Thursday, October 12, 2006

Mid Norfolk Candidate Selection

Well the Eastern Daily Press, our local paper, is getting rarely excited about the selection of the Conservative candidate for the Mid Norfolk Constituency. The selection panel has now got a short list of 10. But the paper does not like the fact that they come from the A List and are not all living in the area. All well and good, but as the list included local people in the beginning and the panel are all from the Constituency, you have to assume that the remaining hopefuls are the best of the bunch. Some of the readers of the paper are also complaining about the ones left on the list. Too them I say, join the Conservative Party and have a say in the selection process. I wonder how the other major parties select their candidate? We hear nothing about their processes. Are they open and honest? Will we ever know? The Conservative system even allows non-conservatives a say. Any interested person could attend the meeting and pass on their thoughts. Good luck to al;l those left in the selection process.

Drivers V Pedestrians

I do not know what is the normal thing in the rest of the world, but in Norfolk when you are driving and slow down to let another car pass in a narrow road or let a car out of a side street, the driver normally thanks you with a wave. But when walking and you move out of somebody's way on a narrow footpath, no such thanks. How strange; drivers more polite than walkers!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Norwich City FC

So the caretaker manager Martin Hunter, Worthy's No2 says, 'Same Team Same Style' so I suppose we will get the same results. We need a whole new management and coaching team. Fresh ideas, fresh thinking, fresh results.

Jack Straw and the Veil

Well poor old Jack Straw. Not my most favorite politician, but in this case correct in his approach. He makes a comment on the wearing of the Veil and suddenly he is the worst racist in the world. As I understand it; he says that when they visit his surgery he finds it hinders communication if they do wear a full veil. Yes I agree. I find the same problem with those who are impolite and wear sunglasses, full face crash helmets, baseball caps pulled down etc when talking to me. In fact shops and banks ask people to remove these. Do they ask Muslim women to remove their veil. If not why not. Are motocyclists discriminated against? How do banks do their security checks? These people need educating in how to behave in a polite manner. Yet again anyone who says anything that may upset the immigrants to our nation is attacked as a racist.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

He has gone

At long last Norwich have sacked their manager. Now they need to get one with vision and flair. Let's hope they find one.