Friday, 25 April 2014

On The Map For All The Wrong Reasons

This morning Worcester Park had its 15 seconds of fame as Nigel Farage questioned the media's coverage of Ukip members saying and doing 'repellent' things while apparently ignoring the Lib Dems being equally bad. Of course the example he chose was our very own Councillor Fenwick - although he only said "A Lib Dem Councillor in Worcester Park" as opposed to naming Cllr Fenwick himself.

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Perhaps this is not the best of reasons for our town to be brought to the nation's attention on BBC Breakfast News. I suppose by doing so he has directly helped to turn that situation around a bit...

The blog should point out the Cllr Fenwick stopped being a Liberal Democrat soon after news of his conviction got out. He is not standing for re-election.

As there is a political angle to this post, I should remind readers that the author (Simon Densley) is standing in May's Council elections in Worcester Park (Sutton) for the Conservatives... In case that affects how you view this posting...




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16 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

john said...

It is a great shame that this site has become politicised. I have found it very useful to get the news and local updates since moving away from the area. I am interested in politics but do not like the idea of a good site like this promoting politcal ideals. I will stay around for any comments others might have and then unfortunately may remove you from my newsfeed.

guest D said...

I do hope you got written permission from ITV to use their copyright as your use can't be considered for private study purposes. If you have you should state that in your article. We don't want a prospective councillor on trial for copyright theft.

Simon Densley (Blogger, Consv) said...

As Andrew the previous blogger pointed out, ever blog is written from the author's own view point and contains their own persona bias on various things. The difference here is that I have stated my political position so there is no ambiguity, allowing people like you to take that into account when you read the various things I write.

You are of course welcome to remove this from your news feed. I don't and can't force anyone to read anything here or anywhere else. It is people's own choice. You are also at complete liberty to start your own blog and fill it with what ever you think should be on such a blog.

I didn't force Cllr Fenwick to assault anyone. Nor did I have a chat with Nigel Farage and ask him tom mention the Lib Dems on Breakfast TV. However it is local news and as such I have posted about it.

GrammarQueen said...

Might it also *affect how I view this posting...? :)

Guest ID said...

I doubt seeking written permission from ITV would be of much use, as the recording is from BBC Breakfast News. You seem to have a habit of making impetuous errors on this blog, whenever you hastily attempt to follow-up, counter or deflect anything that is critical of the local Liberal Democrats.

The WP Blogger's political loyalties and ambitions are at least declared and out in the open. Since your equal and opposing, Lib Dem supportive views have taken root on the Worcester Park Blog, perhaps you could at least hastily follow-up by extending the same courtesy as Simon Densley and come out of your Lib Dem closet?

guest D said...

I accept your correction, but the possible abuse of copyright still applies.

No closet Lib-Dem, as I have discussed with Simon privately, I'm more of an old fashioned one nation Tory, so to the left of the Lib-Dems.

Stewart Mackay Conservative WP said...

Simon’s blog is not the BBC and he does not have to remain neutral
like the BBC. I suspect that everyone
here reads newspapers and/or watches news channels that have an
affiliation to one party or another. If
Simon's view is not your own I suggest you switch off and read something else. It's all about personal choice.

Stewart Mackay Conservative WP said...

Simon’s blog is not the BBC and he does not have to remain neutral

like the BBC. I suspect that everyone

here reads newspapers and/or watches news channels that have an

affiliation to one party or another. If

Simon's view is not your own I suggest you switch off and read something else. It's all about personal choice.

Martin said...

So some people think the BBC news reports are neutral........... : )

Hrtless said...

And surely that personal choice allows @guest D to post their own personal opinion? You don't have to reply to Guest D's post, you chose to do so, just as Guest D decided to post something on this blog. Just because Guest D's opinion differs from yours, why should he/she switch off? Equally you (or I), could simply 'switch off' too, avoiding the need to read anything that Guest D may wish to post.

Guest ID said...

The disagreement would appear to be between those who support the concept of universal personal choice for all, and those who seek to extend personal choice only to those who support the Lib Dems, with a burning desire to 'switch off' those who don't.

Ironically, this only serves to reinforce Nigel Farage's point.

john said...

I was under the impression that this site which I understood may have originally been constructed to inform Worcester Park residents was fundamentally neutral. Once again I feel like I have been hoodwinked by another politician. The author could have notified all those interested in his or any other political veiw and constructed another site or in fact guided them to The Conservative web site. It is a great shame that once again a good idea has been tarnished by politics. I myself before you jump to conclusions are very neutral as at present I unfortunately can't tell the difference morally between Nigel Farage or any other politician of any party. Once they realise you have got to earn respect people may take notice.

Guest D said...

As I think Bertrand Russell pointed out there is no personal freedom that does not infringe on somebody elses personal freedom.


If you check back through this blog I have never said that Simon should restrict what he says, to the contrary I have always supported his right to say whatever he wants within the law.


I guess you are referring to the debate over whether car commuters freedom to pollute the air and consume road space takes precedence over pedestrians and those that use public transport, and that I pointed out to Simon that Petrol Tax is not Road Pricing as a Nissan Leaf consumes the same amount of road as any other super mini, but pays no petrol tax or vehicle excise duty.


I shall continue taking part in debates here, if you don't like my viewpoint don't read it, it is your right. As it is Simon's to object to my comments either in public or privately.

Guest ID said...

By all means continue to exercise your right to support Nigel Farage's message with as much of your time, energy and protest as you see fit.

Ginger said...

Excuses, excuses!

Bexx Bissell said...

By saying that, if Simon's view is not your own I suggest that you switch off and read something else, are you suggesting that only Conservative voters should feel welcome here now?

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