Grantham Journal column: ‘Show us your mettle’ says Peter Clawson

Peter Clawson.
Peter Clawson.
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Here’s a pretty state of politics!

Iain Duncan Smith has quit his hatchet job as work and pensions secretary over dastardly disabled cuts!

Wouldn’t it be great if others in the ‘all-in-it-together’ brigade showed enough integrity to do the same? MPs like our own Nick Boles, whose caring and sharing attitude has always been at the core of what local supporters voted for.

Many rumbles are going on in the background of this government’s callous treatment of those less fortunate than themselves, but detractors haven’t dared to take such action before.

Ever since the demise of Maggie Thatcher, Grantham has slipped further and further back into the political mire of obscurity.

What a beacon of hope it would be for both Nick Boles and the town he represents if he grasped the nettle as it were and broke another link in the Tory chain of dictatorship.

Not since our most generally cherished MP of all, ‘honest’ Joe Godber, has the town deserved the respect which would be showered upon it for doing what the English like best and sticking up for downtrodden members of society instead of simply pandering to the most powerful.

Grantham would be great again, just as everyone wishes, not simply being infamous as the ‘Rotten Borough, most boring town in the world and birthplace of.....well, let’s just say the country’s first female prime minister’.

No more ‘I’m all right Jack!’ and ‘What’s mine’s me own!’ jibes, because beneath its feudalistic right-wing crust, I really do believe there beats a heart of gold.

So come on Nick! Show us your real “Champion of the People’ side, become our own Robin Hood and show the uncaring Westminster political ideologists what you’re made of

I, for one, have every confidence in you!