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Bonkers Blog June 2016

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16 June (Part 1) - By not universally popular request

I was unpopular in some quarters for embellishing the blog banner with EU slogans, no one admitted to being upset when they were replaced by Labour’s St. Michael’s ward election leaflet but then there were adverse comments when UKIP’s leaflet was made available in its entirety.

Things were simpler when BiB sat on the fence.

The EU slogans were my idea but the party leaflets came out of conversations with representatives of those parties. I wouldn’t go as far as saying that either made a direct request but it seemed to be a natural progression from what was discussed.

The Conservative’s don’t ask for anything, not even that I shut up, they hand that job to the police, but contact is not entirely unknown. As one said to me the other day, the EU referendum can be a great unifying factor. Well not in his own party but that is not what he meant.

From that conversation came the idea, request, call it what you like, that BiB should carry some of Anna Firth’s short referendum videos that have been appearing on Twitter. If I could make Twitter’s embed code work I probably would have done.

The best I have been able to do is bring to BiB a YouTube video which was produced for German TV. It features Anna Firth who fought the Erith & Thamesmead seat for Parliament last year.

Anna is the founder of a group called Women for Britain which is stridently anti-EU and been making a noise all over the place. She ran an excellent General Election campaign in 2015 and lost badly. Even if history repeats itself she won’t be the most popular of ladies in No. 10.

Anna Firth on Twitter.


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