It’s always fun/wildly infuriating getting literature from opposition parties, the lack of an instant right to reply means they can wind you up disproportionately to the influence they have over the electorate.
I just got Philip Davies’ latest missive through my letterbox today and I noticed something quite interesting about it.
The main section is not surprisingly about expenses, and fair enough he points out he voluntarily submitted his expenses to the T&A and invited them to his flat in Lambeth, yadda yadda yadda.
Still, he did claim £300 a month for food so I’d hardly say he’s squeaky clean. I budget for £80 a month on food in Shipley – London’s not that much more expensive!
No, the most surprising bit is the fact that he doesn’t mention at all his support for the Minimum Wage Opt-Out Bill, against which we’ve been campaigning for the past few months.
The reason I’m so surprised he’s not mentioned it is that in all his responses and articles he insists he just wants to debate the matters surrounding it. Insisting that the Minimum Wage is holding people with disabilities back from getting a job and so on.
Yet when he gets the chance to send out a leaflet to the entire constituency, he doesn’t even mention it!
Why do you think that might be?