Out of FOCUS 3: fantasia on a theme by Pinocchio
The latest fantasy to emanate from the ‘Surbiton Hill ‘Focus’ team’ (founded 2010) apparently lays out how these three invisible persons have ‘a record of achievement’ for the people of Surbiton Hill stretching back years. Yet as far as anyone I know can tell, one of them has yet to set foot in the Ward or knock on a door.
This is standard Lib Dem nonsense, which has brought them dividends over the years because some people are gullible enough to believe it. The architect of this is undoubtedy the ‘Team’s’ agent, a former Councillor (for Grove Ward I think) and Leader of the Council, no less. No, not Derek Osbourne. And he gets it from the Liberal Democrat campaign document, ‘Effective Opposition’, produced by the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors.
On page 21 it says:
“Be wicked, act shamelessly, stir endlessly.“
On page 23, it says:
“Don’t be afraid to exaggerate. For example, responses to surveys and petitions are always ‘massive’. If a council is doing something badly public expressions are always of ‘outrage’.”
And on page 4, it states:
“Positive campaigning will NOT be enough to win control of the council.”
On page 6, it says that “you can secure support from voters who normally vote Tory by being effectively anti-Labour and similarly in a Tory area secure Labour votes by being anti-Tory.“
There’s lots more where that came from.
What about truth, responsibility or the welfare of the citizen? What indeed?
Readers of this site can judge our actions and our words over the last four years. It’s all here back to November 2006. You will look in vain for any comparable ‘record’ from the Fantasia Team. Why? Because they’ve made it all up!
If you vote Lib Dem, this is what you’re voting for – they say so themselves!
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