My excellent dentist has been rushed into hospital and Wednesday’s
appointment has been cancelled, a pity because I enjoy going to see him,
possibly because his political views are if anything a little to the right of mine.
I have been visiting him for more than 20 years so the conversation can be about more than just floss.
So Thamesmead loses, temporarily I hope, one first rate dentist but tomorrow a new one is due to set up shop here. Maybe I will warm to him too if he decides to stick around but I have my doubts that he will.
I am of course referring to the imposition by Conservative Central Office of a smart suited stranger on the Erith & Thamesmead constituency against the advice of all the leading lights within the local association.
If they are absolutely furious who would blame them? Will their door stepping be less than enthusiastic? One would expect so.
May I make a suggestion? Perhaps Councillors Philip Read and John Davey could manage to make a critical mistake on the nomination papers or fail to get them in by the cut off time of 4 p.m. next Thursday.
Then us northerners can let Teresa Pearce walk in virtually unopposed. Sounds good to me.