The Lib Dems have not been much in evidence in Camborne, Redruth & Hayle since Julia Goldsworthy was sent packing by the electorate in 2010, so it was especially galling to have one barge into my back garden yesterday, complaining about the gate
Yesterday was bad. I have the lurgy. As every carer knows, there is still stuff to do. The elephants had trampolined on my body but there I was, feeling like sh*t and emptying it from the cat litter tray when in she bowled and handed me two letters and a leaflet. If I had realised she was from the Lib Dems, I might have breathed harder.
Indoors, when I had finished and had a look, I found some shabby, dishonest communications – reading them was worse than sorting the cats’ excrement.
They are campaigning against things they voted for with the Tories and then asking me to vote Lib Dem in the election next year. Next year? Is that wishful thinking by the Lib Dems that they still have a year to enjoy the trappings of power.
Or is that the leaflet was printed last year and they have so little help, it has taken them this long to deliver it? Was that woman an endangered species – the last Lib Dem activist in Camborne & Redruth wearily plodding around the constituency?
The election is actually 94 days away and the Lib Dems have reappeared at the last minute to campaign against police commissioners – a mad, money wasting idea they voted for in parliament. It would not have happened without the Lib Dems.
Julia Goldsworthy, their candidate, claims that Labour supporters are switching to Labour to kick the Tories out – she must be off her rocker.
And this, I quote:
“We all remember the last time the Tories were in government by themselves. Massive water bills, cuts to key services, brutal job losses for Cornish people like you and me.”
It sounds like a good description of Cameron’s government, the one the Libs Dems have slavishly supported and kept in power. It does not mention the decline in living standards, the unprecedented attacks on the poor, the disabled and the vulnerable, the crisis in the NHS. Even worse than when the Tories governed alone.
“Only with the support of Labour voters here, can I protect….”
Having worked in the Treasury earning a fat salary for four years, advising on the massive cuts to key services that Cornwall has suffered, Julia is back, asking for Labour votes.
As the Falmouth Packet’s Skipper put it: In Camborne & Redruth –
“The Lib Dems face an uphill battle, and I am being kind when I say that”
And to cap it all – red lettering to try and mislead people into thinking it is a Labour leaflet.
We all know that the Lib Dems do not specialise in honest campaigns. I could not resist, however, adding one or two home truths to this particular rubbish.
To learn more about a candidate, who is presenting his case honestly, really opposing the Tories and will stand up for Cornwall whatever it takes, have a look at this website, his Facebook page MichaelFoster/CRH or call the Labour Office on 01209 612031 and ask for Michael Foster.