Tories' 'local action' - let's go to printers in Bristol(May 17, 2009)
CONSERVATIVES have just started to deliver their main election leaflet promising LOCAL action, LOCAL issues - but how about LOCAL PRINTING.
The page making for the publication was carried out in Salisbury while the Tories went off to a printing firm at Bedminster Down in Bristol for what must have been a very large print job.
“It was good of the Tories to go to a staunch Labour area to give them the work,” said Steve Dancey.
“Bedminster Down is at the heart of the Bristol South constituency which was the only seat in southern England to stay loyal to the Labour Party in the election of 1983.
“Wouldn’t it have been better to have given the work to a Wiltshire company?”
As for the content, it talks about the ‘Green Belt’ - more Conservative ignorance as there is no designated green belt in the Warminster area.
‘Green Belt’ is a concept used around large cities to protect surrounding areas from development.
There is green belt around London and some in the Bradford-on-Avon area to protect it from encroachment by Bath.
Bradford-on-Avon is no longer in our constituency.
*The actual leaflet is a real dog’s breakfast and looks as if the designer jumped into the colour palette box before getting under way. There is text in no less than seven different colours!!!!!