The Doncaster Free Press

I’m sure that the DFP does a good job, but this blog beats it to the top Mayoral news.

This has just been reported (DFP 18th June) but SteveShark ran the story on the 15th – 3 whole days ago.

Mind you, I don’t have any classified ads on this blog, although I do know a man with a Toyota Prius for sale…

Toot toot!

The new Doncaster Mayor speaks

From here.*

…I also find that the councillors are fighting like rats in a sack not only between the parties but inside their own parties too.

Heaven forbid that any party – no matter how small – should have its members disagreeing with each other…

*Just in case some moronic fuckwit comes on here and starts giving me a lot of gob about editing quotes and using them out of context, a link is there in the second word of this article. In my browser it’s underlined and blue. People reading this are invited to go to the site linked to and make their own minds up as to my integrity and honesty.

Doncaster Mayor – news and blogs update

The Doncaster Free Press has a new story – the mayor’s U-turn over Gay Pride Parade funding – with comments already added.

Welcome to the North continues its excellent ‘Mayorwatch’ series with posts on the Star’s reporting on the EDP’s plans for Doncaster, Tories in the Mayor’s cabinet and  the Mayor’s Gay Pride Parade U-turn.

John of the Boatang and Demetriou blog has written a very fine fisking of Peter the Punter’s Peter Davies’ manifesto promises and how practical – or otherwise – these may be to keep.

The Facebook page – ‘Protest against Doncaster’s new Mayor, Peter Davies. What have we done?‘ – continues to debate the issue of  getting rid of Davies and has details of various activities and suggestions towards this end.

I found this article via Facebook, which highlights one of the reasons why an ostensibly benign party like the EDP may hold hidden dangers when some less than attractive characters get included amongst its upper ranks.

If you have any interesting links that you’d like me to include in what I hope will be regular updates, then please feel free to contact me with the details.

Also, stand by for a couple of useful and informative posts on this blog.

For all the EDP stooges


Open reply to a Mayor of Doncaster supporter

To all the Mayors detactors,
Peter Davies was elected by the people of Doncaster,

He was elected by about 17.5% of the electorate. Hardly a healthy mandate…

(many who had not heard of him before )

See, I’d vote for someone I knew was already involved in public life and whom I’d heard of.

However, in the first place, I’d make sure I used my vote – voter apathy played a large part in Davies’ success.

I’m also pretty sure that many of those who voted for Davies hadn’t got the faintest idea what the EDP is or what their policies are which leads very nicely to:

because, like myself, they believe in his policies.

That’s highly debatable.

Looking at the policies, it’s glaringly obvious that not only did Davies not find out if those policies were viable, but the electorate didn’t either.

Maybe they voted for him to give Doncaster Council a kicking after dissatisfaction with the past mayor. Maybe they wanted to give the major parties a shock.

The labour candidate never looked like winning even with the hundreds of BNP votes in labours boxes.

Interesting comment and one which bears out the growing theory that far from being right wing, parties such as the EDP, the BNP and others of their ilk are appealing to the disillusioned left wing voter – the people who have voted Labour consistently but see the party lurching so far towards the right that they no longer see it as left wing.

The policies adopted by the BNP – centralised command control, trade tariffs and state owned businesses are the province of the ‘old’ and hard left.

Add to the mix the fact that the recession has hit places like Doncaster very hard and those who preach ‘England for the English’ aren’t that far removed from Brown’s ‘British jobs for British workers’.

Sadly lacking in the labour party, both nationaly and locally, are those essential ingrediants of honesty, morality,decency and integraty.

I’d say that telling the electorate that you promise to do things you have no idea are legally possible demonstrates a conspicuous lack of all four of those qualities.

Anyone can live in the dregs of sociaty, far harder to live higher up the social scale.

Now you’ve totally lost me.

I’m guessing that you’re somehow equating the qualities you list above with the stance of the EDP. Have you not looked to find out if some of its leadership truly possesses those qualities? After all, I’ve gone to great lengths to make their actual words freely accessible.

As a sceptic, I’d say that those qualities are hard to find amongst politicians generally, but given that the major parties are looking at parliamentary and constitutional change then it may be a little easier to find an ‘honest’ politician in future.

In the meantime, I’ll continue to examine the people who want my vote very closely indeed and avoid those who promise what I want unless I’m pretty sure that they can deliver on it.

It’s not foolproof, but it sometimes helps me filter out fools like Davies.

Doncaster’s English Democrats Mayor – in his own words

werther's original

As you may or may not be aware, Doncaster has a new English Democrats mayor – Peter Davies.

I’ve stated here before that it’s always best to let people speak for themselves, so here he is – in his own words.

Firstly, from his mayoral manifesto (pages 8 and 9):



And now you can hear the new mayor himself from an interview on Radio Sheffield this morning (June 8th 2009) as a podcast here (skip through to about 5 minutes in.)

I’ve now managed to get an mp3 of just the interview up here – Quicktime required.

Also, there’s an excellent  transcript here.