Tuesday, 28 October 2008

MICK WILLIAMS, CONVEYNOR DEMOCRACY 4 STOKE.

Recent winner of the Labour Party National Merit award, who challenged an ageism case against the Mayor, Speaks here:
1. D4S has fought for 6 years to get Friday's result - this is due to commitment to a principle [democracy] and an unwillingness to meekly accept the government's two-faced statements. For example the recent White Paper "Communities in Control" promises citizens power but only on the government's terms. It also 'supports and promotes' the concept of an elected mayor and says that once this option is chosen there can be no going back.However, if this is rejected, they will change the rules on how soon you can have another referendum !

2. The referendum result clearly expressed the views of the people but this will be ignored by the government - shown clearly by the appointees to the 'transitional board'. These include several 'faith' group representatives and one of these (Lloyd Cooke) says that he was approached over two months ago to serve. This means that 'plan B' was in existence before the decision to have a referendum was made - clearly showing that Minister John Healey had already made up his mind prior to the outcome. [On a personal basis I am apprehensive about the involvement of 'faith' interests - noting that their involvement in Northern Ireland resulted in a fractured society and an impossible political stalemate. Many other examples come to mind.]

3. D4S have been deluged with enquiries about 'where we go from here' and I have had to defer response to explain that we waited until the people had spoken before making any concrete plans. One thing is certain: our forward march of democracy will not rely on any shady power-sharing deals but will be driven by commonly agreed principles and will encompass ordinary people making informed and rational decisions.

4. Our meetings (next one on 29/10/08) are open and democratic and attended by people of most local political parties but dominated by none - we even rotate the chair to ensure this happenns. Further details a pleasure from:

Mick Williams,
Joint Convenor, democracy4stoke.

12 comments:

brooneyes said...

Healy's forced this gang of lefty
losers on the council and people of Stoke-on-Trent in order to try and disrupt the run of successes the BNP have had in recent years.
Unelected but selected by a Labour
minister who couldn't organise a gangbang in a brothel, it has included in it some sparkling quality, names like Julie Grant(who?), David Carr(who?), the
spectacularly atrocious Christine King, who's educational specialty
is the Third Reich!!!, and the
spectacularly named Sheikh Muhammad
Hanif Haqqani Kareemi!!! A good old fashioned English name, that one!
What the hell these people have to do wih this city is anyones guess, ours is that they are here to make life as difficult as possible for the BNP, and the addition of Clarke, King, and Mike bloody Tappin, only reinforce our beliefs. This board has been forced on us, no choice, no say in who sits on it, and no clear definition of what its duties and responsibilities are. We say they should do what Meredith should do,
pack up and bugger off!

Anonymous said...

could the formation of this 'board' be legally challenged..a government appointed group with a party political bias to 'pressure' the democratically elected representatives..constitutionally its seems questionable

Albino said...

Hi Craig would you like to come skinny dipping with me and my lady wife Ellie?

Anonymous said...

It looks like the BNP do not know that Julie Grant and David Carr are business people in the City. Mind you if you spend most of your life on the dole, you do not want to have anything to do with work...bring back mass unemployment..the bnp policy

brooneyes said...

Tony, it's about time you stopped tossers like anonymous from posting. Make anyone who wants to post register, that way yellow bellied scum like him won't be able to hide behind this anonymity for the purposes of crap like he posts.

Big John said...

Tut, tut, winging YET AGAIN, Craig.
Play another record, it's getting tired!

warren said...

Craig, being BNP to the very core fella, I would have thought you surported fully the use of freespeech, becouse Nick Griffen( I could call him something rude, but thats not me) keeps banging on about it, or is that only when it sutes the BNP. Anyway how was your little swim with Alby and Ellie, cold in this weather I bet. Before you start, let me tell you I come on as myself, always, no Anonymous or other name and I'm no yellow belly. Reading your first post, I will give my backing to you in one thing you say, Meredith sould be gone now, and not in ruddy May. I ask you in how meny jobs would you get sacked and then have the right to turn round and say 'ok, I'll go in six months if thats alright by you' and get away with it.

Big John said...

I see where your coming from, Warren, but Mark Meredith was democratically elected on a 5 year tenure.
It's only right he should be able to see out the full term.

warren said...

Big John, no dude, he's been sacked, he sould go now. Just becouse he makes his liveing in the policacal world makes him no differant from me or you if we underpoformed.

brooneyes said...

I get peed off Warren when spineless ferret turds like
anonymous snipe from the cover of anonymity. It's very cowardly behaviour, not even having the guts or gumption to stand by what he's saying. I guarantee you this git was the kind of kid that made a noise in the classroom and then pointed his finger at you!
No balls, no backbone.

warren said...

Point taken, Craig, but dont let them get to you, if they can not give a name they count for nowt.

T Cope said...

Mick Williams is just another far left Stalinist traitor.
Oh, for the day when such filth will be tried for treason!