Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Are they serious?

Labour politicians have descended on Dorset demanding the resignation of a Conservative candidate who altered an election photo which highlighted immigration policies.

Like most of us this candidate was happy to help individuals, including asylum seekers, who he felt had been wrongly treated. Labour sees this as hypocrisy - I prefer to see it as humanity.

It was a mistake to alter a photograph on an election leaflet, but the people calling for this man to be sacked are the very same people who were happy to allow the public to be given doctored evidence to support their case for a war in Iraq.

If altering documents were a sacking offence Blair would have gone a long time ago.


Blogger David said...

I won't be voting Conservative, David, but I do agree with you about this nonsense.

It wouldn't be a bad idea for candidates to have a generic photo of themselves holding up a sign onto which they can drop a slogan of the day / week.

The guy had photoshopped out everyone else who might have objected to their images being reused. What's the problem? That the guy once objected to a deportation and now claims to support Howard's plans on tightening up immigration? I loathe Howard's drift myself but there's not necessarily a contradiction.

I think Labour, given its recent photoshopped 'Der Sturmer' / Fagin version of Howard might shut up, really.

2:49 AM  
Blogger David Davies AM said...

Your generic photo suggestion is actually very good - maybe you should be working as a spin doctor!

then again maybe you already are...

1:06 PM  
Blogger Anthropax said...

What will those Tories get up to next? http://photos1.blogger.com/img/40/2891/640/welcomealiens1.jpg
Kudos to Peter Black

1:11 PM  
Blogger David Davies AM said...

moderately amusing!

Not been back to the Nags recently??

7:55 AM  
Blogger Anthropax said...

I work most Fridays, so don't get much time to... I do try though

10:19 AM  
Blogger Derek of Monmouth said...

I'm afraid the MASS arrival of heavies to make a point, is the stormtrooper tactics of Labour. Your average Labour MP is, especially if they hold a government position, very verbally challenged (being PC -which I hate). This also is where the Opposition is rather lax too, but not as much as the Government.

10:26 AM  
Blogger The Organic Gardener said...

Question Time revealed important differences between David Cameron and David Davies.

David Cameron was put on the spot by questioners who declared they would not vote for him. But he acknowledged he would not win that vote and drew a line under it. He did not ask what he could do to win his support.

David Cameron does not make eye contact with his opponents. Instead he looks around for his supporters and plays to them. How will he cope when he gets real opposition? He is not reaching out to people.

Incidentally I could not find a Blogging facility on David Cameron's website. I'm not convinced he cares very much about the opinions of others.

David Cameron hints that he will down grade the drug Extasy. If David Cameron were a good leader of young Conservatives he would have the charisma to lead them away from this dangerous past time altogether. He is going to rubber stamp this drug for his young friends at a time when the Government are having real difficulty liberalising pub opening times. So much for the mature youth. I hope David Davies will come up with some new ideas that work.

I feel David Cameron's political ideas are not yet fully formed. He has a long way to go but he should definitely not lead the Conservative party right now.

David Davies has an indepth knowledge unparelled in his opponent.

I have one criticism of David Davies. He was highly placed in the last Conservative opposition. What policy mistakes does he see in that period and what can he do now that improves on the last performances?

Michael Howard is right in his view that opposition success depends on Government failure.

7:07 AM  

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