Monday, April 13, 2009

How DARE they be in power.

Most weeks, I buy the local paper and most weeks in the 'Letters to the Editor' page, amongst the usual stuff, can be found the snipings of the local political brigade. This, of course, has been going on for as long as I can remember but over the past couple of years it has taken a different slant.

For well over a generation, the local authority (in its various incarnations) has been Labour controlled. Well, up to the last local elections when power was handed over to the SNP.

To their credit, (I am not a supporter of the SNP, lets get that out in the open!), the council have been busy trying to make things better in my town, re-generating the town centre, encouraging retailers to come to town, doing up old buildings etc. You get the picture.

Anyone reading the letters page in the local rag could be forgiven that the current state of the town is the fault of the current party in power, not the previous 30+ years of Labour decay and neglect. The sheer cheek and bitterness that seeps from the labour drones and ex councillors who write in is simply staggering, but what really rips my knitting is the sheer disbelief that someone else apart from us is in charge that seems to be the underlying tone of the drivel that gets published.

Labour letter writers have attacked the SNP controlled council for the state of the town centre, the roads, the schools and the local parks/sports grounds. What they do not seem to grasp is the problems stemmed from the previous party in power, them! They did bugger all when in power as they took the voting public for granted, sleeping sound in their beds knowing that the electorate would sleepwalk into voting for them again.

But last time they didn't vote for them and the stunned disbelief has turned into them throwing their toys out the pram on the letters page in the local rag.

What a shower they are.

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