|RESIDENTS CROSSING THE RUBICON|
The Dame also admires those on the Conservative side who exhibit the old fashioned qualities of compassion, integrity and commonsense she so admires: she will spare the blushes of those Conservative councillors by not naming them.....
But to other matters....in her quest for political independence the Dame is happy to let any of her readers contribute their thoughts.
Those who know the Dame know that she is a fan of Lord Acton and his dictum about the perverse effect of absolute power. One reader has challenged her to publish his letter calling for a re-balancing of power in the Borough....she is happy to do so.
One of the first councillors she hopes to be booted off is the lazy, ineffectual and plain silly Cllr Weale!
She is never available for those who voted for her....unlike the admirable Cllrs Coleridge and Paget-Brown who perform well in that regard.
They need to take this hopeless councillor to one side and warn her to pull up her socks, but of course, like Rocky....another sprig of the aristocracy, she feels above hard work, but does like her juicy allowance.
Anyway, the Dame meanders...here is the letter with the name and address removed.
I have been a repeat Tory voter, year in, year out but now feel that my support is taken for granted.
It seems that we are like cannon fodder: forced to subdue our real political instincts so a group of mainly lazy and greedy councillors can gorge themselves on huge allowances and waste our money on vanity projects we can ill afford.
I still feel loyal to the principles of the Conservative Party I used to know but can't help feeling that at a local level, in Kensington and Chelsea, it would be good for residents to have an alternative to Labour and Lib Dem which would act as a restraint on the wilder excesses of the current group.
In read in your august organ that Nigel Farage is proposing to field candidates here in the Borough: not such a bad idea as it won't be a great leap of faith for voters like me....in fact, I will feel that I am helping to send a message to the likes of Sir Merrick Cockell that he can no longer indulge himself at our expense.
Obviously, Ukip needs a 'war chest' in order to field enough candidates. Do you think that we should all be working towards this?
With best wishes and thank you for all your highly productive work.
I would prefer to remain anonymous.