It’s been over 2 weeks since I last posted, I’ve been neglecting the blog a bit recently.
So what’s been happening in the last couple of weeks? Well, I went to the UKIP leadership hustings in Birmingham last week. I’m backing Nigel Farage for leader of course, he’s the best candidate by far. The second placed candidate, David Campbell Bannerman, is going down in my estimation every time he says or does something and I’m not the only one – I’ve had DCB supporters get in touch to tell me they’re switching allegiances since he got Farage pulled from BBC Question Time.
I’ve somehow found myself standing in for the Chairman of Brookside Improvement Group, my local residents’ group, while the Chairman recovers from illness.
The Campaign for an English Parliament’s new website is up and running. We’re still tinkering around the edges but it’s there or thereabouts. The latest feature to be added is a supporters mailing list.
There are a few hours left to take part in the competition over at Bloggers4UKIP. Nigel Farage will be judging the best post published on Bloggers4UKIP by close of play today (October 22nd) and the winner will receive a signed copy of his book, Fighting Bull. Anyone interested in taking part, use the contact form on Bloggers4UKIP.
David Wright has finally replied to me on the 500 RBS redundancies in Telford but fails to explain why he did nothing to stop the RBS policy of English Jobs for Scottish People when he was working in the British Treasury. I asked for a meeting between him and the CEP, he’s told me to speak to his secretary to find out details of his open surgeries. If he wants to play games, I’m happy to play along.
We’ve been doing the tour of the secondary schools again, #2 son is leaving primary school next year. Hopefully he’ll get his first choice because it’s going to be a logistical nightmare (not to mention, expensive) if he doesn’t.
Orange are still pissing me off. Unbelievably, a week after Three turned off their mast near my house resulting in me not being able to get a Three signal in my street, Orange did the same thing. It hasn’t affected signal strength all that much but the already overloaded network is now worse than ever – from Friday afternoon to Monday morning, Mrs Sane can’t make or receive calls or send and receive text messages and my Three phone won’t roam onto Orange for most of the weekend because Orange cut off roaming partners when they’re overloaded. It wouldn’t be so bad but I provide 24 hour cover for work every other week and for the second weekend in a row I’ve had to give my home phone number to work because the Orange mobile they’ve given me is useless. Orange are now refusing to accept – despite having already admitted to me, terminated my contract early and paid me a considerable amount of compensation for refusing to admit their fault for months – that there is a problem with their network!
It’s been a busy few weeks … in fact, it’s been a busy few months. I really must make an effort to blog more. If anyone knows a way of slotting an extra day in the week I’m all ears. Terry Pratchett has the right idea – I could get loads done on Octeday.