Friday, June 12, 2009
When Protest Voting goes Wrongggggg....
This interview between the newly-elected Mayor of Doncaster Peter Davies (English Democrat) and BBC Radio Sheffield's Toby Foster could easily have been badged under Monday Morning Smile. If it was Monday. And I hadn't listen to the interview wincing with embarrassment for the poor mutt.
Listening, I couldn't help recall Ray Mallon's prediction during Darlington's Mayoral Referendum - if you get a good Mayor, all well and good. A bad Mayor would bring the town to its knees.
Expect Doncaster to drift into further political crises. Mayor Davies should be another nail in the coffin for the discredited Elected Mayor bandwagon.
Hat tip Luke Akehurst (who prints the interview transcript).
Dave Cole has this on some of the unsavoury elements swilling around the English Democrats.