Thursday, March 04, 2010

Same ends - different means.



Couple of months ago, I joined a very successful midnight walk around Powis Castle Park, arranged by the firefighters of Welshpool. There were around 400 of us, and I joined the Mayor, Cllr. Ann Holloway to start the event off. Bobbie and I walked - Ann sold raffle tickets. We were raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. And we often open allow groups to visit our garden in the summer - with all proceeds going to the colostomy nurses in the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, in appreciation of their help when I had my own encounter with cancer in 2002. So I'm a keen raiser of money for cancer charities.

But compare my style of money raising with that of my political opponent, Lembit Opik, which was much featured in today's Daily Mail. Its as good a way of telling the difference between us as any. You pays your money and takes your choice.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh my god please save us from this comedian

Anonymous said...

He's at it again. Why on earth don't the Lib Dums gag him? A complete and utter idiot...and more....

ROMAN JONES Esq. said...

Those flip-flops were unforgiveable!

Anonymous said...

Well, what do you expect from someone who writes for a porno rag and goes off on luxury cruises when parliament is sitting? The man has zero judgement and is regarded as a joke by everyone. What defies belief is the fact that Nick Clegg hasn't told him to shut up and keep a low profile in the run up to the election. People like Lembit Grope-it cost the party votes. Personally, I'm at a loss why anyone would ever vote for this ego manical misogynist

Anonymous said...

Trouble is, people will still vote for him. I don't think that the good folk of Mont get that the whole country will think them absurd if they vote in this idiot again

ROMAN JONES Esq. said...

Have you seen his latest scheme for direct action over the Newtown traffic chaos. I get the impression that unless Powys CC sort out the traffic lights, they are going to see a side of him they won't like! What's he going to do, drop his trousers?

A little harsh? said...

Come on Glynn- surely the fact is that the guy was raising money for a good cause, not how he did it.

People have done all sorts of daft stuff for charity - you just need a look at Children in Need or Comic Relief for proff of that!

Attack him on his policies and performance in parliament by all means but having a pop at him for this seems a little harsh!

Glyn Davies said...

Roman (2) - I have noted his intention to fix the Newtown traffic problems on friday morning at 9.00. I agree with him that its a serious problem that needs resolution quickly. Must say that its what I warned of when we (Dan Munford and his team at the last Assembly election) opposed the Tesco development on traffic disruption grounds. I do not recall the MP saying anything at the time, though he is now telling us that he was always oppposed to it. It will be interesting to see what he has in mind.

a little harsh - I wasn't 'having a pop' as you put it - just pointing out a difference in style. So happens I used to be quite happy to do daft things myself for charity, but I've had to stop - because I cannot afford to be seen as 'going down the same road'.