@grantshapps Thanks for the follow :-)

For a change some good news. Imagine my delight when I woke this morning and found that overnight Grant Shapps, chairman of the Conservative Party had followed me on Twitter.

(I deeply regret, Mr Shapps, that I have not returned the follow for the simple reason that I have reached my following limit.)

Yes, delighted indeed, because now I have the attention of the honourable gentleman, I can point out that the tacit support of this government to the ongoing massacre of Palestinians in Gaza by the Isreali armed forces brings shame on this country, and that I cannot possibly consider voting for any party that does not speak out against this crime and break all links with the government of the child killer Benjamin Netanyahu. I can also tell Mr Shapps that I am with George Monbiot in supporting a wealth tax — yes, a tax on Britain’s richest people.

This tax is a proposal of the Green Party, of which I am a proud member.

I am also able to tell Mr Shapps that the TTIP trade agreement between the EU and the US is one of the most vile and undemocratic piecss of legislation yet devised. It will, if enacted, be a direct kick in the balls of democracy, removing the right of ordinary people to live free of, for example, GM food, cigarettes and generally make informed decisions about how their government spends the money of taxpayers.

I can also let Mr Shapps know that health and wellbeing are not commodities and that he can keep his hands of the NHS.

I have many, many things to share, and those are only the ones that are top of my mind.

I look forward to a good Twitter chat with the good gentleman. @psipookian

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About chrispagefiction

Author of the novels Sanctioned, Weed, King of the Undies World, and The Underpants Tree; also the story collection Un-Tall Tales; editor, freelance writer and all that stuff. At heart he is a London person, but the rest of his body is a long-term exile in Osaka, Japan.
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