Doncaster’s new English Democrats Mayor suffers from myopia

Somehow, Doncaster has an EDP mayor now.

Unbelievably, the good people of Doncaster voted him in but my guess is that they didn’t quite know what they were voting for.

If you want some background on how some EDP candidates preach one thing and then say another then look here.

But, I digress…

The new mayor, Peter Davies (a good Welsh name if I ever heard one), has announced that he is going to cut Gay Pride funds:

The newly-elected mayor of Doncaster has threatened to cut funding to the town’s Gay Pride event as part of his pledge to fight political correctness.

Peter Davies, of the English Democrats, said: “My policy on gays and lesbians is very simple.

“I don’t think councils should be spending money on them parading through town advertising their sexuality.”

All well and good, but as a statement from the Doncaster Pride Committee points out:

“… in the last two years we have brought over 6,000 visitors into Doncaster and anticipate an audience this year of up to 8,000.

These people spend money in Doncaster and come to enjoy a great day out.”

So, whilst the new mayor may be saving a few quid of taxpayers’ money, he’s not doing any favours to local businesses such as caterers.

I’m sure the English ones will thank him profusely…

Fair enough, if taxpayers’ money was being spent and the town wasn’t getting anything back, but in this case, 8000 extra visitors can boost a town’s flagging economy quite a bit.

I really enjoyed this though:

Party chairman Robin Tilbrook said: “Peter has done fantastically well, he’s fought a great campaign on the issues that really matter.

“This is not only a great result for the people of Doncaster, it’s a great result for the people of England too. Peter is now truly the Boris Johnson of the north.”

But, Robin, Boris is a fucking buffoon – everyone knows that…

Ah, I see what you mean.


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