Boris will not care about Hilling­don

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - R.W. TEAGUE MRS M. T. B. EARL Hamil­ton Cres­cent South Har­row

LET­TER writer Eric Hearn (Gazette, Jan­uary 28) is ab­so­lutely cor­rect in his as­sess­ment of Boris John­son.

Even if he does have the wel­fare of Hilling­don at heart, which I do not be­lieve, with his other com­mit­ments where will he find the time?

No, Hilling­don will be passed on to one of his un­der­lings.

Mr John­son is the man who pledges to use our money wisely and then spends £99.50 of public money on a taxi fare for a jour­ney of three miles and then tells us to ride a bi­cy­cle.

This is also the man who tells us that £250,000 per year is ‘chicken feed’ but has the almighty brass neck to ask us for £52,000 to fund his elec­tion cam­paign.

Ac­cord­ing to his en­try on Wikipedia, he has been in­volved in a num­ber of about-turns from which he has al­ways man­aged to wrig­gle out, but not with­out cen­sure.

Con­sider if you will, the timescale – Sir John Randall gets a well-de­served knight­hood and shortly af­ter­wards de­cides to re­tire. Shortly af­ter that Mr John­son is the can­di­date for Hilling­don.

You don’t need the nose of a blood­hound to smell that sort of rat.

The truth is, as stated by Mr Hearn, this is just a step­ping stone to John­son’s am­bi­tion to re­side in a cer­tain Num­ber 10 and for David Cameron to get an­other of his Old Eto­nian bud­dies on­side so that he can bet­ter con­trol him.

The se­lec­tion com­mit­tee of the Con­ser­va­tive As­so­ci­a­tion had a per­fectly good al­ter­na­tive lo­cal man who would have had the in­ter­ests of Hilling­don at heart.

The one re­deem­ing fea­ture in all of this is we don’t have to vote for him – let’s kick his back­side into touch and get some­one who cares about Hilling­don and not his po­lit­i­cal am­bi­tions.

For 62 years I have voted Con­ser­va­tive but not any more.

I and many of my friends, who share my views that the res­i­dents of Hilling­don are be­ing ‘stitched up’, will be vot­ing for who­ever can con­vince us that they are for Hilling­don and its res­i­dents.

Af­ter all, isn’t that what MPs are sup­posed to do?

Some of us, have a se­ri­ous at­ti­tude to life – my coun­te­nance might be de­scribed as dead­pan, but it is the one I ar­rived with, and does not re­flect the per­son I am!

I am not a mis­er­able in­di­vid­ual, and I have a sense of hu­mour!

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