youngian wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:16 am
Godsiff has popped up on the Haddock thread a few times. Don't know if he's a Brexiter now but its a safe assumption to guess he is.
He is. But in the classic Godsiff style, he equivocates and triangulates in order to try and appease the majority of his constituents, who voted around 75% Remain, and keep hold of his sinecure (his 2017 majority was a remarkable 24000 (IIRC).
What you need to remember about Roger is that he is an old GMB fixer, who first deployed these skills in engineering his succession to Denis Howell, and has comfortably sailed his way through trigger ballots ever since. In that respect he is like the proverbial cockroach.
I can remember that virtually my entire branch leaflet delivery network refused to deliver his "Lib Dem paedo" leaflet, which was all his own work.
Latterly, he really does seem to be losing his grip. A special all members meeting at which he was required to explain his curious voting patterns in the first "meaningful vote" Brexit debate, saw him give bizarre and contradictory reasoning for his various votes, and his support for these frankly homophobic protests at Anderton Park has enraged members, particularly in the less BAME dominated parts of the constituency.
Moves are almost certainly afoot to try to ensure that he does not sail through another trigger ballot, although he will have secured his muslim base vote and a lot of the affiliated organisations.