Monday, April 02, 2007
A very interesting report has appeared on the BBC politics website about the local political scene so far as older voters are concerned this afternoon:
Quite why the Beeb decided to investigate the concerns of the grey vote down our way is a bit of a mystery but the attention is welcome nonetheless.
And they have learned what we here all know. Older voters here are fed up with rising bills and falling pensions.
They are sick and tired of being intimidated on the streets at night and they are appalled at a society that seems to glory in the removal of freedoms and liberties many of them fought with their lives to preserve.
They are totally fed up with crushing political correctness and European inflicted legislation mucking up our common-sense approach to law and order.
To be fair to the BBC they seemed pretty unimpressed with most of the political parties potential solutions (or perhaps lack of solutions) to their concerns; although the consensus seemed to be that the Conservatives would provide their best hope.
It might be slightly ungentlemanly of me to point out that the BBC couldn't find anyone still planning to vote Lib dem at the next election, but it was an interesting fact nonetheless.