In his first report from the campaign trail, Colin Bex has highlighted some familiar territory for us, and for smaller parties generally, and that’s the refusal of those in authority to allow our case to be heard.
Witney Churches Together have again arranged a hustings from which Colin – along with candidates from all the other less established parties – has been barred. Not just from participating but even from attending. The reason WCT – motto ‘The Churches of Witney are here to serve God and the community’ – reportedly gave for barring Colin was that ‘I don’t know you so I can’t trust you’. It seems they’d rather vote for the devil they do know than give a platform to a candidate determined to open up our politics to a breath of fresh air.
Colin intends to mount a protest outside, before and after the meeting.