Jonathan Fryer

Writer, Lecturer, Broadcaster and Liberal Democrat Politician

It’s a Stick-up!

Posted by jonathanfryer on Sunday, 3rd May, 2009

I have spent an inordinate amount of time this Bank Holiday weekend at various London Liberal Democrat offices, church halls and community centres, from Hornsey and Wood Green to Richmond and beyond, via Camden, Islington and goodness knows how many other London boroughs, moving around on trains and tubes and buses, as the massive operation got underway to ensure that every household will get LibDem literature for the European elections on 4 June — or several pieces, in some cases. Lacking major trade union support or noteworthy big business donations, the party relies heavily on small donations and voluntary help from members and supporters, but it is great to see everyone pulling together (while Labour, bizarrely, is pulling itself apart). All the target (UK parliamentary) constituencies are getting very smart, multi-coloured leaflets, to which addressed labels merely have to be stuck. But sticking labels on hundreds of thousands of leaflets, and bundling them properly, takes a daunting number of people-hours!

This evening, I’ll be addressing Streatham LibDems at a pasta and politics, on Europe, of course. London has so much to gain by being placed at the a heart of Europe, as Britain as a whole should be. Tony Blair said he’d do it, but he flunked it. Gordon Brown never had the real will to do it, and now he has his drawbridge up, in his own personal battlements, seemingly out of touch with what the electorate wants, let alone what Britain in Europe needs.

Link: http://www.JonathanFryer4Europe.com

3 Responses to “It’s a Stick-up!”

  1. Jon I hope all this good and hard work pays off and we can see you in Europe very soon. As I blogged in the past its your commitment that gets me someone from the North West of England interested in your campaign.

    Will you write the blog when you are elected? Note I said “when” as its going to be on the 4th June hopefully!

  2. jonathanfryer said

    Many thanks, Irfan — and for your earlier blogpost.

    Yes, I intend to keep blogging beyond 4 June!

    Best wishes,

    Jonathan

  3. Hope to continue reading about the business in Brussels when you are elected!

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