The toy town revolutionaries of the SSP in Renfrewshire recently acquired a new saviour; an all singing all dancing builder of barricades called Jimmy Kerr, a likeable muddle headed guy who first came to my notice when he wrote asking for my help to get his area community council back up and running, friendly and community minded socialist that I am I gave what help I could, despite my suspicion; after a couple of rambling phone calls and tortuous emails that he was not telling me everything. He managed to get himself appointed as secretary of the Community Council with the well known political activist Barr Crawford as chair, Jimmy however chaired the meetings, and I became more suspicious when he cut me off at a meeting after allowing the Lib. Dem. Councillor to speak, saying that “it was not a political meeting” this caused me to wonder if he was from the revolutionary wing of the Liberal Democrats, this would of course make a change from the SSP and the SNP uniting in Renfrewshire Council.
It took me several months to get Jimmy to admit to me that he was; as I already knew a member of the SS all of Jimmy’s pet projects which he brought to the community council were stamped SSP. He was about as subtle as a “rubber cosh” in no time at all Mr. Crawford was removed from the chair and alas Jimmy is now gone from his own little position of power as secretary. I received an email which I was copied into apologising for any offence that Jimmy might have caused me and others with emails he had sent recently, the email informed me that Jimmy had resigned, it seems that some people spotted that Jimmy was being overtly political and complained about him, as I said the subtlety thing. He replied to them by email hence the resignation. My advice to Jimmy is to consider if Che Guevara would have allowed such a thing to put him off; I think not.
A friend called me and told me about Jimmy’s revolutionary efforts on the blogosphere which I looked up; it seems that his outward pleasantness to me was not exactly 100% genuine, he wrote some unkind articles about me, on one occasion calling me Forrest Gump, irony is definitely not dead. Whatever else this socialist superman is he is certainly not short on ambition; among other things he intends to sort out is the regeneration of the West End of Paisley, Clean away all litter, stop the expansion of Glasgow Airport and prevent Tesco opening a superstore at Renfrew Road, I believe he intends to rest on the seventh day.
I do however sincerely hope that Jimmy realises that those who are exploiting him now will gladly work him into the ground, he is more genuine than the rest of the “Popular Front for the Liberation of Renfrewshire” or is it “The Renfrewshire Liberation Popular Front” put together, but that won’t save him.