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Ben Gummer, Tory Ipswich, Nudging and Edging.

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Kevin Algar: Ben Gummer’s Top Man.

The ‘Election Battle‘ for Ipswich is hotting up.

Ever so often Ben Gummer, Cabinet Minister for Ipswich, Editor Ipswich Star, Local Government Correspondent Ipswich Star, Mayor of Ipswich,  Shop-Steward (National Union of Private Debt  Managers, Canary Wharf), Producer, Channel Four News, Patron of Lady Lane Shrine, presents the Alternative View on Tendance Coatesy.

“As somebody who knows what it’s like to be denied media time, I’d like to thank Coatesy for the opportunity to ‘get the message’ out.

Your doing a great job chaps – and chappettes! –  even if you didn’t have my ‘privileged’ (dread word!) education in the Trivium and Quadrivium.

I care passionately about my town!

In my term of office I have:

  • Kept working class ‘council houses’ from polluting the beautiful meadows of Ravenswood – thanks Mr Pickles!
  • Constructed and funded scores of New Schools in Ipswich, and passed thousands of A levels and GCSE’s.
  • My betting and pound shop building programme has reduced Ipswich Unemployment by 50%.
  • Backed national ‘sanctioning’ ‘targets’ for so-called ‘claimants’ leading to a fourfold rise in their numbers.
  • With the Help of ATOS and (now) Maximus I have healed the lame and halt at the Shrine of Lady Lane.
  • Brought a halt to the restrictions of employee representation by supporting to an end to interfering union activity.
  • Dredged the Orwell and laid the foundation stone for a new Bridge between Ipswich and Harwich.

As East Anglia’s (and soon the Country’s?) Premier Blogger Kevin says,

“Hats off to Benjy! With you at the helm of Ipswich I’m proud to be standing as a Conservative Candidate in the May local elections!”


6 Responses

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  1. So thats where Viz’s Mr Logic got to

    Boleyn Ali

    March 13, 2015 at 1:58 pm

  2. Kev is the Brain of Ipswich Tory Party – yes that all rings true!

    Andrew Coates

    March 13, 2015 at 6:47 pm

  3. Thank you for posting a particularly good picture of me in your bollocks filled post.

    Kevin Algar

    March 13, 2015 at 8:35 pm

  4. What is displayed BTL is crude dehumanisation and not funny even by Viz’ usual standards.

    But what is written about ATL is depressing beyond words. Without places like Ipswich, Labour probably don’t have a chance, especially with the SNP advance as it is.

    It’s been close enough often enough in the past (try 1970 for an extreme example – although Labour’s policy on radio was crucial back then, and that is probably their single biggest 180-degree turn of all).


    March 13, 2015 at 9:58 pm

  5. No doubt as opposed to this Viz picture:

    Andrew Coates

    March 14, 2015 at 5:06 pm

  6. […] Ping! […]

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