[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wacko Jacko[/bold] wrote: Linda, I've got a fiver riding on you beating the UKIP candidate, don't let me down![/p][/quote]UKIP won't win the Mayoral election, even with the vote coinciding with European Parliament Election Day. People are very likely to split their voting intentions between parties for local and European governments. So while UKIP may pick up anti coalition and anti EU voters in the European Parliament vote, there is unlikely to be any impact on local elections, with very few Tory votes to go for, and swings from other parties balancing themselves out.[/p][/quote]It's highly disturbing that Wacko Jacko - a Liberal - is putting a fiver on someone who will not answer or put in her manifesto whether she was the Fund Raiser to the banned British Asian Conservative Link which offered a phone link for £10,000 to David Cameron. How much more baggage does this paper candidate does have hidden away? Look at the state of British politics with MPs still in the pigs trough with their expenses and refusing to even openly answer questions unless dragged kicking and screaming eg Maria Miller, the deputy speaker. Is the Wat Obs so biased that they can't look into this BACL connection which was in the national press? The Liberals and Tories were quite happy to create a lynch mob for Cllr Khan and Cllr Dhindsa with their dirt. No wonder people are turned off politics and the planning system thinks stacking containers one on top the other is all the people in Watford deserve. It is easy to see why corrupt regimes exist.[/p][/quote]I wonder who this Cuetip character is, he or she seems to have a personal grudge going on with Linda, which is all rather distasteful and inappropriate in my humble opinion. Can we please keep the debate at a more civilised level and deal with party politics and policies rather than these lame attempts at character assassination? I appreciate that's something of a problem in relation to UKIP as they haven't published their promised manifesto and don't appear to have any policies at all beyond the two obvious ones of anti Europe and anti immigration, but still let's all play the ball, not the man (or woman). M Wacko Jacko
  • Score: 2

10:51pm Sat 5 Apr 14

ancientandageing says...

Wacko Jacko wrote:
Cuetip wrote:
Andrew1963 wrote:
Wacko Jacko wrote:
Linda, I've got a fiver riding on you beating the UKIP candidate, don't let me down!
UKIP won't win the Mayoral election, even with the vote coinciding with European Parliament Election Day. People are very likely to split their voting intentions between parties for local and European governments. So while UKIP may pick up anti coalition and anti EU voters in the European Parliament vote, there is unlikely to be any impact on local elections, with very few Tory votes to go for, and swings from other parties balancing themselves out.
It's highly disturbing that Wacko Jacko - a Liberal - is putting a fiver on someone who will not answer or put in her manifesto whether she was the Fund Raiser to the banned British Asian Conservative Link which offered a phone link for £10,000 to David Cameron.

How much more baggage does this paper candidate does have hidden away? Look at the state of British politics with MPs still in the pigs trough with their expenses and refusing to even openly answer questions unless dragged kicking and screaming eg Maria Miller, the deputy speaker.

Is the Wat Obs so biased that they can't look into this BACL connection which was in the national press? The Liberals and Tories were quite happy to create a lynch mob for Cllr Khan and Cllr Dhindsa with their dirt.

No wonder people are turned off politics and the planning system thinks stacking containers one on top the other is all the people in Watford deserve.

It is easy to see why corrupt regimes exist.
I wonder who this Cuetip character is, he or she seems to have a personal grudge going on with Linda, which is all rather distasteful and inappropriate in my humble opinion. Can we please keep the debate at a more civilised level and deal with party politics and policies rather than these lame attempts at character assassination? I appreciate that's something of a problem in relation to UKIP as they haven't published their promised manifesto and don't appear to have any policies at all beyond the two obvious ones of anti Europe and anti immigration, but still let's all play the ball, not the man (or woman).
M
The or rather a problem with UKIP is that they seem to complain if you you say something they don't like.
Now there are rules and UKIP are conversant with them and they do complain So posts on here accusing Linda of Lying or being corrupt are not complained about and stay, although they could be complained about and probably removed, whereas equally controversial and /or valid posts asserting say a UKIP candidate is using racist dog whistles are complained about and removed.
This kind of can lead to a one sided debate with for instance claims that UKIP are sexist maybe being removed even if evidenced with The record of Stuart Agnew eastern region (that's us) MEP
1) last years comments on women having babies and work, or
2) his recent vote against equal opportunity in the Euro Parliament.It may be the case that UKIP locally actually find a Woman to stand for a seat in Watford, I understand that they will then put it in the manifesto that they will cut back on Town Hall cleaning because she will clean behind the fridge..

Now Stuart Agnew is the UKIP lead politician for Eastern Region and it is on the back of European elections that UKIP wish to do well in Watford ll it would be relevant and on point and evidenced so surly should not be removed.
[quote][p][bold]Wacko Jacko[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cuetip[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andrew1963[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wacko Jacko[/bold] wrote: Linda, I've got a fiver riding on you beating the UKIP candidate, don't let me down![/p][/quote]UKIP won't win the Mayoral election, even with the vote coinciding with European Parliament Election Day. People are very likely to split their voting intentions between parties for local and European governments. So while UKIP may pick up anti coalition and anti EU voters in the European Parliament vote, there is unlikely to be any impact on local elections, with very few Tory votes to go for, and swings from other parties balancing themselves out.[/p][/quote]It's highly disturbing that Wacko Jacko - a Liberal - is putting a fiver on someone who will not answer or put in her manifesto whether she was the Fund Raiser to the banned British Asian Conservative Link which offered a phone link for £10,000 to David Cameron. How much more baggage does this paper candidate does have hidden away? Look at the state of British politics with MPs still in the pigs trough with their expenses and refusing to even openly answer questions unless dragged kicking and screaming eg Maria Miller, the deputy speaker. Is the Wat Obs so biased that they can't look into this BACL connection which was in the national press? The Liberals and Tories were quite happy to create a lynch mob for Cllr Khan and Cllr Dhindsa with their dirt. No wonder people are turned off politics and the planning system thinks stacking containers one on top the other is all the people in Watford deserve. It is easy to see why corrupt regimes exist.[/p][/quote]I wonder who this Cuetip character is, he or she seems to have a personal grudge going on with Linda, which is all rather distasteful and inappropriate in my humble opinion. Can we please keep the debate at a more civilised level and deal with party politics and policies rather than these lame attempts at character assassination? I appreciate that's something of a problem in relation to UKIP as they haven't published their promised manifesto and don't appear to have any policies at all beyond the two obvious ones of anti Europe and anti immigration, but still let's all play the ball, not the man (or woman). M[/p][/quote]The or rather a problem with UKIP is that they seem to complain if you you say something they don't like. Now there are rules and UKIP are conversant with them and they do complain So posts on here accusing Linda of Lying or being corrupt are not complained about and stay, although they could be complained about and probably removed, whereas equally controversial and /or valid posts asserting say a UKIP candidate is using racist dog whistles are complained about and removed. This kind of can lead to a one sided debate with for instance claims that UKIP are sexist maybe being removed even if evidenced with The record of Stuart Agnew eastern region (that's us) MEP 1) last years comments on women having babies and work, or 2) his recent vote against equal opportunity in the Euro Parliament.It may be the case that UKIP locally actually find a Woman to stand for a seat in Watford, I understand that they will then put it in the manifesto that they will cut back on Town Hall cleaning because she will clean behind the fridge.. Now Stuart Agnew is the UKIP lead politician for Eastern Region and it is on the back of European elections that UKIP wish to do well in Watford ll it would be relevant and on point and evidenced so surly should not be removed. ancientandageing
  • Score: 3

4:44pm Sun 6 Apr 14

Cuetip says...

ancientandageing says... yep it does seem like David Penn is the UKIP watford Batman and Phil Cox is Robin well trying to rob votes anyway.

Unlike you, as far as I’m concerned ancientandageing can post as he chooses so long as it’s not defamatory and relevant.

Wacko Jacko wrote: Can we please keep the debate at a more civilised level and deal with party politics and policies rather than these lame attempts at character assassination?

You are some Liberal to want censorship. No wonder the Lawrence family and others have to spend years fighting cover ups fought injustice with your attitude to draw a line with this BACL situation and I hope the Wat Obs digs further into other matters as there is much more to come. This BACL link has to be answered.

You are so funny as you seem rather frightened by UKIP. Why don’t you try explaining why so many voters are turned off politicians when Linda can’t answer a simple question on her involvement in the discredited BACL?

Linda and you want to bulldoze Farm Terrace. Suppose this historic, cultural environmental destruction was next door to her would she block it?

The financing plans of the new hospital / Health Campus is proving very slippery as you well know as there is no hospital in sight Therefore as you of all people must realise standing for mayor carries a great deal of responsibility. It is even more vital after the expenses scandal that we have in these very difficult times politicians who the voters feel we have leaders who have their interests at heart and will manage the public purse for all regardless of wealth.

Actually my interest in this candidate – Linda Topping - serves two purposes. One, as you are keen on manifestos which let’s face it aren’t worth the paper they are written and two her ability to act in the interests of all the people and not just the rich.

Indeed sir, I’m puzzled as to why merely asking a question about whether Linda Topping was the Fund Raiser to the banned British Asian Conservative Link which offered a phone link for £10,000 to David Cameron is irrelevant to voters.

Secondly will she make an announcement in her manifesto as they what they conceal is often of more importance to electors when deciding how to vote.

Importantly, other parties feel that impugning the characters of Cllrs Khan, Dhindsa and Taj is fair game which don’t you think suggests a degree of bias . At the local level, look at known indiscretions eg Clrs Smillie claiming an allowance whilst in Florida for months.

Pressure on embattled Culture Secretary Maria Miller has been ramped up by a poll suggesting a large majority of voters think she should be dropped from the Cabinet, stripped of her responsibility for press regulation and thrown out of the House of Commons.
A poll found that almost three-quarters of voters (73%) thought her 32-second apology was inadequate, and similar numbers (75%) felt David Cameron was wrong to offer her his support.
ancientandageing says... yep it does seem like David Penn is the UKIP watford Batman and Phil Cox is Robin well trying to rob votes anyway. Unlike you, as far as I’m concerned ancientandageing can post as he chooses so long as it’s not defamatory and relevant. Wacko Jacko wrote: Can we please keep the debate at a more civilised level and deal with party politics and policies rather than these lame attempts at character assassination? You are some Liberal to want censorship. No wonder the Lawrence family and others have to spend years fighting cover ups fought injustice with your attitude to draw a line with this BACL situation and I hope the Wat Obs digs further into other matters as there is much more to come. This BACL link has to be answered. You are so funny as you seem rather frightened by UKIP. Why don’t you try explaining why so many voters are turned off politicians when Linda can’t answer a simple question on her involvement in the discredited BACL? Linda and you want to bulldoze Farm Terrace. Suppose this historic, cultural environmental destruction was next door to her would she block it? The financing plans of the new hospital / Health Campus is proving very slippery as you well know as there is no hospital in sight Therefore as you of all people must realise standing for mayor carries a great deal of responsibility. It is even more vital after the expenses scandal that we have in these very difficult times politicians who the voters feel we have leaders who have their interests at heart and will manage the public purse for all regardless of wealth. Actually my interest in this candidate – Linda Topping - serves two purposes. One, as you are keen on manifestos which let’s face it aren’t worth the paper they are written and two her ability to act in the interests of all the people and not just the rich. Indeed sir, I’m puzzled as to why merely asking a question about whether Linda Topping was the Fund Raiser to the banned British Asian Conservative Link which offered a phone link for £10,000 to David Cameron is irrelevant to voters. Secondly will she make an announcement in her manifesto as they what they conceal is often of more importance to electors when deciding how to vote. Importantly, other parties feel that impugning the characters of Cllrs Khan, Dhindsa and Taj is fair game which don’t you think suggests a degree of bias . At the local level, look at known indiscretions eg Clrs Smillie claiming an allowance whilst in Florida for months. Pressure on embattled Culture Secretary Maria Miller has been ramped up by a poll suggesting a large majority of voters think she should be dropped from the Cabinet, stripped of her responsibility for press regulation and thrown out of the House of Commons. A poll found that almost three-quarters of voters (73%) thought her 32-second apology was inadequate, and similar numbers (75%) felt David Cameron was wrong to offer her his support. Cuetip
  • Score: -5

9:59pm Sun 6 Apr 14

ancientandageing says...

Cuetip wrote:
ancientandageing says... yep it does seem like David Penn is the UKIP watford Batman and Phil Cox is Robin well trying to rob votes anyway.

Unlike you, as far as I’m concerned ancientandageing can post as he chooses so long as it’s not defamatory and relevant.

Wacko Jacko wrote: Can we please keep the debate at a more civilised level and deal with party politics and policies rather than these lame attempts at character assassination?

You are some Liberal to want censorship. No wonder the Lawrence family and others have to spend years fighting cover ups fought injustice with your attitude to draw a line with this BACL situation and I hope the Wat Obs digs further into other matters as there is much more to come. This BACL link has to be answered.

You are so funny as you seem rather frightened by UKIP. Why don’t you try explaining why so many voters are turned off politicians when Linda can’t answer a simple question on her involvement in the discredited BACL?

Linda and you want to bulldoze Farm Terrace. Suppose this historic, cultural environmental destruction was next door to her would she block it?

The financing plans of the new hospital / Health Campus is proving very slippery as you well know as there is no hospital in sight Therefore as you of all people must realise standing for mayor carries a great deal of responsibility. It is even more vital after the expenses scandal that we have in these very difficult times politicians who the voters feel we have leaders who have their interests at heart and will manage the public purse for all regardless of wealth.

Actually my interest in this candidate – Linda Topping - serves two purposes. One, as you are keen on manifestos which let’s face it aren’t worth the paper they are written and two her ability to act in the interests of all the people and not just the rich.

Indeed sir, I’m puzzled as to why merely asking a question about whether Linda Topping was the Fund Raiser to the banned British Asian Conservative Link which offered a phone link for £10,000 to David Cameron is irrelevant to voters.

Secondly will she make an announcement in her manifesto as they what they conceal is often of more importance to electors when deciding how to vote.

Importantly, other parties feel that impugning the characters of Cllrs Khan, Dhindsa and Taj is fair game which don’t you think suggests a degree of bias . At the local level, look at known indiscretions eg Clrs Smillie claiming an allowance whilst in Florida for months.

Pressure on embattled Culture Secretary Maria Miller has been ramped up by a poll suggesting a large majority of voters think she should be dropped from the Cabinet, stripped of her responsibility for press regulation and thrown out of the House of Commons.
A poll found that almost three-quarters of voters (73%) thought her 32-second apology was inadequate, and similar numbers (75%) felt David Cameron was wrong to offer her his support.
yet it is only UKIP ,that seem to complain about posts on this website,

My point is that on an unmoderated board, such as this, if one party complain regularly and others don't,should the site owner act on the complaints then the board will carry less controversy re that party (UKIP)
[quote][p][bold]Cuetip[/bold] wrote: ancientandageing says... yep it does seem like David Penn is the UKIP watford Batman and Phil Cox is Robin well trying to rob votes anyway. Unlike you, as far as I’m concerned ancientandageing can post as he chooses so long as it’s not defamatory and relevant. Wacko Jacko wrote: Can we please keep the debate at a more civilised level and deal with party politics and policies rather than these lame attempts at character assassination? You are some Liberal to want censorship. No wonder the Lawrence family and others have to spend years fighting cover ups fought injustice with your attitude to draw a line with this BACL situation and I hope the Wat Obs digs further into other matters as there is much more to come. This BACL link has to be answered. You are so funny as you seem rather frightened by UKIP. Why don’t you try explaining why so many voters are turned off politicians when Linda can’t answer a simple question on her involvement in the discredited BACL? Linda and you want to bulldoze Farm Terrace. Suppose this historic, cultural environmental destruction was next door to her would she block it? The financing plans of the new hospital / Health Campus is proving very slippery as you well know as there is no hospital in sight Therefore as you of all people must realise standing for mayor carries a great deal of responsibility. It is even more vital after the expenses scandal that we have in these very difficult times politicians who the voters feel we have leaders who have their interests at heart and will manage the public purse for all regardless of wealth. Actually my interest in this candidate – Linda Topping - serves two purposes. One, as you are keen on manifestos which let’s face it aren’t worth the paper they are written and two her ability to act in the interests of all the people and not just the rich. Indeed sir, I’m puzzled as to why merely asking a question about whether Linda Topping was the Fund Raiser to the banned British Asian Conservative Link which offered a phone link for £10,000 to David Cameron is irrelevant to voters. Secondly will she make an announcement in her manifesto as they what they conceal is often of more importance to electors when deciding how to vote. Importantly, other parties feel that impugning the characters of Cllrs Khan, Dhindsa and Taj is fair game which don’t you think suggests a degree of bias . At the local level, look at known indiscretions eg Clrs Smillie claiming an allowance whilst in Florida for months. Pressure on embattled Culture Secretary Maria Miller has been ramped up by a poll suggesting a large majority of voters think she should be dropped from the Cabinet, stripped of her responsibility for press regulation and thrown out of the House of Commons. A poll found that almost three-quarters of voters (73%) thought her 32-second apology was inadequate, and similar numbers (75%) felt David Cameron was wrong to offer her his support.[/p][/quote]yet it is only UKIP ,that seem to complain about posts on this website, My point is that on an unmoderated board, such as this, if one party complain regularly and others don't,should the site owner act on the complaints then the board will carry less controversy re that party (UKIP) ancientandageing
  • Score: 0

11:00pm Sun 6 Apr 14

ancientandageing says...

interesting that the last Conservative candidate promised a 20% reduction and after failing to get elected defected to the LIBDEMs
interesting that the last Conservative candidate promised a 20% reduction and after failing to get elected defected to the LIBDEMs ancientandageing
  • Score: 1

12:28am Mon 7 Apr 14

Cuetip says...

ancientandageing wrote:
interesting that the last Conservative candidate promised a 20% reduction and after failing to get elected defected to the LIBDEMs
Absolutely spot on.

Far too many seem to think they can do and say what they like and are above being asked to answer simple questions or handle criticism unlike those who regularly pay their dues to maintain our weakening public services.

Wacko Jacko support for Linda Topping is not surprising given their coalition support to demolish the allotments and her 10% tokenism sale price on the mayoral salary. i suppose he thinks that calls for the culture sec to resign by the comments below is not playing ball but the woman.

In a company environment, in a business environment, you’d be asking for a resignation. Lord Jones of Birmingham, former head of the CBI

We need some really straight answers so that we can get to the bottom of this and we can all make our judgment. Jim Murphy, shadow international development secretary
[quote][p][bold]ancientandageing[/bold] wrote: interesting that the last Conservative candidate promised a 20% reduction and after failing to get elected defected to the LIBDEMs[/p][/quote]Absolutely spot on. Far too many seem to think they can do and say what they like and are above being asked to answer simple questions or handle criticism unlike those who regularly pay their dues to maintain our weakening public services. Wacko Jacko support for Linda Topping is not surprising given their coalition support to demolish the allotments and her 10% tokenism sale price on the mayoral salary. i suppose he thinks that calls for the culture sec to resign by the comments below is not playing ball but the woman. In a company environment, in a business environment, you’d be asking for a resignation. Lord Jones of Birmingham, former head of the CBI We need some really straight answers so that we can get to the bottom of this and we can all make our judgment. Jim Murphy, shadow international development secretary Cuetip
  • Score: 0

1:28pm Mon 7 Apr 14

CaptainPC says...

Wacko Jacko wrote:
ancientandageing wrote:
So we have the return of David Penn UKIP election agent and candidate D_Penn (no secret there as he has already declared himself as both on the WO) and of course the omnipresent Phil Cox, will Linda bite the bait, will another part of the elusive local UKIP Manifesto be forthcoming, only Phil no sorry David really knows.
Looks like the WO on-line comments is the only means for Penn and Cox to get their message across as they lack any foot soldiers. What they don't seem to realise is they are mainly talking to themselves plus a few cynical regulars who are only here for the sport. Linda's challenge, which shouldn't be too hard, will be to nudge Cox into fourth place. It's going to be a fun few weeks watching the sparks fly between them.
"Cynical readers who are only here for the sport." How very dare you!
[quote][p][bold]Wacko Jacko[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ancientandageing[/bold] wrote: So we have the return of David Penn UKIP election agent and candidate D_Penn (no secret there as he has already declared himself as both on the WO) and of course the omnipresent Phil Cox, will Linda bite the bait, will another part of the elusive local UKIP Manifesto be forthcoming, only Phil no sorry David really knows.[/p][/quote]Looks like the WO on-line comments is the only means for Penn and Cox to get their message across as they lack any foot soldiers. What they don't seem to realise is they are mainly talking to themselves plus a few cynical regulars who are only here for the sport. Linda's challenge, which shouldn't be too hard, will be to nudge Cox into fourth place. It's going to be a fun few weeks watching the sparks fly between them.[/p][/quote]"Cynical readers who are only here for the sport." How very dare you! CaptainPC
  • Score: -1

8:04pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Hertsresident says...

Linda is a great friend and brilliant campaigner. She has worked tirelessly for many good causes not only in Watford but also the surrounding areas. Together with Nik Allen from the My News group, they raised the money needed for a new car park at The Peace Hospice overnight!

Go Linda - we're supporting you all the way!
Linda is a great friend and brilliant campaigner. She has worked tirelessly for many good causes not only in Watford but also the surrounding areas. Together with Nik Allen from the My News group, they raised the money needed for a new car park at The Peace Hospice overnight! Go Linda - we're supporting you all the way! Hertsresident
  • Score: 18

8:58am Thu 10 Apr 14

iphone66 says...

Linda has been a fantsatic charity campaigner for donkey's yeras, her work for the hospice has been second to none and who out there also went on an exhausting charity trip to india....very few of the posters who are being vitriolic in their posts. Go Linda we need someone who can put the pzazz back into watford
Linda has been a fantsatic charity campaigner for donkey's yeras, her work for the hospice has been second to none and who out there also went on an exhausting charity trip to india....very few of the posters who are being vitriolic in their posts. Go Linda we need someone who can put the pzazz back into watford iphone66
  • Score: 11

5:00pm Thu 10 Apr 14

WHGC ladyteesoff says...

iphone66 wrote:
Linda has been a fantsatic charity campaigner for donkey's yeras, her work for the hospice has been second to none and who out there also went on an exhausting charity trip to india....very few of the posters who are being vitriolic in their posts. Go Linda we need someone who can put the pzazz back into watford
The appalling Maria Miller affair over the financial abuse of her position has angered alot of people. So the financial dealings of politicians are relevant to voters and most certainly not vitriolic.
The mayor must be accessible to all regardless of income and status. Definitely not be patronising when asked questions relating to money eg the saga over the underhanded selling of Cameron’s number for £10,000.
Are the rich set oblivious that this is way beyond what many local residents can afford? People struggle on an average income of about £23,000 and rents for terraced houses are £1,200 a month?
How interesting as we all thought that the Hospice relied on hundreds of volunteers. Certainly not one person boasting about raising all that money because such haughtiness would put most people off.
Oops I almost forgot, any chance of the nice committee ladies seeing Linda? At the golf club, they can enquire about her very laudable trip to - was it white water rafting on a Kenyan Safari? Why don’t she stop tripping at the Grove and come on over on a bridge night. Oh my, mimi play at the Ladies Open Events where she might enjoy Canal Bottom. Pray tell all about the fund raising role in the banned BACL or the cost of joining the Business Club in a democracy?
[quote][p][bold]iphone66[/bold] wrote: Linda has been a fantsatic charity campaigner for donkey's yeras, her work for the hospice has been second to none and who out there also went on an exhausting charity trip to india....very few of the posters who are being vitriolic in their posts. Go Linda we need someone who can put the pzazz back into watford[/p][/quote]The appalling Maria Miller affair over the financial abuse of her position has angered alot of people. So the financial dealings of politicians are relevant to voters and most certainly not vitriolic. The mayor must be accessible to all regardless of income and status. Definitely not be patronising when asked questions relating to money eg the saga over the underhanded selling of Cameron’s number for £10,000. Are the rich set oblivious that this is way beyond what many local residents can afford? People struggle on an average income of about £23,000 and rents for terraced houses are £1,200 a month? How interesting as we all thought that the Hospice relied on hundreds of volunteers. Certainly not one person boasting about raising all that money because such haughtiness would put most people off. Oops I almost forgot, any chance of the nice committee ladies seeing Linda? At the golf club, they can enquire about her very laudable trip to - was it white water rafting on a Kenyan Safari? Why don’t she stop tripping at the Grove and come on over on a bridge night. Oh my, mimi play at the Ladies Open Events where she might enjoy Canal Bottom. Pray tell all about the fund raising role in the banned BACL or the cost of joining the Business Club in a democracy? WHGC ladyteesoff
  • Score: 0

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