Monday, June 30, 2008

Peter Tatchell and the case for local candidates

After writing my posting "A local candidate for local people" I remembered a story about Peter Tactchell and the Bermondsey by-election.

Tatchell's favourite spiel on the doorstep was:
"Hello, my name is Peter Tatchell and I am standing for Labour. I am a bit of a rebel, but you can trust me because I am from round here."
All went well until he met one old lady, who replied:
"Oh sorry, dear, no. I wouldn't trust anyone from round here."

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