in most of the UK that is. Lambeth council seem to have forgotten to send us ballot papers for the AV referendum as overseas voters, not like they had anything else to do as there is no other poll in London. Thanks to Cllr Mark Bennett for his help with this, though we alerted him too late for him actually to get us ballot papers in time. Grrr and double grrr. Am not leaving this one alone. I cannot vote here in France in anything except the municipal and European elections, so I feel very disenfranchised at the moment. So do vote if you can. I vote Labour, pretty much, though in recent years I have been known to vote otherwise on certain occasions. Here I vote Parti Socialiste. On AV I would have voted Yes. Not that that matters now. If you are in Reading (and I do have quite a large number of visitors to my site from Reading, cannot imagine why) then you will know, I hope, that even Labourlist does not have Reading as likely to return to Labour control. I hope rather fervently that it does not. Because the cleaning of the stables of corruption has only just begun, and that cleansing needs to be complete first. The corrupt little clique at the heart of the Labour Group has become desperate, and while it would like the deranged violent bully Basher McKenzie and the malicious misogynist stooge Jan Gavin to be added to its number, because they fit very well with its totalitarian vision, and Basher in particular could be a useful idiot, Reading would not benefit thereby. Councillors in Park ward, Labour until recently, have not been interested in the ward, John Howarth and Jon Hartley in particular consistently refused to knock doors there, and Cllr Wazir Hussain is a decent and hard-working councillor who deserves to be re-elected. So you know how to vote. Bash Basher out of Park. Say Goodbye to Gavin.
You know it makes sense.