Friday, 6 July 2018

The Route To A Rout

Owen Jones is no doubt right that most London media types have no idea what a bus is. But rather more striking was the sight of scores of MPs for rural constituencies laughing uncontrollably when Jeremy Corbyn dared to mention buses.

Don't give me "the Tories". The camera did not show the benches behind Corbyn. And it is very difficult indeed to imagine, say, the Chosen One on a bus. Or even driving herself. The Chosen One, whom Jones openly wants to become Prime Minister in due season. Patronising faux-proles and media licensed lefty-impersonators stick together.

Nor do "the Tories" run Durham County Council. Nor have they ever done so. Yet it is that authority which is responsible for the fact that a return ticket from Lanchester to Durham (a mere eight miles away) now costs £5:20, that the last bus to here leaves Durham at nine o'clock between Monday and Thursday, and that our buses barely run at all on Sundays or Bank Holidays. 

For a time a few years ago, we had no buses on those days, and none back after nine o'clock on any night of the week. Welcome to the attitude to us disabled people of a man who will disgrace the platform of the Durham Miners' Gala for the second year running this Saturday, the Leader of Durham County Council, Simon Henig. That same attitude has informed his decision to cut the pay of 472 of that Council's Teaching Assistants by 23 per cent.

From Hateful Henig to the Chosen One, the overentitled Labour Establishment in County Durham needs a proper kicking. I need £10,000 in order to stand for Parliament with any chance of winning. My crowdfunding page has been taken down without my knowledge or consent. But you can still email instead, and that address accepts PayPal.

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