Monday, May 21, 2012

Petty politics

The mud has begun to fly in the race to become Bristol's first elected mayor, says this Post report.Where is the substance in this bit of local politics? Nothing that Bristol Labour Party are saying is evidence based. Only Mr Ferguson knows exactly why he resigned when he did  - and I have to say, as someone who is not one of his fans, that he has always been an independent person.
Purely personal criticism as in this story is hardly going to take the debate forward at all. Its policies and leadership that should be the focus. This may be a problem for months yet though because no potential candidate is talking much about policies at all !!


  1. Will you be seeking the Green mayoral nomination Vowlsie?

  2. No, my party political activity has fallen away. I've had two people ask me to stand but neither were Greens - they were disaffected lefties who most likely dont realise that I'm not an idealogue on anything like their scale. I dont even know if the Greens have decided in principle to field a candidate. I'm interested in following and chipping in to any debate though.


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