Conservative HQ Forget Isle of Wight

Tory HQ designers need a lesson in geography

Anyone seen the new Conservative election slogan “We’re all in this together”? Sounds fair enough, don’t you think?

Conservative HQ Forget Isle of WightWell, it seems that one eagle eyed VB reader has spotted a flaw in the slogan.

Terry O’Neil contacted VB yesterday to point out that on the map used in the Tory party’s election material, they seem to have left off the Isle of Wight. He spotted it whilst watching BBC News 24 on Tuesday evening.

Taking a look through the Conservative’s Flickr Stream it appears that he’s correct.

Could it really be true that those at Conservative HQ have forgotten the fact that this Island has been enjoying a Tory MP for many years, not to mention a Tory administration since 2005?

Ironic perhaps also, that the photo above was taken in front of Battersea Power Station, a sad legacy of the Thatcher years.

Image: © Conservatives

Thursday, 15th April, 2010 9:48am

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Kerri

I saw this! I’ll forgive them – it’s clearly meant to be quite abstract!

zoiner

I’m not sure that “enjoy” is quite the right term.

Typical posturing really.

Their phoney and superficial inclusiveness is just further betrayed by the lack of the IOW.

Steephill Jack

Maybe this is our chance to be independent of the UK ? Let’s ask Andrew Turner if that is the idea.

Rush

Embarrassment of having this Conservative Council?

Darran

Someone said this to me yesterday, I’m pretty sure the image is abstract enough to justify leaving off smaller details like the Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and the Isle of Portland. With the poster featured I was more concerned they had replaced Ireland with ocean…

The other image in the set (probably by the same team) does feature the Island:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/conservatives/4517388615/in/set-72157623721689897/

D.

Simon

I heard this whilst on my morning drive this morning on Isle of Wight Radio?
I also hear they are celebrating their 20th Birthday today – surprised you’ve not put anything on VB?

Simon

I guess not?
I guess all comments on Ventnorblog are ignored…

Dreamy

@ Simon
???????? What a bizarre comment.

Jon

Well thats a good reason not to vote tory on this island. They dont think we exist….

Don Smith

Is there a Tory standing? No manifesto, no leaflets, no knock on the door and no comments on VB. Ah! There will be something in the CP later this morning. Unless!

My local Councillor is like the rest of the Council… ****** useless.

Ian
Hello Don, I don’t know where you live but in Sandown we Conservative have been out knocking on doors with Andrew Turner, delivering leaflets to houses and passengers getting off the trains, posters are up. Andrew Turner visits regularly and has been canvassing daily around the Island. The Newport Road is lined with posters. However, Ive not seen a single Lib Dem poster or leaflet, but did… Read more »
N0.5

proved him self what?

I hope you are going to clear up your litter

Don Smith
I have received the manifestos from the Lib/Dems. and the Labour Party, and I met with Ian Dunsire of the English Democrats (What a nice chap, who is taking this election very seriously); I even convinced him that fox hunting is cruel. Nothing from Andrew and Carole or any of the ‘all so rans’. Where is that famous broadcaster EP? I only reside about 250 yard from… Read more »
Ian

OK Don, I will pass your comments onto the Newport Branch Chairman so they can cover your area. In fact if you take a peak at Andrew’s campaign Blog you will see that he is canvassing in Newport next week.

The blog address is: http://www.andrew4theiw.blogspot.com

Hi No5, just goes to prove the point that one man’s posters/leaflets are another man’s litter. We can’t win them all.

steve penk

I did see Carole walking round and round the garden outside Conservative H.Q yesterday with a dog looked like she was in a blur already.

steve s

Don,
That would be ‘also ran’…as in…”also ran but came in last”.

SheenaB

Was that you I saw outside Mr Turner’s office with a placard? Maybe he’s too busy to bother being lectured to by animal rights fanatics?

Mo

The Tories have the technology, they know who lives where and how they vote. They knock only at known Tory or undecided voters doors. The Liberals have no organisation or money, nor do Labour.

steve penk

Ian I,m very pleased the Lib Dems and the Labour party are not infesting our beautiful countryside with posters especially when some Conservative posters are being defaced with some not to savory graffiti already.

No.5

I don’t see the point of them…they aren’t going to change anybodies vote…don’t you need a permit to put them up

No.5

Maybe thats why we are only seeing Tory ones :-)

Mr Justice

Apparently island police are looking into the criminal damage caused by goodness knows who. (I wonder who thinks they benefit from this vandalism?) I’m glad they are taking it seriously, for democracy is a serious business, as is criminal damage.

Jack The Hat

Could someone who supports Andrew Turner and thinks he’s proved himself time and time again, please explain to me what he’s actually achieved/done to earn his 1.5M over 9yrs?

I don’t want a diatribe aimed at other parties or spin etc etc.

I want a list of Andrew Turner’s key achievements.

steve penk

Andrew Turners dog killed a ferret at the Chale show a couple of years ago is that an achievement.

Jon
I dont support him, but as I see it his major acheivments are: Failing to get the OFT to investigate the ferrys (he tried admitidly, but he didnt try again once he failed). Offering his ‘support’ to the Vestas workers and then getting caught out a week or so later when it became clear he opposes wind turbines on the island. And I think he also abstained… Read more »
hazel wyld
I do not know all Andrew Turners achievements but speaking personally I had an issue with something that happened to my handicapped daughter and he went out of his way to discover all the facts and was very supportive and for that I am eternally grateful as it brought about a good result. I have met him on a couple of occasions and he has always struck… Read more »
Richard

As usual they take us for granted.

bill posters

Mr Justice I don’t think the very thin blue line of Police on the Island will be chasing around looking for someone who’s written Turner is a tosser on a Conservative poster when the County press is reporting serious crime which needs solving.

Jon

shouldnt Turner get arrested for criminal damage for putting those posters up in the first place? Or at least crimes against taste…

Mr Justice
As a supporter of democracy I think it’s a shame Labour no longer get enough money from the unions for poster or election campaigns. Without them the are skint relying only on Peter Mandelson’s billionaire mates. So far I have only seen one Chiverton poster on the island. The Liberals are doing just as badly, despite Nik Clog seeming like a nice bloke on telly. If PC… Read more »
george jeffries

In no way do I condone vandalising of posters but I thought this one amusing.Under the Conservative poster Vote for change someone has written vote for the Conservatives and that’s all that will be left in your pockets.

No.5

I had wondered where Dr. Legg had gone

Steephill Jack

I think that responding to messages on posters is quite legitimate: after all it’s them who have thrown it in your face. Don’t we have a right to reply ?
I know I am a pedant, but it seems to me that if we are asked to ‘Vote for Change’ then we should be voting to change our MP.

Jon

maybe thats what they mean…. Everyone, the torys themselves think we should have a change on the island, so vote labour

Mr Justice

Sorry, Jon, but don’t you think 3 million unemployed (including you) is enough? Labour have let you down mate. They’ve also borrowed about £1.5 million for every day since Jesus was born. A remarkable achievement from the man who said he’d ended boom and bust!

Jon
Well the last time unemployment topped 3 million was under a tory government. So I hardly think that labour have let me down. Clearly the tories arent capable of doing much better. As for borrowing, I agree that needs to be brought under control. However, as the website below demonstrates, from 1997 to 2002, labour reduced the debt, and it did not rise above tory debt rates… Read more »
Mr Justice
”Not anyone else’s business?” You kept on about being unemployed! Are you ‘aving a laugh? I’m glad you got a job mate. Fair play to you, under Labour it’s quite an achievement. Labour couldn’t win here in 97 at the height of Tony fever, they’re hardly to conquer the island now most people have had enough of Labour’s boom and bust and all the rest of the… Read more »
Jon

as i recall i mentioned being uneployed maybe once or twice on articles about unemployment. I didnt use it to have a snipe at anyone else, or mention it on any article not related to employment. Others did.

Shobba

Wonderful news! Congratulations Jon. I’m so pleased for you.

This really is a tough time to find a job, so you’ve done really well. I hope you make it through the probationary period.

N0.5

what rotten mess?

A mess following a world wide recession…which,thanks to labour we are now climbing out of. Some countries are in a far worse situation.

We see a spin doctor in action on the forums…unfortunately with more zeal than arguments

paper tiger
Andrew Turner-love him or hate him has managed to stay the course, he remained a resident of the Island after being defeated and had the tenacity to remain our MP even when recovering from a stroke and losing the ability to speak. He has a massive majority, has quietly helped many thousands of islanders and visits nearly every island event to lend support (not canvass or smugly… Read more »
N0.5

I don’t dispute, nor think anybody else does, thats he’s a very nice chap. But ITS TIME FOR A CHANGE…we need someone more dynamic

Jon
quite right…. Andrew nice-but-ineffective Turner has had his day. As his own posters say, vote for change. As for his wind turbine support which is the aspect of paper tigers post that i picked up on most, its not his lack of support for them that irritates me. Its him attempting to play both sides of the road by supporting vestas workers but also opposing turbines. Playing… Read more »
Island Shocker
Andrew Turner has not given up on the ferries. I think as part of a conservative government he will stand a much better chance with both the OFT and the competition commission. His campaign was supported by Ken Clarke, the Tory Business Secretary no less. No matter how many times you try the old ‘caught playing both sides’ nonsense, the fact is you can support turbines and… Read more »
Don Smith
Why should a person who gets free travel worry about the costs of a ferries? Ken Clarke – I remember him in the seventies and eighties. The same man who is on the boards of booze and tobacco. We need turbines and we need jobs – The sites only bother those who do not want the in their back gardens. Yes! Vote for change but this MP… Read more »
Jon
Well, if he hasnt given up on the ferries why havnt we heard how hes continuing to push the OFT? I suspect because he isnt. He likely will state it as an election policy again, but policies and actions are worlds apart. As for playing both sides, its far from nonsense. He was caught out. Simple as that. And he didnt even have the decency to hold… Read more »
N0.5

Why can’tNick Clegg win….if enough people vote for him he will

ITS TIME FOR A CHANGE…even the Tories admit it

Jon

oh he CAN win. he just wont. Even he said after the debate that he was there to show people that its a 3 horse race. I would have expected him to say he was there to present his policies and prove that he was the better candidate if he thought he had any chance.

Hopefully he will surprise us all.

Mr Justice
Watched Nick Clogg and the Lib Dums on TV earlier. I think he seriously believes his Leaders debate performance will see him into Downing Street. How embarrassing. The Libs always think they’re on the verge of a breakthrough, and then they never quite get anywhere. No Nukes, a pay freeze and extra taxes for all are their main policies. One minute Vince says he’ll reverse Labours tax… Read more »
Vix

‘Please everyone’ policies such as “No Nukes, a pay freeze and extra taxes for all”?

You can’t damn their policies and then say they are created to please everyone…

N0.5

The Tories are running scared…they thought they had in the bag…now they could come third

Cameron ain’t the man for the job

Mr Justice
That is exactly what they do. It’s only the rich they despise, despite Nick Clogg’s public school past and Vince’s career as a Shell Oil economist. Both of them live in homes worth well in excess of a million pounds, as does Ming Campbell. I suppose as Mp’s, we’d pay their mansion tax? The Lib Dums try and con everyone into thinking that they are on their… Read more »
Jon

may i point out that its Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems.

A comment I made about Turner was removed a while back. Hopefully your comments will also be removed. No matter who you support, there is no reason to slag the other parties off.

N0.5

More evidence of Tory Fear.

Interesting Polls this morning,LibDems 1st

Plastic Cameron ain’t the man for the job

TIME FOR REAL CHANGE…on the Island and nationally

zoiner

Strange that the tories are going to dole out twice that amount to their chums, a total of about £6 billion by changing inheritance tax, top income tax rate and subsiding top end pensions.

At the same time foregoing the same amount by an NI tax cut. That is £12 billion of hand-outs that makes the liberal policy look like peanuts.

Mr Justice
I can’t see the Tories fearing the Liberals. Not as long as their numbers never add up, nor as long as they are willing to surrender our nuclear deterrent and all political power to Brussels. The Libs are the novelty party. Gordon Brown has booked the removal men – the Tories under Cameron can be quietly confident of the outcome of this election. It is time for… Read more »
george jeffries

Yes unfortunately the Island has suffered while Andrew Turner has been so ineffective.

islebeseeingyou
I think it might be fairer to say whilst Andrew has been unwell he has not done as much as he used to. Until his stroke he was a fantastic MP who represents the biggest area of the UK. He has fought back from his stroke with courage and fortitude and I am with Mr Justice here we will once more see the old Andrew emerging.
N0.5

He’s been a fantastic person….not neccesarily a fantastic MP

Jack The Hat

Let’s hope we don’t see the old Andrew Turner emerging.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1190270/Ill-spend-expenses-lots-booze-wrote-Torys-aide-girlfriend.html

He (like a lot of MPs) got away with some very fishy expenses claims.

That doesn’t mean we the public should be seen to forgive and forget what would be seen as fraud in any other profession.

N0.5

At last someone I can say ‘please change the record’ too.. (rather than it being directed at me)

Tory Boys everywhere are on the run…the entire country knows it

Mr Justice
Very funny story about Lib Vince Cable in today’s press. It seems over recent years he’s been failing to pay his own bills, paying late fees and penalties to all his utility suppliers. The funniest thing I’ve read this year. Mr ‘safe pair of hands’ is in fact a bit absent minded when it comes to paying gas, electric and telephone bills. Kind of kills his credibility… Read more »
N0.5

its even funnier that he is more popular than either the Labour or Tory equivalant.

The Mr.Justice spin machine strikes again

Shobba

Our very own island Alistair Campbell.

I read this too and wondered why anyone needs a second home in Twickenham? It’s only 15 minutes by train to Westminster. I wonder who reimburses Mr Cable for these bills, as if we can’t guess.

george jeffries

I reckon the Tories are on the run both Labour and the Lib Dems are on the up.Turners had his time now I only have to chose between Chiverton Wareham Tarrant Keats Dunsire Martin Corby Harris or Jolliffe EASY.

Pistol Pete

The Tories are as untrustworthy nationally as they are locally: http://allwight.wordpress.com/

It’ll be a travesty if we re-elect someone with a record like Turner’s given the expenses business.

Mr Justice

I don’t think Pete, No5 or George were ever Andrew Turner supporters. There is a choice at this election, but I know who my money is on to win.

Nick Clegg will come under proper scrutiny now he’s a media darling, let’s hope he hasn’t got any financial skeletons or episodes of absent mindedness like Vince Cable. He was I see, claiming expenses without receipts for food etc.

N0.5
and by the same example..Cameron will come under even more scrutiny because of his inadequacies as the proposed media darling. Cameron was supposed to be the new boy that they hype was all about…turns out theres more than one cockin on the farm. attacks by Tories on Vince Cable are….laughable when mutli-millionaire backers can’r decide which country is best for them to be registered in toavoid tax.… Read more »
hazel wyld
Unfortunately if the Lib dems get in and hold to their promise to not tax those earning under ten thousand a year we will be in sixteen milions worth of further debt, plus they are very Euro friendly shall I go on…..my fear is they will propel Gordon Brown back at number ten with a hung parliarment..and I speak as one whose income is below ten grand… Read more »
Mr Justice
I think you mean Bullions not Millions. Don’t fret, Nick and Vince’s campaign will stall, no-one seriously thinks they are headed for Government, except them of course. The media are playing with them to cheer us up during the campaign. Remember when David Steele said ”go back to your constituencies and prepare for government” Highly amusing these Liberals and just a little embarrassing when they get ideas… Read more »
N0.5

My money is also on Turner to win, because the blue rinse brigade know no different…but I’d make it an each way bet.

I’ve never voted Turner.. but if there was great Conservative candidate that would be good for the Island and a great leader for Parliment..I would vote Tory…fortunately neither is likely

Mr Justice

Your mate Dave Pugh perhaps No5? I think you should ask him next time he pops into the bar.

N0.5

not even if hell froze over

ShielaB

Has he never heard of Direct Debit?

Augenmensch
Turner is at a distinct disadvantage because of the Pug H factor. However, if he does manage it I consider his first action both as a duty to the island and as a thank you to his supporters, is to get rid the island of Pugh in such a way that he never gets involved in politics again at local or national level. We can’t continue to… Read more »
islebeseeingyou

Totally agree with you, the sooner the young pretender goes the better. Why are the tories so scared of this little bully?

N0.5
They are not scared of him…they are proud of him. He is typicall Tory..don’t help those who can’t help themselves and there should be no such thing as a service industry. Only educate those worth educating and if you want good healthcare and dentistry – pay for it. Every meeting he goes to they are patting him on the back because he saw off the ‘commies’. If… Read more »
islebeseeingyou
No.5 I have it on good authority Pugh will never be allowed to stand for MP on the Island. They have someone that they grooming already to take over from AT and it is not Pugh. I am tory but have also worked in service industries and with less fortunate people than me. I am ashamed at what Pugh and his cabinet have done to the vulnerable… Read more »
Jon
Your very fond of saying you have it on ‘good authority’. Perhaps you could tell us how you know this so that we can judge the reliability of your source for ourselves. As for saying Pugh has a cold heart and we shouldnt paint all torys with the same brush, maybe other torys should give us a reason not to do so. One prominent tory holding their… Read more »
Davey Jones

[quote]Fair enough, im sure it was a joke, but he should have come back and said it was a joke in poor taste[quote/]

Forgive my poor southern education Jon but does Turner’s comment that the joke was “inappropriate” not equate to “the joke was in poor taste”?

islebeseeingyou
Jon you really are a very silly little person. Expert in everything, little knowledge of many things, I could say sod off but I would not give you the satisfaction. I said Pugh had a cold heart, tell me where did I say all tories were the same. That is your spin on things. As for Carole Dennett’s e-mail, I don’t suppose you would have met Carole.… Read more »
Don Smith

Do not bet against Pugh being a Tory candidate.
This is the sort of person you want:-)

It is the establishment and I’ve been knocking it for over fifty years.

Jon
well lots of abuse there, but you still didnt answer my question. you say you have it on good authority that pugh will not be the next candidate. How do you know that? your very fond of saying that you know things, but rarely keen to back it up with evidence of how you know. Rather than spreading innuendo, maybe you could say how you know that… Read more »
Jon
oh, and as for Caroles ‘joke’ maybe she should think more carefully about how her jokes affect her partner. Being an MP is a serious job, and Carole being a parlimentary assistant means she should consider carefully if a joke is appropriate. Given the current climate surrounding expenses, the email was neither appropriate or funny, and anyone with the smallest amount of common sense would know that.… Read more »
N0.5

None that get anywhere in politics

Jon

Davey Jones, my point was more that he should have said the joke was innappropriate AND said sorry. Once again, it was the classic non-apology. By saying its inappropriate, AT seems to apologise for it without actually saying sorry.

Shobba

Who, Who? Go on, tell us who they are grooming to take over?

Clive Martin
Mr Pugh can’t possibly be thinking of National Politics. He seems to show none of the pre-requisites necessary to succeed, such as tact, diplomacy and good judgement. He seems to be frittering away whatever head start his supporters have given him and totally unwilling to keep his private life, private. Many of us have now seen both conservative couples out and about in the last few weeks… Read more »
Naughty but nice

We could have a whip round and buy David Pugh one of those blue vinyl sun visor strips for his car windscreen.
Wayne and Waynetta, or Kevin and Stacey.
Very funny…

Shobba

I think it may be a case of let’s get the election out the way first?

Mr Justice
Don’t want to spoil your fun Jon, it’s clear life for you is a laugh a minute, but according to the Mail clip you posted, the joke comment was made in 2005, long before expenses became topical. According to the press, not only is Vince Cable very absent minded with his own bills, Nick Clegg the public schoolboy has a father richer than David Cameron’s. As he’s… Read more »
Jon

I didnt post any clip. And I think expenses have always been topical. Just more so recently. In any case, clearly one of the recipients of the email was amused by it enough to contact the papers. Perhaps that shows how much carole misjudged her audience.

george jeffries

Someone posted Andrew Turner didn’t do so much this time because of his Stroke .I noticed it did not stop him from claiming expenses on his Second home in Newport.

Mo

Did anyone answer the question about why Vince Cable needs a second home in Twickenham when its 15 minutes by train from Westmister?

Nick Clegg took A £2.5 million donation from a crook and wont return it. The liberals are at least as bad as labour and the tories

Mr Justice
Vince’s absent mindedness is of no interest to anyone then? In the coming days I’m sure the electorate will take an interest in no-nukes Clegg, if that doesn’t tempt them, maybe the illegal immigrant amnesty might? Failing that, surely the Britain surrenders to the EU policy will do the trick? I think Dave Cameron is home and dry, this is all just a diversion to keep us… Read more »
islebeseeingyou

Think you posted a clip sometime ago not recently. This is what Mr Justice is talking about.

Jon

once again your mistaken. I have never posted a ‘clip’ of any sort about that topic. There is however a link to the article Mr Justice mentions further up on this thread. It was posted by Jack The Hat, not me.

islebeseeingyou

Thanks Jon for clearing up this up.

N0.5

Actually I prefer vote Clegg, don’t get Cameron
and attacking someone for having rich parents is funny coming from a Cameron supporter.

and…apparently its OK to ripus off aslong as it was before the scandalwas exposed.

You have to love Dr. ‘Spin’ Justice for his dedication to his cause

Jon
to be honest, although Clegg did well in the debate, the more I think about it Brown might well be better. I think he would have more power within the Labour party if he is actually elected as PM by the country, not in a labour leadership vote. Cameron has repeatedly demonstrated that he may know what needs to be done, but he has no idea how… Read more »
islebeseeingyou
Tell me Jon what has Brown actually done for this country? He has had years as Chancellor – and then blames others for the financial state of the country. Don’t forget the Countries assets he sold. He has backed foreign countries taking over manufacturing, power and banking. He is an unelected Prime Minister who has taken this country to the brink. I can’t think of anything that… Read more »
Helen C

… surely on your extensive travels islebeseeingyou you must have noticed that there is a worldwide financial crisis?

islebeseeingyou
Yes I have but the world has not reacted in quite the same way as Gordon. Other countries have planned what they are going to do and stuck to it, Gordon is chuck money at everything without thinking through the implications. He believes money is the answer to everything and in the process has nearly bankrupted our once great country. The planned approach works as is shown… Read more »
Mo

Helen the Labour line is ‘global financial crisis.’ You must always use those exact words if you’re pretending that Gordon and Labour are innocent bystanders, this is what they themselves always say.

No.5
Typical argument for those with no head for politics or news. over 120 new hospitals for a start. Patients waiting more than 6 months for treatment fallen by 60% University and education reforms that saw 36% of teenagers attend university..an all time record (but still one of the lowest in Europe) Masterminding the end of the IRA and return to democracy in Ireland Devolution of Scottiish Paliament… Read more »
Gruntled of Bembridge
Remid me, islebeseeingyou, when was this country “once great” certainly not in my time and certainle not since WW1 – we haven’t finished paying for that yet and it was this administraytion that finally paid of the debt we owed the U.S. for WW2 in 2006. I would suggest that we have not been Great since Victoria passed over – I really don’t know who to blame… Read more »
No.5
The selling of our assets was a cross party decision…He has supported foreign investment in the country. And unless they have changed the rules..when you elect a Prime Minister who then resigns, the deputy Prime-minster ( or Chancellor etc) takes over..that is part of our democracy and what we all vote for. Other countries came out of recession earlier, and have now fallen back into into. Britain… Read more »
Mo
Very sympathetic No5. The hospitals Labour built have a serious problem. They didn’t pay for them! One pound in every four Labour spend is borrowed and this still doesn’t include those schools and hospitals they always talk of. Major projects were built on PFI’s, like our council’s glorious roads programme. It’s debt by another name. The cost of these PFI schemes will cripple our economy for decades… Read more »
islebeseeingyou

In Mrs T’s time I felt proud to be British. She had value’s which is more than can be said for Gordon Brown. I wait for the comments now!

Jon
I’ll refer you to No 5s comments for what Gordon Brown has done. I do agree that he is unelected, and should labour lose the election I dont see Brown surviving the leadership challenge. In a way, that would be good as labour could be led by someone else, but I dont think anyone else stands out at the moment. At the end of the day, politicians… Read more »
N0.5

A Pro Thatcher quote…not worth a comment.

Jon

I didnt agree with everything Mrs T did, but she had balls. The Faulklands proved that. If she had been labour she would have been the best PM this country ever had.

Mo

Labour’s response to this crisis has been hopeless. My family have been stuck in Egypt since Thursday with no word of advice about what to do to get home. All Gordon Brown cares about is Nick Clegg

No.5

Actually the governement paid £160 million towards a cost of £230 Million, the balance was paid by PFI..which I accept is far from wise. But a policy that will be continue and increased under a Tory Leader.

I agree Clegg and Brown in a Collaboration Government is becomeing my ideal

hazel wyld

Jesus! The blind leading the halt!!

Jon

No, Jesus wouldnt make a good PM. People would accuse him of hiding things behind his beard.

N0.5

If your idealis Cameron,then I pity you

islebeseeingyou
You honestly believe Mr Tax and Mr Tax it more are the right people? I can’t afford any more tax, pleased you can. Haven’t you taken on board what British Businessmen are saying, people who know about the economy not the likes of Brown who stands by what he learnt at his fathers knee. My dear old dad always told me to look after no.1, that’s what… Read more »
Jon
rather them than Cameron, who seems to have no idea how hes going to find the money apart from reducing services. We’ve all seen that on the Island. Big promises at the election, then a couple of years later big cuts when the tories realise they cant afford their promises. Nationally theyre promising cuts, so imagine how much worse those cuts will actually be. Brown is saying… Read more »
Don Smith

Forget Westminster – Whoever becomes PM it will not make one iota of difference to the man on the street.

Think what’s best for the IoW – Use your vote or you will not be able to moan.

I know who I’m voting for. and it’s for CHANGE.

Mr Justice

Sorry Jon, Labour are already spending 53% of GDP, it should be 35%. One in every four pounds is borrowed, we’re in a terrible mess, whoever wins cuts are essential to avoid becoming bankrupt. It a question of do you trust the man who ruined our finances or the people who handed over a near perfect economy in 1997? Only the Tories can fix Britain.

N0.5

Then don’t expect any services.

Britain pays less tax than loads of European countries and we moan the most.

You look after No.1…and when you can’t wonder why you ever voted Tory

Jon

A response to a volcano? what do you suggest Gordon Brown does to counter the most powerful force on earth? The navy is now being used to transport some people back to britain. I agree that maybe this should have been done sooner, but at least its being done now. And to be fair, it does take time to put advice and assets in place.