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Mrs. Monk's Would-be Diary, should have been written by Mrs. Monk, since she is the "Writer" in the family.
However, since she is a writer only in the conceptual sense, I have undertaken to fill these pages on her behalf.
If not by her, these pages will certainly be about her, and other important matters of the day

Leslie Monk



Mrs Monk’s Would-Be Diary .........

What a Pickle, Pickles.

Dear Eric,

2 December 2009

Where is David these days? He has stopped writing to me. If he wants to follow Obama’s media strategy, I really do think he should write to me at least once a week. I am already disappointed since I thought we were best friends.

Today on Breakfast TV before the Chancellor was about to make his budget announcement, I heard a rumble between two rival journalists of opposing political allegiances.

This was on the subject of Bankers bonuses where one was arguing that the issue of bonuses was insignificant in terms of the national debt that we face, and the other was on the side of the Man on the street, or Mr and Mrs Monk who all  might be ticked off.

When the Postal strikers were making waves, the arguments were reversed by the same two journalists.  Surprising? No.

I have to observe that electioneering is now definitely underway, and you have now finessed your strategy, and are now in a position to smooth your passage into government.

You should, and are obliged to pander to public opinion, and you must of course continue to oppose the bankers bonuses, however unpalatable that might be to a true Tory, or you will otherwise lose votes and we can’t have that, but by all means continue to hedge your bets by continuing to overlook apparent strike action over the bonus issue, ......of the postal workers.

I have tried to help your case by researching the issue of Bank Regulation.  I have googled “Bank Regulation 2007” (Before Northern Rock) and I could not find a single article where a Tory, or indeed anyone else, asked for, or indeed mentioned the regulation of the banking sector, so you are in the clear.

However under your expert guidance, and since Northern Rock, many New Tory advocates of Banker Regulation,  have surfaced.  So many, that you would think they have turned soft, beseeching,    left,   and before the heavenly light of salvation, that may only be eclipsed by a large rare hippo.

I do miss David.

Your very best friend, Leslie.

Dear Leslie,

2 December 2009

Dear leslie,

This week I want to tell you about a brilliant new campaigning network that we launched recently called MyConservatives.

MyConservatives, makes it really easy for you to campaign and fundraise for the candidates and the issues that you care about (whether you're a member of the Party or not). Here are my five top tips for what you can do on it:

  1. Donate directly to individual campaigns online
  2. Sign petitions and send messages to those in power
  3. Get involved in campaigning and social action events
  4. Ring voters from the comfort of your own home
  5. Set up online tickets for fundraising events

David Cameron has made this video today explaining what it's all about...


Best Wishes

Eric Pickles


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