OLD MOLE’S ELECTION DIARY
Old Moley is feeling rather shocked.
On Saturday morning there was a major political demo in Ramsgate, with anti-UKIP forces of around 100 people taking a leisurely breakfast outside UKIP’s office.
Nigel Farage’s had called for volunteers from outside the area to help him in his faltering campaign. The Thanet Stand Up To UKIP group had decided to show that they want neither Farage nor his volunteers here.
The world’s press turned out to cover it. Radio, TV and print journalists from too many countries to count.
But suddenly it struck me that among the serried ranks of these marvellous multilingual hacks, there not one member of our Great Local Press on hand to cover it. Not the local newspapers, not the local radio, not the local TV – none of them How strange! Were they all off doing their Saturday shop?