The yellow peril of politics

Published: 17 Mar 2010 16:005 comments

IT WOULD turn enough heads under the sea, but this yellow submarine has been dropping jaws all over west Reading.

Howard Thomas and his party's Yellow Submarine

Howard Thomas and his party's Yellow Submarine

Common Sense Party campaigner Howard Thomas, a well-known critic of Reading Borough Council and a candidate in Kentwood ward, has thrown his hat into the ring for Parliament and will fight the next election in Reading West from the seat of his Yellow Submarine.

Mr Thomas, a metalworker from Stone Street, said: "There are an awful lot of people out there peed off with politics full stop. But we do listen to what people are saying. We're not the same as the others."

He and other party members built the Yellow Submarine themselves, but will also still use their old campaigning vehicle, a submarine-shaped boat which they have sailed down the Thames many times, including to the Henley Regatta last year - towing a duck house in protest at the expenses scandal.

He urged more people to come forward to stand for the party in other Reading wards. Its policies include abolishing council tax, legalising euthanasia, renegotiating our relationship with the EU, stricter immigration quotas and building more council housing. In Reading it campaigns mostly on traffic and transport issues.

Mr Thomas, who has lived in Reading for more than 30 years, said: "People blame the council for the traffic and they are right to. They make things worse! We opposed the one-way IDR from the start and are keeping a close eye on the council's current transport plans."

Visit: www.commonsenseparty.org.uk

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  • Mischievous
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    Mar 18, 11:01
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    Watch out Commonsense is coming to the town. What a breath of fresh air. Politics has ponged for far too long.

    Here is the question - if a new party can stand up and present real policy for the town - why is it that the main parties have to resort to waffle and spin?

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  • Bobby
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    Mar 18, 23:35
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    Blimey, that's Uncle Albert off Fools and Horses. What's he doing meddling in politics?

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  • Howard Thomas
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    Mar 19, 19:08
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    Wrong Bobby....I don't remember the war !!!

    You must be thinking of someone else.

    As for "meddling in politics", perhaps you are one of the very small number of people who are guenuinely happy with our current crop of politicians who ignore public opinion.The CommonSense Party will 'meddle' all we like ,whether you want us to or not.

    The difference between us and the main parties is that we are not in it for the money and we seek only to represent public opinion on all topics ........from immigration, the EU ,fair taxation, NHS ............Oh, and in Reading we oppose the council created congestion and their wish to impose congestion charging.

    Is that enough to be going on with?

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  • Bobby
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    Mar 19, 23:49
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    Don't forget 'No Income Tax, No VAT'.

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  • Howard Thomas
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    Mar 20, 02:04
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    Don't forget....next year we'll be millionaires, bye for now Rodders

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