Hunter's day in Haringey

Hunter had a lovely day yesterday in Haringey. I started off my hosting a coffee morning for the White Hart Lane branch of Tottenham Conservatives. We raised £70 - and, as they say, every little helps...

In the afternoon I attended a fete at St. Benet Fink's church and bought a wonderful glass fruit bowl and some Christmas cards, sold in aid of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. As soon as Hunter arrived home, the phone started ringing: it was Ada, one of my members, to say that I had won the main raffle prize - a gigantic M&S hamper!

Then went off to Wood Green for a World Aids Day event outside the library (which, incidentally, does not look like a “bomb shelter” as the local Lib Dem councillor has claimed). There was some music played, a few speeches and a very moving poem from an African lady on living with Hiv. Balloons were released into the air and red ribbons given out to highlight the growing global problem. Our Mayor, Cllr. Sheik Thomson, is a very decent chap, if a little eccentric. He gave a speech which I though was never going to end, but I could listen to him for ages. He could give presidents Chavez and Castro, who make weekly three-hour TV addresses, a run for their money. A buffet and drinks reception was held at the Winkfield Centre, where local people affected by HIV/Aids can drop in for help, advice and to meet people in the same boat.

One of the organisers, Jude, thanked everyone for attending and said he was disappointed that MP David Lammy hadn't bothered to reply to their invitation to attend, let alone show up (Lynne Featherstone, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, later told me later, privately, that she had lost count of the number of times that Lammy had failed to acknowledge or attend invites from local groups). Hunter has utter contempt for Lammy. He's possibly the worst constituency MP anywhere in Britain. He should quit, be de-selected or sacked by the electorate.

Met Lynne Featherstone! Although we had exchanged eye contact in the past, we had never actually spoken to each other. She looked absolutely stunning and ten years younger from when I last saw her. Ah, the wonders of Botox! She was actually quite charming and spoke well by talking about her recent experiences in South Africa, where she met people living with HIV/Aids in her capacity as Lib Dem spokeswomen on International Development. We must have chatted for about twenty minutes and, although she's not my MP, I alerted her to some borough-wide issues/concerns which she has promised to investigate. She appears to be a good egg - when not under the influence of the Humourless Bitch or the Prince of Darkness, Neil Williams and Mark Pack respectively.

Lynne enquired if it was true that I once applied to join the Lib Dems. Yes, I said, it's true. Hunter was - and remains - a liberal. It's just happens the Conservative Party is far more liberal than the Lib Dems, who will ban things at the drop of a hat if they are personally opposed to them. Told her, incidentally, that we Conservative aren’t scared of "Calamity Clegg" which, strangely, brought a smile to her little cherubic face.

Dashed back home to prepare dinner for a few friends, popped out for a quick pint at Catch22 and was in bed by midnight.


Suz said...

How is it that the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children has a load of men championing the cause and making all the noise.

They have no justifiable rights to even speak on the matter. They don't give birth and have no knowledge of the effect it has on a women's life. They have no rights to tell a women what she must do with her body. They have no right to tell a women she shouldn't have an abortion if a pregnancy is not wanted.

David Allen said...

"we exchanged eye contact"!
"she looked absolutely stunning"!
"her cherubic face"!
Sounds like you have become one of Lynne's 'fawning courtiers' whom you have always professed to despise!

Lynne and Justin
Sittin in a tree

Pass the sickbag, Alice!

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

Suz, what utter tripe! Given the tone oyour rant, I can't be bothered to respond to you.

Anonymous said...

Justin for MP in Totters...