The Lib. Dems. have been showing their colours, two of their councillors in Burnley supported a BNP candidate for a post on a regeneration project, there's not much to add is there, the cuddly Lib. Dems. eh.
SELECTIONS - Are complete and Labour have candidates in place for the council and Holyrood elections in May, including me, we have a a lot to be proud of and a lot still to do, Ren. Council has, under Labour built new schools and social work facilities for the elderly and those with learning difficulties as well as increasing the numbers of foster carers. We have made great progress on environmental issues and crime prevention, if elected we will continue to deliver on our promises and commitments, I confidently ask for therefore for your vote.
TRIDENT - I attended a meeting in the Methodist Halls in Paisley which was addressed by Buce Kent of CND, he spoke eloquently about the future of our own and other societies around the world and our relationships with nuclear arms and those who have them.
Why are some countries allowed these weapons and others not ? some very simple questions are sometimes the hardest to answer aren't they and, this one is a cracker. The response we hear often is that some countries and some leaders are unstable and dangerous and therefore are not suitable to have such weapons, this is of course the 'western' response, let's take a step back.
Along with a great many others I do not regard President Bush as a suitable person to be anywhere near any combustible materials let alone nuclear weapons, but he is. Unstable countries ? Iran ? North Korea ? how about the most volatile, aggressive, provocative place on the planet, Israel, if there is to be a major confrontation involving huge war machines and nuclear weapons my money is on it starting with Israel, yet, they don't get treated like the others mentioned. I believe that anyone who thinks that there are more dangerous states in the world than Israel has not been paying attention.
Trident is not a defence, it's a provocation, the cost £100, BN. would more than protect jobs and last but not least, it's evil and immoral, our efforts should be concentrated on international talks through the UN to get rid of such weapons from every corner of the globe with no exceptions, none.