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Re: Midnight At The Oasis: Of Millponds And Maelstroms
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2008, 12:45:29 AM »
Everything (including even the faintest murmur) from the blue nest would suggest that Mr Cherry had been hardworking within Parks. Your comments suggest not.

I heard somewhat different comments this year which ranged from: "He's not doing anything" to "Grahams idea of campaigning is leaning against a lamp post chatting to his mates and smoking a rollup".

I spoke to Graham Cherry at the count in 2007 and asked him whether he thought 'traditional' campaign methods would work for a genuine working class Tory. "I want to campaign in my own way next year" was his immediate reply, so not an outright confirmation/denial, but however he did it this year, 'it' seems to have worked for him.

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Re: Midnight At The Oasis: Of Millponds And Maelstroms
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2008, 09:54:17 PM »
This is what really happened at Midnight at the Oasis...............................

They came.........
They saw.......
They followed...........

THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE !!!!!!!!!!!!! Or Is It !!!!

                      Innit Just !
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Re: Midnight At The Oasis: Of Millponds And Maelstroms
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2008, 10:03:56 PM »
Oooopps! nearly 4got innit!
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Re: Parks: Hard Truths and Easy Lies
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2008, 10:48:52 AM »

 Claire also joined Talkswindon and made a few campaign contributions which I found, and I hope she doesn't take too much offence at this, a bit arrogant.

Yes I do, but I am not arrogant enough to suppose that it is something I will never have to come across or indeed deal with!  I just find it very sad. Ho hum.


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Re: Midnight At The Oasis: Of Millponds And Maelstroms
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2008, 05:20:48 PM »
all,

i have attached a graph of votes since the ward was created - look back even a few years ago & it was a really safe labour seat, which shows the work done by the tories helped by a good national swing.  (for year of multiple seats up i have taken the average - which is why it still shows labour ahead this year

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Re: Midnight At The Oasis: Of Millponds And Maelstroms
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2008, 05:50:54 PM »
 
 
i have attached a graph of votes since the ward was created




That's pretty graphic...thanks.

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Re: Midnight At The Oasis: Of Millponds And Maelstroms
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2010, 02:20:01 PM »
Bump.  :)

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Re: Midnight At The Oasis: Of Millponds And Maelstroms
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2010, 10:41:04 AM »
Looks like Parks is solid tory so no need for a  tory onslaught. :angel: So why did the vote return 1 labour and 1 tory councillor? I am sure the lad has an answer :-\
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Re: Midnight At The Oasis: Of Millponds And Maelstroms
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2010, 11:09:00 AM »
Looks like Parks is solid tory so no need for a  tory onslaught. :angel: So why did the vote return 1 labour and 1 tory councillor? I am sure the lad has an answer :-\

Ringer, the reason why there was one Labour and one Tory Councillor elected was because they both were well known and live in the ward.  Sadly for them neither Mark Dempsey or Claire Ellis lived there otherwise the vote may have been entirely different.  I still maintain that the work done by Claire Ellis actually achieved a Council Membership for Graham Cherry as he only canvassed when notables arrived and he could not avoid it.  It is such a pity that he has never acknowledged the time that Claire and I put in to achieve his election.

As I have said eslewhere we will not be available this year and so Graham will live or die by his own or lack of effort.
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Re: Midnight At The Oasis: Of Millponds And Maelstroms
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2010, 11:11:15 AM »
Notables as in Michael Gove MP, now what impression did he have to bring the Conservative Victory he was there did you see him? If you see Sid tell him :)
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Re: Midnight At The Oasis: Of Millponds And Maelstroms
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2010, 11:23:25 AM »
No Stephen it was 'two brains' David Willets (nice photo in the adver knocking a door at the back of Cavendish Square knowing no one was at home) and Council Leader Rod Bluh were the notables about whom I was making reference.  There were a whole raft of other Councillors who also turned up and knocked a few doors.  There was also another Tory MP shadow but I can't remember his name.

As Graham Cherry is Rod Bluh's protage I am sure he will be sorry if he is not returned at the election.

Will anyone have a stab at Mark Dempsey's majority?

1. If he gets out of bed now and canvasses the electorate and this time does not take his vote for granted. and........

2. If he just turns up like last time.
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Re: Midnight At The Oasis: Of Millponds And Maelstroms
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2010, 11:55:06 AM »
Sorry mate could not remember who it was.  :emb: I do have a photo of Gove in Parks.
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Re: Midnight At The Oasis: Of Millponds And Maelstroms
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2010, 01:33:24 PM »
It was Grant Shapps (shadow housing), who I have to say came across very well.  ::)

We didn't meet Michael Gove. (Relates to the other thread)

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Re: Midnight At The Oasis: Of Millponds And Maelstroms
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2010, 03:11:17 PM »
Not meeting Michael Grove has got to be a bonus.
After his recent insipid performances on the Politics Show (Sunday) and Newsnight (Monday)if there is a glimmer of hope for the tories in Park I suggest you keep him in London!
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Re: Midnight At The Oasis: Of Millponds And Maelstroms
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2010, 03:31:51 PM »
Not meeting Michael Grove has got to be a bonus.
After his recent insipid performances on the Politics Show (Sunday) and Newsnight (Monday)if there is a glimmer of hope for the tories in Park I suggest you keep him in London!

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Re: Midnight At The Oasis: Of Millponds And Maelstroms
« Reply #35 on: April 08, 2010, 09:06:52 PM »
Perhaps Mr Prescott will come along and give us his views on transport, regional councils etc or will he still be having it away with his secretary.........

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Re: Midnight At The Oasis: Of Millponds And Maelstroms
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2010, 10:40:38 AM »
No Kohima he will be driving his Transit Van 'battlevan' supporting his son as his replacement in Hull or so I understand.
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Re: Midnight At The Oasis: Of Millponds And Maelstroms
« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2010, 12:33:43 PM »
Kohima your remarks about John Prescott were totally uncalled for.
What about the Tory Prime Minister John Major the man that loved his Curry, and I do not mean the edible type, also Paddy Pantsdown.
Then there was the idiot that used to wear the Chelsea shirt, his name escapes for the moment, and Profumo, God you can go as far back as Stanley Baldwin, his excuse was he was only trying to convert the prostitutes. That statement was used by a local well known councillor once.
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Re: Midnight At The Oasis: Of Millponds And Maelstroms
« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2010, 01:07:15 PM »



I've never really investigated the truth of this, but I've heard it said that you get more sex scandals with Tories and more cash scandals with labour.  Geoffrey Archer managed to get both elements into his scandal and David Mellor missed both points entirely, but did get Chelsea, (or was it toe-sucking - I've genuinely forgotten?), discussed in the Westminster village for the first time.

On a more local and more recent level, Conservative Councillors Roderick Bluh and Mark Edwards are not happy that they've not only been linked with a scandal of their own creation, but their actions have been permanently recorded in Hansard.....alongside the names of those Talkswindon Members who have been consistently exposing the lies, deceptions, errors and incompetence that have attended this project constantly since before day one.

There are some scandals that are destined to be tomorrows chip-wrappings and flooring for budgie cages, and some that will launch those involved straight into the permanent record without much fanfare or press interest.  The WiFi'asco is the latter.

Bluh and Edwards, being merely incompetent, arrogant and aggressive, can't produce the same standard of scandal as done by Mellor, Major, Prescott, Profumo, Jeremy Thorpe and Quentin Crisp who, as history shows, displayed a certain 'It's a fair cop guv' attitude when they were caught with their trousers down.

Bluh and Edwards, on the other hand, point to everyone else and blame them. 'Not me guv'

No honour and no Credibility.


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Re: Midnight At The Oasis: Of Millponds And Maelstroms
« Reply #39 on: April 09, 2010, 01:23:39 PM »
Oh, nearly forgot - John Prescotts Scandal.  &;Confessions of a diary secretary' is one of the funniest damn political drama's I 've ever seen  :)