In­sult to vot­ers

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

I AT­TENDED the “meet the can­di­dates” meet­ing at the cul­tural cen­tre and I must say, I was thor­oughly dis­ap­pointed with the re­sponse from both the La­bor Party and, to a slightly lesser ex­tent, the PUP party. As well as the Greens (who couldn’t even bother turn­ing up). Nei­ther can­di­date from La­bor and PUP could ac­cu­rately in­di­cate where the funds were com­ing from to fund their poli­cies. The La­bor can­di­date, in par­tic­u­lar, was ex­tremely light on with any solid ideas. If this is the way La­bor treats its fol­low­ers, pity help the coun­try. I am sure La­bor is of the opin­ion that peo­ple will vote La­bor as they al­ways vote La­bor – just like they follow a foot­ball team, win, lose or draw. I find this at­ti­tude a def­i­nite in­sult to the in­tel­li­gence of the Bur­nett elec­torate. It was a chalk and cheese dis­play be­tween Steve Ben­nett and the oth­ers. Steve had all the an­swers to ques­tions asked and had a thor­ough knowl­edge of the elec­torate and what is needed. So I will just say to all po­lit­i­cal par­ties, if you want peo­ple to vote for you, do the hard yards and don’t rely on notes from the party to fudge your way through con­vinc­ing the elec­torate that you have half a clue. John Huntley Childers

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