Friday, August 18, 2006

Even More Stuff on Dame Shirley Porter

(Sky News)
According to the Evening Standard (Honestly I never thought I would find a Tory newspaper so helpful ;) ), Dame Shirley Porter has said that she wishes people would stop writing about her (Pretty understandable. If everyone wrote things I said and did in the past that didn't show me in a good light, I wouldn't be happy. But then, at the risk of being self righteous, I have never been told to pay a £37 million surcharge).
According to the Londoner's Diary, a friend of hers has stated that:

"She's going to hit back at her critics and she has been working at it for over a year, she has kept all the archives and is convinced that any fair minded person would see that the charges against her were nonsensical.
"Her policy of selling homes did not lose money and there was no way of telling how those who brought them would vote"

So, it never occured to her. Once. That those who were living in key marginal wards, dependent on council help and wanting to improve their lives would vote against those in power? Plus why only the key wards?
In any case, what about the morality of selling off council homes and putting the said tenants into absbestos ridden homes? Or selling off a cemetery for less than 20pence!
That woman is a disgrace! And a clear example why the Conservatives have done badly in national politics in the past decade, and still no Tory blogger has mentioned this once! Not as entertaining as John Prescott playing the fool, obviously!

6 comments:

Andrea said...

I haven't visited this blog for some time and the first thing I see when I log in again is that pic of Shirely Porter....are you trying to scare visitors?! :wink:

Paul Burgin said...

No of course not ;)

the dĂșnadan said...

I think the reason why no Tory blog has mentioned her is that she hasn't yet done anything worth mentioning. Your post is based upon, well, yesterday's news - you note this implicitly when you make the comment, 'Dame Shirley Porter has said that she wishes people would stop writing about her (Pretty understandable. If everyone wrote things I said and did in the past that didn't show me in a good light, I wouldn't be happy[my emphasis]'. If Porter was taken to court, published an apologia or held a press conference, that would be new(s) but she hasn't yet done anything. John Prescott, on the other hand, keeps making mistakes and so keeps making the headlines.

Paul Burgin said...

Okay, well look at it this way. If Dame Shirley Porter was a Labour or Lib Dem Councillor, do you think the Tories would be silent then?
Plus if you look at earlier blog entries, I pointed out that a couple of MP's are making enquires to see if she is guilty of perjury. That is present day news and one that few have picked up on!

Tim Roll-Pickering said...

Most bloggers wouldn't find Porter's recent return to be terribly notable, especially not in August when many of us are enjoying a depoliticised month and/or have more fun asking questions about John Prescott's current actions.

Paul Burgin said...

Well things may change!