Jamie Janes of the 1st Battalion The Grenadier Guards
Jacqui Janes is the woman we need in Parliament.
Whichever party has the wit to sign her up as Parliamentary candidate, I vow I will be back in England campaigning for her. I care less which party it is. Tribal politics have served us badly – what we need is people who can think on their feet, who will hammer away at the important points and not be deflected by the measerly, miserly, mots of the professional politicians.
A woman who can extract ’sorry’ from the Prime Minister’s Machiavellian mouth no less than 16 times.
A woman who is not deflected by the Prime Minister going for the sympathy vote as he attempts to blame his poor handwriting – code speak for ‘I’ve only got one eye, you know, I’m a victim, you can’t criticise me’. Oh yes she could.
A woman who had her facts and figures on Merlins and Chinooks burned into her consciousness by the sad loss of her son, and who rebutted the Prime Minister times and again as he tried to claim that ‘our troops’ had all the equipment that they need.
A woman who single handed has achieved something that 646 professional politicians have failed to do for over 2 years – put Gordon Brown on the spot and keep him there until he squeaked.
A woman who without any prior warning, and in the midst of her grief, managed to grill the Prime Minister more effectively than any media luvvy.
A woman who can steer her way through the Prime Minister’s ‘regret’ that she had taken offence and spell out to him that this was only apologising for her having taken offence, not for having caused it.
If we had 646 Jacqui Janes’ in Parliament, we would not be in the mess we are today. This was straight talking, clear sighted thinking, and a display of guts unseen in the current parliamentary piglets, male or female.
HERE is a link to her conversation with the Prime Minister.
Tell you what, I will publicly pledge to pay Mrs Janes’ deposit as candidate. Now who will have the guts to put her up as a candidate? Guthrum?