Friday, March 12, 2010

There's Edward! (2)


Diamond Giza!

More compelling evidence sent to my inbox of Edward Legard "working hard" around the town.

This time the snap shows, I think, Edward on the Number 4 to Minors Crescent earlier today. He really is a busy boy!

13 comments:

Davided Cameroon said...

He's popped up on utube today but I think if you watch to the end (if you can stomach it) once again Charlie Johnson has the printed/ published /produced bit wrong.

Have a look

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqAoJp1UDuU

Warning contains mild scenes of nausea

Anonymous said...

I'll save you from having to watch it... http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/5152/legwarmer.jpg

Graham Robb said...

The You Tube video is brilliant. (I should say, so I helped make it!) It's worth watching to demonstrate that you don't have to have been a local cllr to offer the kind of service that people want from their local MP. He's served his country, now he wants to serve Darlington - that message will balance well against Labour and Lib Dems banging on about being on the council!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqAoJp1UDuU

Anonymous said...

Graham would you not consider yourself a tad bias?

What next... a documentary about the pro's and con's of garden house building in Royal MGS.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was quite poor. You should put a sticky plaster over the zoom button! And what he banging on about hard work over the last two years lol what a blonker - he must think Darlington folk as simple mindless fools!

Graham Robb said...

Of course I'm biased I said so in my post. But what a good idea to make a film about how Labour and Lib Dems voted through an application to spoil a conversation area with no firm pledge of social housing; a vote against the recommentations of the council's Conservation Officer. Labour readers of this site need to know how their representatives have sold out on conservation and so has a Lib Dem cllr from Hurworth, God help his residents based on his vote last week!

james said...

But Graham, in the worst recession since the 30s, the Tories were clueless as to what to do. Cameron had no idea, nor his Osbourne - the man who would be chancellor.

Even now, they flip-flop over the economy - not realising how important it is for families and businesses that the government continue propping up the economy until private investment returns to strength.

Edward seems like a well-meaning bloke, but if he were to become MP it would be one more step towards the Tories returning to office.

Our region suffered immensely under the Tories, as they allowed recessions to take their course and industries to decline - Cameron has pledged to abolish all of the agencies that help to attract investment and help companies to develop and protect employment.

Anonymous said...

Alan Macnab writes....

James you probably will not remember Margaret Thatcher's walk in the wilderness in Thornaby in the 1980s? I do. As a result the Tories were instrumental in regnerating Teesside through the creation of the Teesside Development Corporation which was made up of successful business people. They took planning powers away from local authorities because the local authories were parochial and slow to react and the Development Corporation got the job done. Look at Teesdale and the Teesside Park at Thornaby and Hartlepool Marina. They created jobs and wealth on Teesside. Middlehaven marina around the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough would have had a faster development but the politicians on Redcar and Cleveland Council scuppered the development when Middlesbrough Council and the TDC wanted to go ahead. Incidentally the Riverside Stadium was created in partnership with the Teesside Development Corporation.

Labour abolished the Development Corporation and as a result Teesside has gone backwards.

One North East has done very little, if anything, for the Tees Valley and has an inherent bias for Tyneside and Wearside.

We need a Development Corporation similar to the old Teesside Development Corporation made up of successful business people to put the Tees Valley first and to regenerate the Tees Valley. We need it urgently because unemployment in the Tees Valley has rocketed especially with the closure of Corus and there are very little, if any employment opportunities.

So James the Tories were not clueless in fact Labour inherited a strong economy in 1997 and it has been squandered. Also please don't accuse me or my Liberal Democrat colleagues of being close to the Tories. Read Vince Cable's address to conference today to see the differences. The link below gives it to you.

http://www.libdems.org.uk/latest_news_detail.aspx?title=Vince_Cable_speech_to_Liberal_Democrat_Spring_Conference&pPK=eb49bc7f-59e9-434f-8807-cd8d1fe0305d

Anonymous said...

Closer than you think with your photoshop job, Nick. Legwarmer's face now gazes out at us from the back of some Arriva buses. Lord Cashcroft's money being put to good use.

james said...

Alan - the Liberals are a free-market anti-union party promising savage spending cuts. Sounds a bit like the Tory party - no wonder there are Tories jumping ship, both locally and at a European level. Cable is something of a lone voice - and even he is an Orange booker, taken with marketisation and privatisation before his sudden conversion to regulation and public ownership in the midst of the banking crisis...

Had it not been for SDP splitters like Cable and the intransigence of the Liberals, the Tories would not have been able to set the UK economy on a path towards financialisation at the expense of manufacturing, off-shore outsoucing of jobs, and "flexible" labour markets.

The Tories abolished restrictions on capital that benefited domestic industries - this is something that Labour could not reverse without facing sabotage from vested interests, especially since the UK was fully integrated into a Thatcherised EU...

For all the Liberals claim to be progressive they abandoned taxation on high earners and no longer talk about social justice in the form of shared ownership schemes and co-operatives. So much for being democrats...

Anonymous said...

Graham Wrote
"Labour readers of this site need to know how their representatives have sold out on conservation and so has a Lib Dem cllr from Hurworth, God help his residents based on his vote last week!"

Care to expand on which Hurworth Cllr did what?

Wally watcher said...

Graham Robb, remember the small matter of Croft House in Hurworth Place?

A split vote of the planning panel saw the casting vote from Conservative party Chairman Cllr Charles Johnson see the planning permission go through! Something Cllr's and others have been fighting against ever since. This decision may (hopefully not as its still being fought against) see house built directely in the flood plain of the river Tees, (That means they will flood Graham) even the Environment Agency is against it, Yet Cllr Charles Johnson said "this development will be good for the area". Thats the same half witted Cllr Johnson who cant get the imprints on election address right!

Spend your time making dodgy videos if you want, but if your dead serious about the Tory cause why not organise a a blanket making day or defibrilators money raising event too keep all your eldery supporters warm and alive while they wait to vote!

Anonymous said...

Nick, I spotted him on a bus today. Or was it just his picture pretending to be in Darlington?