Saturday, 17 March 2012

the man who wasn't there - again

There was a somewhat bizarre piece by Cllr Jan "Goody gumdrops" Gavin, called "A Day in the Life of a Labour Councillor" - as if anyone cared what time a Labour councillor gets up in the morning.  She says that a group of Labour MPs visited Reading that day to campaign for the increasingly desperate fine team of Labour campaigners in Redlands and Katesgrove.  But, bizarrely, she doesn't name any of them, or use any pictures of them.  She does however use a picture of M. Salter with a couple of bearded gits from Redlands, to my certain and evidenced knowledge stooges bought and paid for a long time ago.  The picture she uses is taken in Katesgrove, but there are no identifiable Katesgrove members in it.  This is undoubtedly because Katesgrove members are refusing to campaign, having taken the view that a candidate has been imposed on them.  They are bonkers to take this view.  Rose Williams is excellent.  However the only pictures of Rose I have seen have been of her alone in an empty street -just the way a candidate should never be pictured.  A message not very thinly disguised.  Katesgrove members probably wanted to select a bearded librarian who thinks members of the public are moronic.  They are plenty mad enough for that.

So, a photograph of the "campaign" in Katesgrove and Redlands which includes neither candidate and no-one from Katesgrove.  High-profile MPs give up their time to campaign in Reading and are ignored.  But we do see Gumdrops Gavin, M. Salter and a couple of bearded gits gurning for the cameras.  Hmmm.

Meanwhile, we are told that M. Salter has been spending a lot of time in Parliament lately, giving evidence to select committees and so on in his role as a paid lobbyist for the Angling Trust.  We also know that he has been spending time gurning for the media in Reading East.  So what has changed since he was an MP?  Not much, except that he spends a bit more time in the House of Commons now than he did when he had a place on the green benches.

M. Salter, paid lobbyist for the Angling Trust.
M. Salter, paid consultant for Thames Water.
M. Salter, paid chairman of a Whitley charity.
M. Salter, a teacher (so he told us a while ago, haven't heard anything about that lately).

What a busy boy.  Pity about the Katesgrove campaign.

update: the gun porn is back!  Coupled with mentions of someone called "Dave Sutton", not a name I mentioned in the post, still, if the cap fits... none of them bothered to explain why the MPs were not named or pictured, and why neither candidate was named or pictured either, they were over-excited by the guns and fanny shots, clearly.  Is there anyone from Reading Labour reading this blog who is over the mental and emotional age of 14 please?  and some of you might be dangerous.  Much more of this and Her Majesty's Police might have to be involved, eh messieurs?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you suggesting that the MPs are not named or pictured? They are present in the picture outside the Cooperative, and are named in the caption beneath...

Jane Griffiths said...

I am stating, not suggesting, as you would know if you had read my post with any attention, that Gumdrops Gavin neither names nor pictures the MPs, and I also ask the question why neither candidate appears there. I see that subsequent Twitter feeds have stated that Rose Williams and Tony Jones have been out campaigning, and i am quite sure they have, and thank Reading Labour for following my direction, I just wonder why Cllr Gumdrops chooses not to mention it.

Anonymous said...

Jane there's a picture right there on Jan's blog, you have linked to the blog article yourself at the top of this very post. The picture shows the MPs, and the caption names them as "Caroline Flint MP, John Woodcock MP, Vernon Coaker MP, Alison Seabeck MP".

Jane Griffiths said...

congratulations Gumdrops for reading and taking my advice. Good picture, better than the previous one.

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Anonymous said...

it's been the same picture all along I believe? the one i have been looking at has been jan and a large group of people outside the co-op, and given that you have seen the old Redlands members I take it you have been looking at that one too? If not then what did the prior picture show?

Jane Griffiths said...

`no it hasn't. Next time I'll use a screen shot.

Anonymous said...

Pants on fire!