Sunday, March 19, 2006

To misquote Jim Callaghan - Chris ? What Chris?

I see that Chris Ward is stressing that he is not the Chris Ward who is a Gay Porn Director .

I do understand . Top search in Google for my name gives Sexy leather bikinis designed and modelled by Chris Black. - and it isn't anything to do with me...

Monday, March 13, 2006

A period of silence

This blog's gone a bit quiet recently ... I don't think I'm going to be posting very much in the next 6 weeks at all, because there's a certain event on the first Thursday in May that I'm rather busy with at the moment... ! In due course you'll be able to find out more from our local website.

So good luck to everyone else taking part in similar activities... !

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Seeking the Defectors

So where are all these Lib Dem Defectors to the Conservatives? I know they are trying to poach us - in my first 261 months as a councillor nobody asked me to switch sides, but I've now I've been given two opportunities in the 262nd.

All political parties have a few discontented souls in the council chambers of the land (and sometimes they have reasons for being discontented). I suspect that Cameron is saving up half a dozen defectors for a press conference at the start of the local election campaign. If he can't even do that, he's really doing poorly.

If it does happen, I suggest that our spokesman pinches an old comment from a New Zealand Prime Minister talking about emigrants to Australia. He should say "Their defection improves the average ability of both parties".

What's in a name?

Well, I felt a bit deflated after hearing the leadership election result - actually, rather more deflated than I expected, because rationally I know that all three candidates could do a good job. Maybe it's an inbuilt reaction I experience whenever a candidate I support loses...

Having said all that, Ming seems to have made a decent start. I heard him three times on the radio on Friday, and thought he was in good form.

Driving around after hearing him for a third time, I had a curious thought. My father, who was a sports fanatic (couldn't get married at the weekend because he would miss a Southend United reserve game) chose the name Christopher Ian Black for me after Chris Chataway the runner, and Ian Black, who I believe was a Scottish swimmer.

If instead of being born in 1958, I'd been born a few years later, what possible sporting forename might he have picked for me?
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