Saturday, 1 August 2009
CONSERVATIVES OPPOSE BLOGGING REGULATION
Last week I wrote about the proposed regulation by Conservative controlled Thanet Council of councillor's blogs. Pictured is John Ward a former Conservative councillor in Medway. He blogged about his opposition to this unnecessary regulation. Today the main Conservative grassroots website Conservative Home has written about the proposed regulation. Writer Cllr Harry Phibbs from Hammersmith and Fulham opposes regulation.
Go through the comments and there are overwhelmingly Conservatives opposing Thanet Council's proposal. Here's a list of Conservative councillors opposing extra regulation:
Cllr. Stephen Ellis Cabinet Member Staffordshire Moorlands (that's the Council that successfully broadcasts Council meetings unlike Thanet, I've quoted him previously)
Former councillor Steve Foley.
Cllr. Liam Maxwell - Windsor and Maidenhead
Cllr. Steve Tierney - Cambridgeshire County Council
Cllr. Matt Dean - Southampton Council
and there's well known Labour blogger Cllr. Bob Piper too!
All Thanet Labour councillors are opposed to extra regulation. That leaves just Thanet Conservative Cllr. Simon Moores publicly supporting this proposal.
As commenter on the Conservative Home piece David Galea says
"Some people just don't get the net."
Another comment on Conservative Home from Woolfie:
"I attended a meeting with Roger Gale a couple of months ago. Who told him what the internet was, as when I met him he didn't have a clue. It's people like him that makes me never want to vote Tory."