Mr Perrin’s Blog: Mockingbirds, Popinjays and Cllr Halden

Peter Perrin

Mr. Perrin’s blog: “A Word in Your Ear”.

THE Editor of “Your Thurrock” wrote an article asking “Is it time for a gentler, kinder form of politics in Thurrock? He was prompted to do so in response to a “tweet” by Cllr James Halden regarding Cllr John Kent’s opposition to the closure of Orsettt Hospital and the NHS proposed plans for future NHS services in Thurrock.

Cllr.Halden “tweeted”; “Can John Kent, (out of work printer – not a medical expert), explain why he keeps telling the NHS they are wrong about the change being good and why he keeps calling them liars over keeping and improving the services in Thurrock? Seems the party of the NHS keeps attacking them”.

The fact that Cllr Halden felt it necessary to highlight that Cllr John Kent was “out of work” is nothing more than a cheap jibe and speaks volumes about his attitude to the unemployed. Mr. Kent, like many thousands of others, was made redundant, possibly as a result of the “austerity” measures imposed by a Conservative Government, which Cllr Halden enthusiastically supported. Maybe Cllr Halden, having publicly divulged Cllr John Kent”s employment status, would be prepared to declare his own.

Cllr. Halden is a mocker who delights in spitefully mocking those he considers his inferior, such as the unemployed, the working class and members of trades Unions. During his eight years as a Councillor he has morphed into both mockingbird and popinjay.

Cllr Halden would do well to recall that in 2015 he just scraped in with a single figure majority and should take heed that mockingbirds tend to meet with untimely ends.

Note to the Editor: Judging by subsequent “tweets” by Cllr Halden about Cllr John Kent, the answer to your question is apparently NO.

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