Boris working hard for his own interests
AS 2015 gets under way, our politicians will inevitably be bombarding us with their various leaflets seeking our vote at next May’s general election.
In fact, I’ve already had a communication from Boris Johnson, the Conservative candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, in which he claims that ‘he will work tirelessly to represent my views on the issues I care about most’.
Fine words, but I remain profoundly sceptical about his assurances, for isn’t this the same Boris Johnson who, when electioneering to be Mayor of London, pledged that he would focus all his energies on the mayoralty and not seek to be a parliamentary MP while he was Mayor, only to renege on the pledge 18 months later ?
Isn’t this the same Boris Johnson who has wasted millions of our pounds on ‘vanity projects’ like the Emirates cable crossing over the Thames which hardly anyone uses?
Isn’t this the same Boris Johnson who cancelled the proposed western extension to the congestion charge zone so that his posh chums in Kensington and Chelsea wouldn’t have to pay the charge?
Isn’t this the same Boris Johnson who advocates an amnesty for illegal immigrants?
If it is, he most certainly is unable to represent my views. It’s pretty clear from his record that the only interests Boris Johnson will work tirelessly for are his own as he seeks to climb his way up the greasy pole of politics.
Sadly, as our constituency is a ‘safe’ seat, it is pretty much a foregone conclusion that he will get elected, but I doubt he’ll do much for his constituents.
By contrast, our current MP John Randall, a local man of great integrity and foresight (he was one of a handful who voted against the folly of the Iraq war), has indeed worked tirelessly to represent his constituents.
My great hope is that even at this late stage Mr Randall will reconsider his decision to retire as our MP and stand for election again, as an Independent candidate.
I’m convinced he’d romp home to victory and save us from the nightmare of Johnson who would spend all his time and energy on self promotion at Westminster and none on the issues affecting people of Uxbridge and South Ruislip. of this the council unanimously declined to grant planning approval.
However, following some minor alterations the developer again applied for planning approval and on this occasion the council’s planning committee did a complete u-turn and unanimously granted planning approval!
I do not know whether I am being over cynical or not, but do you think that the prospect of getting £2.7m pounds etc from the developer might have something to do with the u-turn ?
I am still of the opinion that building affordable homes and a 24/7 walk in Medical Centre like the one they have in Pinner on this site would be more benificial to the residents of South Ruislip than filling the Coffers of Developers and Big Business with Gold.