Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Vote Tory and get the BNP?

Last April I posted about Luke Mackenzie, a Tory candidate who was standing in the British National Party (BNP) target ward of Basildon in Essex. Mr Mackenzie had been accused of peddling scare stories by suggesting that people who wanted to stop asylum-seekers being given council houses should vote Conservative. The Times reported that Mr Mackenzie's future as a Conservative candidate was 'hanging in the balance.'

Guess what? Luke is standing for the Tories in this year's election - this time for the neighbouring ward of Vange. Here are a few of Mr Mackenzie's thoughts and observations (taken directly from his website):

Luke on Crime: 'Ever heard of the saying cut off the head and the body will die. Try the hand instead.'

Luke on the NHS: 'The NHS has the money it needs, but it's mis-spent. Targets should be scrapped and the money saved from administration costs, that come with the targets should be spent on Doctors, Nurses, hygiene etc.' Does anyone understand this? Does it make any sense?

Luke on housing: 'Local council housing for local people, not asylum seekers.'

The fact is that Luke is still a candidate for the Tories and he is still (if his website is anything to go by) peddling scare stories by suggesting that people who wanted to stop asylum-seekers being given council houses should vote Conservative.

Perhaps it is a case of vote Tory and get the BNP?

1 comment:

wonkotsane said...

Luke on the NHS: 'The NHS has the money it needs, but it's mis-spent. Targets should be scrapped and the money saved from administration costs, that come with the targets should be spent on Doctors, Nurses, hygiene etc.' Does anyone understand this? Does it make any sense?

Makes perfect sense if you ignore the punctuation - the NHS isn't underfunded, it's just so bogged down with targets from a shitty government that has no concept whatsoever of how a hospital should be run that they're spending money that could be used treating patients on employing managers and consultants to manipulate targets so that they don't get their budget cut the next year.