Jubilee message from Ian Liddell-Grainger

Ian Liddell-Grainger

Ian Liddell-Grainger

First published in Bridgwater Area News

THE Jubilee has brought out the best in Bridgwater and West Somerset. Everyone, everywhere, seems to have got stuck in.

The long list of special street parties, concerts and events will make history in itself, and the really encouraging element is that people have worked their socks off in a common cause.

It has all been voluntary with no shortage of volunteers.

Even the few hardened republicans I come across admit that they have quite a lot of admiration for the Queen.

The important thing about this celebration is that it has reunited people.

The pace of our busy lives sometimes stops us getting to know our neighbours better.

That’s a real pity, and perhaps it needed a great once-in-a-lifetime effort to break the ice again.

People have forgotten the problems of the economy, brought out the Coronation chicken, wrapped themselves in red, white and blue, and celebrated the one thing Her Majesty is rightly famous for – the wave, and, above all, the smile!

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8:52pm Fri 8 Jun 12

Boring says...

He's still alive then!
Would be nice to have an MP that showed some interest in US.
Mr LG, we used to have a good community spirit in this country, then your Thatcher came along and destroyed it.
Your current incompetent leader says we're "all in it together" so, can you share some of your cash around please.
He's still alive then! Would be nice to have an MP that showed some interest in US. Mr LG, we used to have a good community spirit in this country, then your Thatcher came along and destroyed it. Your current incompetent leader says we're "all in it together" so, can you share some of your cash around please. Boring
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9:07am Sat 9 Jun 12

awayswing says...

Perhaps if ILG got stuck in to answering his constituents e~mails and letters we would have an even better community spirit.
Perhaps if ILG got stuck in to answering his constituents e~mails and letters we would have an even better community spirit. awayswing
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9:35am Sat 9 Jun 12

scudloadofanthrax says...

awayswing wrote:
Perhaps if ILG got stuck in to answering his constituents e~mails and letters we would have an even better community spirit.
Unless our electoral system is faulty, Mr. L.G has been fairly elected by the people of this area. So we"ll just have to put up with him.
[quote][p][bold]awayswing[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if ILG got stuck in to answering his constituents e~mails and letters we would have an even better community spirit.[/p][/quote]Unless our electoral system is faulty, Mr. L.G has been fairly elected by the people of this area. So we"ll just have to put up with him. scudloadofanthrax
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10:05am Sat 9 Jun 12

awayswing says...

scudloadofanthrax wrote:
awayswing wrote:
Perhaps if ILG got stuck in to answering his constituents e~mails and letters we would have an even better community spirit.
Unless our electoral system is faulty, Mr. L.G has been fairly elected by the people of this area. So we"ll just have to put up with him.
Why should we put with an MP who ignores his electorate?If he was fairly elected why does he treat his constituency unfairly?As for fair elections let's make voting compulsory,that way we would at least get what we elect instead of what one third to two thirds of us elect.This system works in other countries.A system like that might mean that some of the apathy of this country is shaken off.Would this mean the election of extremist parties?Not if we actually thought about what we wanted and who best represented that and voted for them.You never know,people may become interested in what is going on around them.Politics may be a dirty word but it should be done properly and should be seen to be done properly.
[quote][p][bold]scudloadofanthrax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]awayswing[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if ILG got stuck in to answering his constituents e~mails and letters we would have an even better community spirit.[/p][/quote]Unless our electoral system is faulty, Mr. L.G has been fairly elected by the people of this area. So we"ll just have to put up with him.[/p][/quote]Why should we put with an MP who ignores his electorate?If he was fairly elected why does he treat his constituency unfairly?As for fair elections let's make voting compulsory,that way we would at least get what we elect instead of what one third to two thirds of us elect.This system works in other countries.A system like that might mean that some of the apathy of this country is shaken off.Would this mean the election of extremist parties?Not if we actually thought about what we wanted and who best represented that and voted for them.You never know,people may become interested in what is going on around them.Politics may be a dirty word but it should be done properly and should be seen to be done properly. awayswing
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10:32am Sat 9 Jun 12

Boring says...

But he's not a Bridgwater mp is he, Bridgwater is a labour town.
13 of the 15 councillers in B/W are Labour.
It's the villages and the Minehead area that votes for a Tory.
LG knows this and this is why he shows NO interest in B/W.
We are a forgotten town, because we have no one whose willing to fight our corner in parliament.

We need some boundary changes in this area, or we will always have a dead duck Tory representing a Labour town.
But he's not a Bridgwater mp is he, Bridgwater is a labour town. 13 of the 15 councillers in B/W are Labour. It's the villages and the Minehead area that votes for a Tory. LG knows this and this is why he shows NO interest in B/W. We are a forgotten town, because we have no one whose willing to fight our corner in parliament. We need some boundary changes in this area, or we will always have a dead duck Tory representing a Labour town. Boring
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2:43pm Sat 9 Jun 12

Bridgy old Boy says...

If you meet the guy he greets you like a long last pal but the sad truth of the matter is that he is just not up to the job. I cannot think of anything of note that he has achieved since being the MP. He has failed miserably to build on the good cross party work that Tom King did over the years.
If you meet the guy he greets you like a long last pal but the sad truth of the matter is that he is just not up to the job. I cannot think of anything of note that he has achieved since being the MP. He has failed miserably to build on the good cross party work that Tom King did over the years. Bridgy old Boy
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5:50pm Sat 9 Jun 12

Amused&Bemused says...

Well said bridgy old boy and boring i completely agree.He spoke to the wife on our door step one day and left with a flea in his ear!!!!!!!!!!! LOL
Well said bridgy old boy and boring i completely agree.He spoke to the wife on our door step one day and left with a flea in his ear!!!!!!!!!!! LOL Amused&Bemused
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10:42pm Sat 9 Jun 12

the voice of common sense says...

I couldn't agree more with awayswing, voting should be compulsory, then we would get an MP the majority wanted rather than the same old tory every time.

The truth of the matter is that whoever or whatever you put up (animal, vegetable or mineral) wearing a blue rosette would get elected regardless of how useless they were, its the yokels who have always voted tory no matter what they have done to the country that puts them in every time.
I couldn't agree more with awayswing, voting should be compulsory, then we would get an MP the majority wanted rather than the same old tory every time. The truth of the matter is that whoever or whatever you put up (animal, vegetable or mineral) wearing a blue rosette would get elected regardless of how useless they were, its the yokels who have always voted tory no matter what they have done to the country that puts them in every time. the voice of common sense
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12:28am Sun 10 Jun 12

Boring says...

He's a career politician,he tried and failed to get elected in the North Devon constituency the election before he got in here.

He's any MP for himself not for US, he has done nothing for B/W, total waste of time.
You could have Mickey Mouse standing for the Tories in the villages around here and they would vote for him.
Fact!
He's a career politician,he tried and failed to get elected in the North Devon constituency the election before he got in here. He's any MP for himself not for US, he has done nothing for B/W, total waste of time. You could have Mickey Mouse standing for the Tories in the villages around here and they would vote for him. Fact! Boring
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6:33pm Sun 10 Jun 12

BaldCarl2 says...

Boring wrote:
He's still alive then!
Would be nice to have an MP that showed some interest in US.
Mr LG, we used to have a good community spirit in this country, then your Thatcher came along and destroyed it.
Your current incompetent leader says we're "all in it together" so, can you share some of your cash around please.
Socialism.
It's a great thing until you run out of other people's money.
[quote][p][bold]Boring[/bold] wrote: He's still alive then! Would be nice to have an MP that showed some interest in US. Mr LG, we used to have a good community spirit in this country, then your Thatcher came along and destroyed it. Your current incompetent leader says we're "all in it together" so, can you share some of your cash around please.[/p][/quote]Socialism. It's a great thing until you run out of other people's money. BaldCarl2
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7:12pm Sun 10 Jun 12

Boring says...

Under proper Socialism you don't need other people's money, the money is devided, people are more equal.
Rather than 5% of the British people owning 90% of the money.
Your obviously happy with that though!
Capitalism is working so well throughout the World though isn't it??!
Under proper Socialism you don't need other people's money, the money is devided, people are more equal. Rather than 5% of the British people owning 90% of the money. Your obviously happy with that though! Capitalism is working so well throughout the World though isn't it??! Boring
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1:18am Mon 11 Jun 12

BaldCarl2 says...

Boring wrote:
Under proper Socialism you don't need other people's money, the money is devided, people are more equal.
Rather than 5% of the British people owning 90% of the money.
Your obviously happy with that though!
Capitalism is working so well throughout the World though isn't it??!
Communist
[quote][p][bold]Boring[/bold] wrote: Under proper Socialism you don't need other people's money, the money is devided, people are more equal. Rather than 5% of the British people owning 90% of the money. Your obviously happy with that though! Capitalism is working so well throughout the World though isn't it??![/p][/quote]Communist BaldCarl2
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8:54am Mon 11 Jun 12

awayswing says...

Boring's point is well made.ILG is being handsomely paid,from public money, to treat his constituents with contempt.We are told that this sort of thing goes on only in countries with extremist governments.Democrac
y means a lot more than simply majority rule,it means listening to all points of view before making decisions and acting honestly.This may be a lot to expect but it is the system we are supposed to have.
Boring's point is well made.ILG is being handsomely paid,from public money, to treat his constituents with contempt.We are told that this sort of thing goes on only in countries with extremist governments.Democrac y means a lot more than simply majority rule,it means listening to all points of view before making decisions and acting honestly.This may be a lot to expect but it is the system we are supposed to have. awayswing
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3:01pm Tue 12 Jun 12

ILG gone AWOL says...

ILG is so busy these days, running his cat's website and slagging off butterfly charities that he has to employ several members of his family to cope with the immense workload. Never mind - the taxpayer is footing the bill !
ILG is so busy these days, running his cat's website and slagging off butterfly charities that he has to employ several members of his family to cope with the immense workload. Never mind - the taxpayer is footing the bill ! ILG gone AWOL
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4:10pm Tue 12 Jun 12

Hombre says...

People say Bridgwater is a dead town.
People say that Bridgwater is Labour, but have a Conservative MP.
Why don't the Labour people move to a safe Labour seat and stop moaning.
People say Bridgwater is a dead town. People say that Bridgwater is Labour, but have a Conservative MP. Why don't the Labour people move to a safe Labour seat and stop moaning. Hombre
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7:46am Fri 15 Jun 12

Bridgy old Boy says...

Wow Hombre you certainly know how to muster an argument. I must remember that next time I disagree with someones views or opinions I just have to resort to suggesting they move away somewhere else!
Wow Hombre you certainly know how to muster an argument. I must remember that next time I disagree with someones views or opinions I just have to resort to suggesting they move away somewhere else! Bridgy old Boy
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