Let me see you vote for your MP or your Councillor. He or she could be New Labour – Conservative-Liberal– BNP– Independent what ever. So there is a vote how should he or she cast that vote.
- Party Lines? You are whipped into a view even though you disagree? most major parties work this way. Even in council the cabinet speaks and the rest just nod.
- You argue just for the sake of it, even though you no there is no chance of you view being listened to or taken into account.
- You just like the sound of your own voice so you speak any way.
Or you sit back listen to the alternatives, and vote to secure the best deal for your City or ward?
It always amazes me when i get some cretin saying if you are in the opposition you oppose, what if the point being put forward is sound and workable. What happens if it’s the best deal on the table?
I for one have never been afraid to voice my views, unlike some people i have witnessed who never utter a word just follow like sheep. But if i feel it’s the right decision for the people i represent i will take it.
Unlike one group of individuals that seem hell bent on having a moan but forget to offer any real answers to the problems. Like they say it’s easy in opposition but running the shop is a totally new ball game.
Our committee was presented with an emergency motion this evening:
“SUPPORT THE SALFORD STAR”
Membership calls on the Youth Council Committee to:
1. Condemn the decision by the Budget Sub-Group of the East Salford Community Committee to turn down the funding application made by the Salford Star.
2. Boycott the city council’s “Life IN Salford” publication and no longer provide content to them via the youth service run youth local forums on the following grounds:
a. Unfairly biased in favour of the city council’s executive department and does not provide any form of representative outlet for local people to express their views on the services provided to them.
b. Produced at an obscenely high cost – which is passed on to the public at the expense of other public services which are currently being cut by the city council – including Children’s Services.
3. Petition local councillors in our respective wards to overturn the decision by the East Salford Community Committee.
4. Agree to support the continued work of the Salford Star by whatever means necessary.
This motion was PASSED unanimously.
In response Rachel Cavendish (Co-Chair of the Salford Youth Council committee) commented:
“The denial of such a minuscule sum of critical funding designated for independent community projects like the star has clearly been influenced by those who wish to censor freedom of speech. There are elected and unelected officials who represent the people of Salford who simply to do not wish the public to hear the truth about how the their local authority is failing them. It is crucial young people stand up to this type of censorship and are made aware of the actions of the city council. This is a disgrace.”
Take a look on Cllr Warmishams Blog to understand the Picture,
The Grey vote is it me, or when you read the Tory blogs do they seem like their getting desperate. Just because your hair is grey you still have a brain and vote for who you think will serve you the best.i get the feeling that some politicians think that after you reach 65 you can’t think for your self.