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News and Comment December 2019

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3 December - Reliably spiteful

TweetStill no election leaflets from the main parties. One from the Brexit Party two weeks or more ago and that’s it, however Councillor Philip Read reveals that there is at least a letter circulating from Abena Oppong-Asare but as yet I have no evidence that the Conservative General Election candidate has written anything at all.

Clicking on Councillor Read’s Tweet will reveal a very poor copy of Abena’s letter and you will need to be reading this on a big screen to have any chance of deciphering it. Using a direct link to might be a better bet.

The original criticism of the letter by @L_J_Hodson is not an unreasonable one; why is the name Corbyn or the word Brexit not mentioned in Erith & Thamesmead’s Labour literature but Philip Read says the whole letter is nonsense. He is entitled to that view but I think I would have used a different word; ‘unconvincing’ perhaps.

Read being Read goes on to criticise Abena’s record as a Councillor. It is true that she was one of the quieter ones earning only 17 mentions on Bonkers. If that is a measure of success as a Councillor I should mention that this blog takes Councillor Read’s score to over 900 so obviously it is not.

For the record here is a list of blogs in which the Councillor Oppong-Asare’s name cropped up. Judge for yourself whether or not Councillor Read is right. Were there ‘No Positive Ideas’?

6th June 2014 - 27th July 2014 - 10th October 2014 - 11th November 2014 - 9th March 2015 - 2nd April 2015 - 27th September 2015 - 7th November 2015 - 19th January 2016 - 15th April 2016 - 26th April 2016 - 25th October 2016 - 26th October 2016 - 4th May 2017 - 2nd September 2017 - 19th April 2018 - 22nd April 2018.


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