Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Fear and loathing on the campaign trail...


The Tories rule in Haltemprice and Howden, the now famous constituency of the East Riding that's snaffled up all of the wealthy suburbs that might, under a more sensible aministrative make up, belong to poverty-stricken, oft-derided Hull. Willerby, Kirk Ella, Anlaby, Cottingham, Brough, Elloughton, South Cave, North Ferriby, Swanland, Gilberdyke, Newport, Welton, Melton? Not a Labour councillor in sight. And there's every reason to believe that David Soddin' Self Serving Media Whore Attention Seeking Debate Demanding Rent-a-quote Davis will be re-elected as MP for Haltemprice and Howden in tomorrow's by-election. I'd like to see a zero turnout, with people turning their backs on this whole fiasco. Failing that, it would be lovely if Miss Great Britain, Lord Biro of the Church of the Militant Elvis or even David Lizard King Icke subjected Davis to a humiliating, career-ending defeat. The back benches are too good for him. Haltemprice and Howden is the 10th most prosperous constituency in the country, it is scarily, alarmingly, white. The last place on earth, perhaps ironically, where the police would need to detain a terrorist for either 28 or, gulp, 42 days. "We'll have no ethnic minorities here" would be a fitting Haltemprice and Howden strapline. Actually, the constituency deserves a right wing (don't let his nonsense about civil liberties get in the way of that fact) megalomaniac like Davis. But please, one of you 25 other candidates, please, please, please beat this objectionable, smug, narrow-eyed man. I am, I hasten to add, anti-42 days.

4 comments:

nq said...

Seconded. I really wouldn't get bored of slapping his self-satisfied, smug face.

Kate said...

As I live in Cottingham, I will be voting today. I've voted in all other elections and today won't be an exception, however nonky the reason behind the vote is.

I hate David Davis. I've tried to vote him out before but it didn't work. I cannot bring myself to vote blue, so I shall be using 'random biro selection' to pick the candidate I vote for. However if I pick Tessa whats-her-face from the National Front I reserve the right to pick again.

Andrew Allison said...

There are many people I dislike, but I don't hate anyone. Have you met David Davis? If you haven't, how is it possible to hate someone you have never met?

Dave W said...

Dunno about Kate but I've met David Davis. Interviewed him a couple of times. I dislike him immensely. I'd recommend you consult a dictionary, Andrew Allison. I think you'll find that hatred is intense dislike. Kate can defend herself but of course it's possible to hate someone you've never met. You ask an ex-miner from Doncaster what they think of Thatcher, see what they say.