Friday, 9 April 2010

To the barricades

Fellow Barnet blogger Don't Call Me Dave has ended his self-imposed purdah in order to comment on the coming elections. Read his excoriation of the Barnet Tory hopefuls for Parliament and council here. He signs off:
We don’t need an election. We need a revolution.
Amen to that, but if there was one we'd proably be on opposite sides of the barricades.

I shall vote Labour, but I am resisting the temptation to make Andrew Dismore my friend on Facebook. When he sees who I am consorting with in cyberspace, he could have me witch-hunted out of the party. Politics is a funny old business, isn't it, when your worst enemies are on your own side?


Don't Call Me Dave said...


We disagree over many issues, but agree on others. That’s how it should be in a democracy. I think many of our problems are caused by our elected representatives being far too partisan at times. Not everything that Labour has done in Government has been bad, and even the most ardent Socialist would have to admit (through gritted teeth perhaps) that Maggie wasn’t wrong about everything.

I recommend “The Bloodless Revolution” by Vernon Coleman. It is written with strong right wing bias and is a little repetitive at times, but it is an interesting read.

Citizen Barnet said...

No, she was wrong about everything, but I'll have a look at the book all the same! Thank you for the tip.

Rog T said...

Vernon Coleman used to write a "medical column" in the Daily Star (I kid you not). The most interesting piece of advice that I can remember was a rather "interesting" treatment for a reader complaining of stress.

Lets just say that the treatment wasn't available on the NHS and you needed a female friend with large breasts to administer it (the correspondent was male for the record).

Then again if DCMD recommends the book, it's probably worth checking out.

Don't Call Me Dave said...

If he writes for the Star, he must know what he is talking about!

Citizen Barnet said...

This is all getting very silly!