Nigel Fletcher - Dale & Co.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
A very enjoyable night out last evening at the Painted Hall of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. As well as the star guest of Dr David Starkey, we had the assorted great and good- a Bishop, a tournament of knights and more Deputy Lord Lieutenents than you could shake a spur at. Even the Great Leader Cllr Roberts put in an appearance along with his Deputy, Cllr Peter Brookes. I hope they were as convinced as I was of the huge benefit we can gain from our heritage in Greenwich, if we make a concerted effort to shout about it. For more on it- go to -
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
As a poll finds more than half of Labour voters want Brown to quit, there is now a further blow to his authority. After a report last month that Madame Tussauds were not planning to make a waxwork of the Great Leader, they have now decided to put the question to the public vote with an online poll.
Whilst it gives the PM a slim hope of taking his place (and expect a determined effort from Labour HQ to get their members to vote), it is rather a humiliating position for him to be in. As Tussauds themselves say:
'When Gordon Brown took over from Tony Blair last year, for the first time in a 150 year history, Madame Tussauds took the decision not to immediately create a figure of the current Prime Minister. Instead we chose to wait for a General Election to confirm Gordon Brown’s status. Ten months later there is still no sign that Mr Brown intends to go to the polls – so Madame Tussauds is holding its own election...'
Saturday, May 03, 2008
UPDATE: My cameo role as a Boris cheerleader has been quite widely used in the election coverage. Our friendly Webcameron camerawoman (and try saying that after a few celebratory drinks!) caught the reaction in the CCHQ war-room as the tense wait for the official result ended in triumph. It was quite a moment, and great to be there with David Cameron and the team when it happened. Staying late in the office has never been so much fun!
Friday, May 02, 2008
- Conservatives on 44 per cent - up four points on last year, defying expectations and into serious General Election-winning territory
- Labour 20 points behind on 24 per cent - their lowest vote share since records began
- Lib Dems down on their performance last year and losing councils- Clegg is doing worse than Ming.
- David Cameron walks on water.
And so, to bed.
Fantastic result in Southampton, where the Lib Dems and Labour have been swept out of their cosy coalition by a Conservative revival which has stunned commentators, and is very good for us. Portsmouth is sadly not now looking like going the same way, with Lib Dems hanging on in the seats they had up for election. Gosport, just next door, looks like it might go our way, however...
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Blogging service has been slow here of late, but as you would expect I've been out regularly campaigning for Boris, and for our local GLA candidate, Andy Jennings. I'm now getting out the vote in Eltham, in between the rain showers, but with the polls so close it's impossible to call the result this early in the day. Come on Boris!