Don\’t Just Get Angry, Get Even

I printed off 2,000 leaflets and then, in my spare time, set off around the ward distributing them. By and large, I received a positive reception. Lots of shouts of "Good luck!" – mainly from the older voter. But it wasn\’t always so positive. I bumped into one chap, handed him a leaflet and asked if I could look forward to his support. His answer was firm. "No. Sod off." I took it like a man.

So, come next Thursday night, you will either be watching the birth of the Red Mist Party – a new phenomenon in local politics – or the demise of a silly old fool who lost his temper at a £5 parking charge and lost another £600 to prove his point. Although, frankly, if I can beat what the socialists got last time round I\’ll be cracking open the Cloudy Bay.

Indeed. On the same grounds I shall be standing in the UKIP hustings for the Euro elections.

6 thoughts on “Don\’t Just Get Angry, Get Even”

  1. “The first thing I did was call my local MP, Philip Hammond… I was certain that he would be outraged…Mr Hammond’s reaction was unexpected. He left me a message containing the telephone number of the leader of Elmbridge council and said they would be expecting my call. Frankly, he didn’t want to get involved. His constituent’s concerns were far too low down this politician’s priorities.”

    Oh dear….

    Reality is a bitch, isn’t it?

  2. I’m always amused by the way that right-wing populists believe in using market pricing for everything… except when it involves parking or road space.

  3. Of course it’s a free market – if council prices were high enough to make it profitable to do so, then a private entrepreneur could open a car park and undercut them.

    The fact that they don’t – combined with the fact that the parking spaces are full, and we know that cash rationing is more efficient than any other form of rationing – strongly suggests that the council isn’t even charging the market rate…

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