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    Best. Political. Interview. Ever

    by Sunny on 11th June, 2009 at 4:28 am    

    I really wish all interviews with politicians were like this. Brilliant interview by Toby Foster on BBC Sheffield with the new mayor of Doncaster.
    via James Graham on Twitter)

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    1. Narinder Purba — on 11th June, 2009 at 9:34 am  

      The citizens of Doncaster are in for a treat. Well done Mr Foster.

    2. Mangles — on 11th June, 2009 at 10:04 am  

      Loved it. Not an iota of logic or understanding of how the system works. A manifesto based on lies.

      Stick the Nazi manifesto in the kaazi, I can recycle it there!

      Rab rakha.

    3. persephone — on 11th June, 2009 at 10:27 am  

      Great interview .. for Foster that is. I hope to see more of this with the BNP MEP’s.

      As to the Mayor - where do I start? He wanted to shelve what he called ‘controlling thought processes’ but went on to say he would stop the gay pride march because of not wanting to promote any type of sexuality - so no thought control there then…. Unbelievably he also talked about general job losses and one specific to the role of diversity officer which, from an employment law point of view, he should not be doing. In any other environment he would be taken to task - sacked even.

    4. Jai — on 11th June, 2009 at 11:13 am  

      Absolutely brilliant. Superb work by Toby Foster.

      This is exactly the kind of thing that needs to happen nationally in relation to the BNP’s senior members and their “ideas” (especially Nick Griffin).

    5. Jai — on 11th June, 2009 at 11:17 am  

      Absolutely brilliant. Superb work by Toby Foster — someone give that guy a medal.

      This is exactly the kind of thing that needs to happen nationally in relation to the BNP’s senior members and their “ideas” (especially Nick Griffin).

    6. A Councillor Writes — on 11th June, 2009 at 12:16 pm  

      Doncaster, the only competition for Stoke on Trent for car crash TV councils.

    7. The Common Humanist — on 11th June, 2009 at 1:01 pm  

      Afternoon All,
      After yesterdays Barnsley admission I can also add that my folks front garden wall is the boundary line between Barnsley and…..Donny!

      Donny is a car crash indeed - this is what red or blue fiefdoms breed - bad irresponsible politics that can bring about bad unforeseen outcomes - towit the witless new Mayor.

      There is nothing wrong with reducing translation services as long as you offer english lessons in return and have a clear phasing timetable (if memory serves - isn’t a London Borough doing similar) plus it is in the persons interest to learn english and I have no problem with footing that bill. Better for everyone.

      I love the bit where he hadn’t worked out that 8000+ gay people might be quite welcome in Donny, spending money in pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels.

      And the Diversity Officer section priceless - lose one or two LA officers…..watch the council tax tumble…….

      But in all seriousness, why run for office and have done not even the most basic of basic research……!

      Why not say ‘I will instigate a thorough review of all council services, resourcing and salary’s etc etc?? So not only did he laugh at Donny-ites by not doing any research but also hadn’t thought about how to put things across to the media or that there might be follow up questions! Utter tool!

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