A letter published on the SpaldingToday website and probably in next Tuesday’s Freepress, is so
breathtaking in its hypocrisy, contradiction and nonsense, I am driven to challenge it. This is the link to it. ‘We could have a council non-political on local issues’ – http://goo.gl/alerts/S4Wl.
Normally, I would ignore much of what a UKIP’er has to say, because once you scratch the surface, it’s either airy-fairy wishful thinking, have little grounding in reality, or simply makes no sense – this letter is no exception.
Paul Foyster of UKIP, writes claiming that his party’s way is the right way and the rest of us are wrong and failing to serve the taxpayers. He claims that having a political group running the council, somehow inhibits good decision making on behalf of those taxpayers. However, he fails to offer a single example of any such failings. Perhaps he’s referring to the reduction in council tax we’ve made, for the fourth year running. Or maybe it’s our policy of collecting household refuse and recycling every week – unlike many other councils – that’s providing poor service to South Holland’s taxpayers.
Having criticised political groupings, he goes on to suggest that a group of independent people working together, can make a difference! What is it Mr Foyster – everybody independent and doing their own thing, or everybody working together to make a difference? You can’t have it both ways sir!
The fact that he even refers to a group of people ‘working together to make a difference’ is comical, given UKIP’s farcical performance at Lincolnshire County Council. One minute the UKIP ‘group’ is holding the balance of power, as the largest minority grouping, giving them them the opportunity to influence the decision making process. Next, they’re showing their inexperience and amateurishness, by having an internal cat fight, that sees their so called ‘group’ fragment into two ineffective and virtually pointless minority groups. So that’s the UKIP version of people working together, for the benefit of the taxpayers is it Mr Foyster?
Finally, Mr Foyster suggests that the amount of publicity being put out by the Conservatives, is an indication of our concern about the threat posed by his political group. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. We don’t panic in elections, we just work at getting our message out, something that his party seem to think they don’t need to do, based on my own experience during the county council elections. Is this arrogance on their part, or are they just too lazy to do the work and therefore leave it to a beer swilling, chain smoker, fag packet policy maker to do their publicity for them, via the tabloid press and TV ?
My message to the voters of South Holland is a simple one. Look at the record of UKIP in South Holland to date and how they’ve been disfunctional and virtually invisible at the county council. Now decide if you want the same outcomes for South Holland District Council over the next four years.