Only yesterday the Waverley Web urged our politicians to: “play nicely.” You can read our post below. Ah well, that little bit of advice – didn’t last as long as a Magnum. We have put the snow effect on as the atmosphere is becoming decidedly chilly!
So what happened next you may ask? The Godalming hustings took place – mainly, as you would expect for residents of Godalming and the surrounding area, but was ambushed by ‘a bunch of hyenas’ – as one new Godalming residents described the Tory contingent. Do we smell panic in the Tory ranks?
So who crammed themselves into the front row so they could have a go at the Lib Dems and Labour, no prizes for guessing?
The usual toxic group led by Julia Potts (who was forced to land like a Spring cuckoo and throw her deputy Ged Hall out of the nest, because her Farnham seat in the May polls was doomed.) Is it a bird? Is it a bee? No, it’s Potty parachuting into Tilford.
Denise Le Gal – who was well and truly routed from her Farnham sinecure and who seems to retain an almost unique ability to re-write history. Her penultimate appearance as mayor of Waverley was of-the-never-to-be forgotten-variety as she referred to Tories who never turned up, were paid, and thrown out of the council as – “CHINOS’ ‘Councillors here In Name Only’ – and actually thought it was funny.
Peter Martin – who thankfully at times still manages to behave like a gentleman – Judith & Chris Storey – attending their second husting in the hope they can slay the dragon and give both opposition candidates a damn good drubbing, but failed, miserably and Anne Gray who failed in May, and David Hunter who is still smarting from being ousted. Payback time had truly arrived! And, they all looked as happy as pigs in the proverbial.
Obviously too busy playing keyboard warrior on Facebook to attend, good old Aunty Elsie, aka Jenny Else made up for her absence by firing up her keyboard from the depths of Elstead in a bid to take aim at Follows and fire up the voting fodder.
Do these TTwits honestly believe that they will win votes and influence people by their disgraceful behaviour- obviously, both ours and others’ comments about toxicity in politics was lost on all of them?
Here’s just a small sample of what the public thought.
Said Paul Follows after the meeting.
How very sad, that Cllr Else is so insensitive, that she cannot even recognise how rude she, and everyone was to Farnham Residents Cllr Jerry Hyman when he arrived at Planet Waverley?
As for Paul Follows, he was a pariah from the moment he stepped onto the Waverley stage and was treated as such? The fear in the whites of their eyes was palpable among Tory-controlled Waverley when it was joined by a young, professional extremely bright, intelligent and personable young man sitting among a bunch of has-beens, so far past their sell-by date, some can no longer even speak succinctly. Why? Because not only in opposition did he ask questions, he expected answers, just like so many of the rest us Waverley residents who have been ignored by the TT’s for years.
Be careful, be very careful who you throw stones at Cllr Else. -Ye who we are told by a retired officer presided over an absolute DISAAASTER as Craig Greville Horwood would describe your efforts on a Cultural Strategy that wasted thousands of pounds of taxpayers money and had us all laughing in the corridors at Waverley Towers. The very same councillor who, we are told, has done more to damage the services to the elderly in Waverley than anyone else has managed in its history.
So…you no longer even recognise when you are being rude, mean and spiteful to a young man? Now that really is a worry, Aunty! What a shame you cannot emulate the civilised and gentlemanly behaviour of your husband in the council chamber. Don’t you see how damaging your attitude is when the public is watching the webcast? Thankfully, other Tories – including Kevin Deanus, Stephen Mulliner and Liz Townsend and others did not leave their manners behind in the members’ cloakroom. OOps! we forgot – LT has become an Independent!